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24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline 619.234.3164

Counseling Services

“The YWCA is helping me with my mental health issues through individual and group therapy. Now, I believe in myself. I have changed — I have become empowered.”

— Becky’s House Resident

For information about our Counseling Services, please call our confidential counseling line at 619.239.0355 x252.

Intensive group therapy sessions, conducted by Masters level interns, are provided to all residents in programs at the YWCA of San Diego County. These counseling sessions cover self-esteem/assertiveness training, boundary setting, conflict resolution, the cycle of domestic violence and techniques to manage anger and stress.  Individual counseling and parenting classes are also provided. Our skilled therapists offer a wide range of therapeutic styles in a caring and supportive environment. We offer counseling to individuals, families, couples, children and adolescents.

Areas of Focus

  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Personal and spiritual growth
  • Grief and loss
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Social discomfort
  • Abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma, post-traumatic stress
  • Low self esteem
  • Anger management
  • Phase of life problems
  • Emotional stress
  • Vocational stress

Group Therapy: The Domestic Violence Support Group is offered to the public. Group therapy is offered to all clients residing in our YWCA programs and to members of the community for a fee.
Flexible Hours: We offer convenient day, evening and weekend appointments.
Fees: Counseling is offered on a sliding fee scale. Please call 619.239.0355 x252 for details.
Treatment & Evaluation Resource Management (TERM): We have TERM-listed therapists available.
The YWCA’s counseling team spends nearly 12,000 hours a year working with our families and members of the San Diego community.