Youth Services

Yamhill County Family and Youth serves children and teens ages 0 to 18. We have an array of mental health professionals who have advanced education and training in counseling and various specialties. Our approach matches the best practices developed by research and national experts. We focus on helping children, teens and parents improve skills, health and well-being.

What We Offer

We meet with children and parents to determine the best interventions in treatment for the individual child and your family. You create your child's plan for treatment with the therapist, which includes the services that best fit your needs. This may include individual and family therapy, group therapy for your child, or parenting education groups. Most treatment is brief and ends when your goals are met.

When You Arrive

Parents or legal guardians, as well as youth ages 14 or older, can begin services by walking into our office and asking to begin services or by calling ahead: 503-434-7462. Our staff will help you complete a brief set of forms about your reason for seeking services, your consent for treatment, and a financial agreement. If your child is insured by the Oregon Health Plan (OHP or Medicaid), there is no cost to you.

What to Expect When You Request Services

Children's mental health services begin with a comprehensive assessment with your child and you, the parents, meeting with one of our highly qualified therapists. The first appointment takes about two hours. The therapist begins by gathering information, learning more about your child and developing a clear picture of your concerns. Next, they will work with you and your child to make a treatment plan with goals and a plan of how to reach those goals. Ongoing appointments may be weekly or every other week and taper to monthly while practicing new skills at home.

Treatment Philosophy

Family and Youth Programs offers the highest quality of mental health services for children, youth and parents. Our staff functions under the State of Oregon licensing requirements for clinical services as well as under the Federal requirements for Medicaid. We are trained and have ongoing supervision with research-based, best practices "Evidence-Based Practices", such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Medication Management.

Medication Evaluation & Management

Some youth struggle with extreme behaviors, anxiety or depression that does not improve adequately with counseling alone. If your child is too overwhelmed with challenges to be able to learn how to function and feel better, we may suggest an evaluation by our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Medications may help a child through a particularly difficult time until other skills are mastered, then sometimes medications can be discontinued. We will also work collaboratively with your child's physician to coordinate care and to monitor any health concerns and medications your physician may have prescribed.

Fees or Costs of Service

There are no fees for services for children insured with Oregon Health Plan (also called "OHP" or "Medicaid"). Other financial arrangements may be made with our staff if your child is covered by other insurance. If your child is not insured, a sliding scale fee is also available.

  1. Family & Youth Services

    Physical Address
    420 NE 5th Street
    McMinnville, OR 97128

    Experiencing a crisis? Please call 844-842-8200.

  2. Newberg Behavioral Health Services

    Physical Address
    2318 E Portland Road
    Suite 100
    Newberg, OR 97132