Youth & Family Counseling

Our Youth and Family Counseling Program offers a variety of programs that help adults and families deal with challenges at every stage in life.

Get relief from stressful situations, learn new communication skills and gain better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Our professional counselors can guide you to overcome the following:

  • Family conflicts
  • Relationship challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Parenting challenges/child behavior issues
  • Anxiety, stress, depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse
  • Divorce, separation
  • Trauma
  • Substance Abuse

Affordable $30 per session fee. To get started, please call (415) 892-1643, ext 239. (Se habla Español) for a confidential phone assessment. We utilize a variety of short and long-term approached emphasizing the latest evidence-based treatments.

Teen Services Flyer (English/Spanish)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

A highly effective program that guides parents/guardians on how to interact with their child in a manner that leads to more positive child behaviors and increases the sense of connection between parent and child. PCIT is unique from other parent coaching models in that it involves live, real-life coaching by a trained counselor from behind a 1-way mirror. PCIT is suitable for children ages 2 to 8 and their parents/guardians.  Meet Our Counselors.

Affordable $30 per session fee. To learn more about PCIT and have a confidential  phone assessment, please contact Marli Keeley, MFTI at (415) 892-1643 ext. 312.

Couples Counseling

Couples therapy is highly effective in helping two people build new communication skills in order to regain a sense of connection. With a trained counselor in a safe environment, couples can begin to identify stumbling blocks and break down the repeated patterns of behavior that erode relationships over time. With coaching, a couple can begin to replace these negative patterns with healthy ways of interacting that will improve understanding, connection and intimacy.

Karen Morelli was formerly a programmer analyst in corporate finance and later went back to graduate school in 2011 to become a Marriage and Family therapist. Karen graduated with honors from Dominican University in 2014.


Support and Counseling During Emergencies

The North Marin Community Center would like to offer you and your family support and resources during emergencies. Please take a moment to read the resources documents below that will help you increase communication with your child or locate mental health support if needed.

Immediate Health Crisis: If you or a family member has an immediate mental health crisis, please call Psychiatric Emergency: (415) 499-6666. Find more programs in the Bay Area. Call 211 or (800) 273-6222 for free, confidential service in over 150 languages.

If your child or family is looking for mental health support, please call the North Marin Community Services for a confidential phone assessment: (415) 892-1643, ext 239 (Se habla Español).

All services are offered MondayFriday10 am – 8 pm, by appointment.

Counseling services are available at North Marin Community Services (680 Wilson Avenue) and at the Novato Teen Clinic (6090 Redwood Blvd). Counseling Services are available in English and Spanish, provided by licensed Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT), and Post Master MFT interns and trainees.

La Guía de Consejería de Salud Mental de Novato

NMCS For Grieving Teens

Para Jóvenes: Cómo ayudar cuando un amigo esta de Luto

NYC Coping with Loss

Para Jóvenes: Cómo ayudar cuando un amigo esta de Luto

Tips for Talking with Children About Violence

Conversando con Niños Sobre la Violencia

NMCS Bereavement Checklist


Mental Health Internships

Under the supervision of the Clinical Director, this position is responsible for performing therapy in a manner that is consistent with the legal and ethical standards set by the professional field and the North Marin Community Services’ Mission. To learn more, click the link below

2018-2019 NMCS Intern Program Description

2018-2019 Paid Counseling Internship