Counseling

The Young Women’s Resource Center provides access to Mental Health Counselors for one-on-one sessions to participants. Sessions may also include their partner and/or family in sessions. Counseling sessions are a place to experience supportive and safe spaces to discuss any issues participants are dealing with in their lives or any topic they choose. These free, voluntary and confidential services give participants a safe place to talk about whatever they are going through, to be listened to and be accepted for who they are.

Marcia Bradley is our Art Therapist and specializes in creative counseling techniques. She provides voluntary and confidential counseling services for our girls and young women in schools and at the YWRC. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

 

Ayo Davis-Yeboah is our Counseling and Program Support Specialist. She provides individual and group counseling at the YWRC, schools and community organizations. Ayo also supports both the Empowerment and Young Moms Programs by facilitating groups as needed. Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Topics covered

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self-esteem
  • anger management
  • empowerment
  • school-related issues
  • eating disorders
  • substance abuse
  • trauma issues
  • healthy relationships/family relationships
  • child-parent therapy
  • postpartum therapy

Activities

  • art therapy
  • journaling
  • goal-setting
  • parental support
  • support system involvement

Age group

Any persons age 10 – 21 who have been socialized and/or identify as female. Trans and nonbinary friends are welcome.

Time & day

All art therapy and counseling sessions are arranged by appointment, typically Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Virtual sessions are offered.

**To schedule an art therapy appointment with Marcia, please email her or call (515) 244-4901.

**To schedule a counseling appointment with Ayo, please email her or call (515) 244-4901.

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