Counseling

A Calming Place to Learn

Even though spring is far behind us, many families still cringe at the memory of frantically trying to find the right password for that class Zoom meeting (the one that started ten minutes ago!). Many care providers struggled with keeping track of a weekly calendar filled with online assignments and...

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Final Grant from the Finley Foundation

    Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is humbled to announce it is a beneficiary of generous support from the Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation in its final year of granting new gifts to Sonoma County nonprofits. SAY CEO Anita Maldonado gratefully accepted the grant from Norma Person, the foundation's president,...

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Social Advocates for Youth offers FREE wellness groups for youth

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) is proud to announce it will be offering free counseling services for youth this winter at three Sonoma County Library branches. In partnership with Sonoma County Library, SAY’s mental health clinicians will be hosting a series of weekly and bi-weekly drop-in wellness groups for youth ages...

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Meet Jada

[embed]https://vimeo.com/[/embed] [vimeo 215745370 w=720 h=405] When Jada’s father was disabled in a car accident, the path of her childhood and her family’s stability was deeply affected. Her parents struggled to keep up with monthly bills, including mortgage payments. “My dad wasn’t able to work,” Jada says. “So we weren’t able to pay for...

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We’re Moving!

After years of planning, we are THRILLED to announce our upcoming move to the SAY Dream Center! Our offices on Airway Drive will be closed starting at 5 pm on Thursday, December 17th 2015. Our offices will re-open at 9 am on Monday, December 28th. Our new address at the SAY Dream...

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A Welcome Celebration at WillMar Grief & Healing Center

SAY has a long history in Sonoma (we began offering counseling services in 1994!) and we're excited to have the opportunity to expand our services by taking over the operations at WillMar Family Grief and Healing Center. To mark this new beginning for WillMar, which had previously announced their upcoming...

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SAY Offers Mental Health Counseling in Santa Rosa Schools

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (October 5-11). Throughout the week, people from across California are coming together to spread awareness about the importance of mental health and to show their support for the issue. With counseling at the heart of we do, here at Social Advocates for Youth,...

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Girl's Stress Management Group

Summer Counseling Groups Now Open for Sign Ups

This summer, SAY therapist Julie Iverson is kicking off a series of counseling groups for teens, children and young adults. Topics include: teens as parents, a social anxiety group for teen girls, self-harm recovery group for girls, anger management for boys ages 10-14, stress management for teen girls, and a...

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