Counseling Services

Recognizing the specific needs of LGBTQ+ youth, and the barriers of cost and limited number of knowledgeable service providers, Side by Side offers short-term counseling with a licensed clinician on-site in our Youth Center in Richmond. These services are free to Side by Side youth.

  • Youth must participate in Side by Side programs for at least a month before accessing clinical services.
  • There is a six-week term for youth accessing services. After six weeks, if a youth would like to continue services, they can write a letter outlining how they intend to use the additional sessions. 
  • Parental permission is required for any youth under 18 to access clinical services. 

To learn more about accessing clinical services, contact Emma Yackso, Director of Youth Programs & Services.