Alcoholics Anonymous 694-3870
American Red Cross 3114 E. Fourth Plan Blvd. 693-5821
• Emergency assistance with food and shelter
• Community classes in first aid, CPR and babysitting
Child Abuse Hotline 993-7901
Child Care Resource and Referral 750-9735
Clark County Crisis Line 696-9560
Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service 695-0599
Community Drug and Alcohol Center 3305 Main St. 696-1631
• Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for adolescents and adults
• Drug and alcohol assessments for adolescents
Community Mediation Services 210 E. 13th St. 696-8060
• Assistance with conflict resolution
Department of Social and Health Services 907 Harney 993-7700
• Community Services Division
• Financial, medical and food assistance
Domestic Violence Hotline 695-0501
• YWCA SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program
• Support groups for survivors of violence and sexual assault
• Emergency Shelter
• Counseling (sliding fee scale) 696-0167
Emergency Shelter Clearinghouse 695-9677
• Referrals to shelters around Clark County
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington 696-5149
• Health services and assistance
Salvation Army Family Services Center 7509 NE 47th Ave. 694-9503
• Food and clothing assistance
Stepping Stones 3400 Main St., Suite 202 696-5100
• Bereavement support for children, adolescents and adults
Children’s Center 13500 SE 7th St. 699-2244
• Individual and family counseling for children and adolescents
• Accepts private insurance and medical coupons
Children’s Home Society 309 W. 12th St. 695-1325
• Specialized treatment for children and families with sexual abuse issues
• Accepts medical coupons
Columbia River Mental Health Services 6926 NE 4th Plain Blvd. 993-3000
• Individual, family and group counseling for children, adolescents and adults
• Accepts medical coupons
Family Reconciliation Servies (DCFS) 907 Harney St. 993-7900
• Division of Children and Family Services
• State-funded services to adolescents and families in conflict
Vancouver Guidance Clinic 3112 Main St. 694-2016
• Individual and family counseling for children, adolescents and adults
• Accepts private insurance
Western Psychological and Counseling Services 7507 NE 51st St. 906-1190
• Accepts CUP, Kaiser and private insurance
Please contact me, Christine Hill, if you are interested in a list of private therapists in Vancouver.
If you have medical coupons or other health insurance, you are encouraged to call your plan’s customer service line for a referral to a counselor that is covered under your plan.
QUESTIONS TO ASK A POTENTIAL THERAPIST
1. Do you take my insurance?
Check with both your insurance provider and therapist to insure you will have coverage.
2. Do you have any areas of specialty?
3. What is your experience working with individuals with the issue my child/family is seeking
4. Are there any disorders/issues you do not feel comfortable working with?
5. Do you work with the family, the individual or both?
Some therapists will only work with the family will others will only work with the individual. As a parent how involved do you feel you need to be in your child’s therapy? Chose a therapist that will include you at that level.
6. What does a typical therapy session with you look like?
If you are familiar with the theories that guide therapeutic practices you may wish to ask that instead. The goal of this question is for you to understand what will be happening when your child meets with the therapist. Will they play games, do art or simply talk? Will your child be asked to complete tasks outside of the one-on-one session?
7. What is your work schedule? With what frequency do you generally see clients?
Many therapists do not work a traditional 9-5, M-F work week. It is common for therapists to work some evening hours. The frequency with which a therapist sees a client varies from once a month to twice a week. How frequently do you feel your child will need to connect with a therapist to stay focused on his/her therapeutic goals?
Most important – Make sure your child is comfortable with the therapist.
Need Help Finding Help?
Dial 2-1-1, 1-877-501-0252 from your cell phone or visit www.211info.org
Connecting people in need to community resources
2-1-1 can help you find:
211 is answered by trained information and referral specialists and information can be provided in over 150 languages.
?Necesita Encontrar Ayuda?
Desde su telefono celular marque 1-877-501-0252 or www.211info.org
Podemos ayudarle a encontrar:
211 es contestado por Especialistas en Informacion y Referencia Sin sistemas confusos
Hablamos su idioma: Podemos dar infomacion en mas de 150 idiomas