West County Community Services provides free counseling through a variety of programs for youth, adults, and seniors who are at risk, disabled – physically or emotionally – and need emergency or on-going help to improve the quality of their lives.

Hope Sonoma County | Senior Peer Counseling | Family Liason Services | School Counseling

HOPE Sonoma County

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Free Support Counseling for Sonoma County residents

Are you feeling: Tired? Frustrated? Depressed? Overwhelmed? You are not alone in this experience and we are here to help!

West County Community Services and HOPE Sonoma County are providing local Sonoma County residents FREE confidential counseling, disaster education and support due to the Sonoma County Fires and Flood as well as the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

HOPE Sonoma County is a Disaster Response Counseling Program. Our role is to educate, inform and support survivors in problem solving, prioritizing needs and improving communication skills, thus empowering survivors to advocate for themselves.

We can help in the following areas:

  • Process the stress and trauma of recent community disasters and current pandemic
  • Facilitate remote connection with others
  • Validate unique emotional, physical, and psychological responses to current life stressors and recent trauma
  • Building strategies, and a plan to meet individual and family needs
  • Increase healthy coping tools
  • Offer community resources and referral as appropriate

If you have been impacted previously by the Sonoma County fires, flood or now by the COVID-19 pandemic, we can help.  We are currently able to meet individuals through tele-counseling and/or Zoom conferences during Shelter-in-Place (SIP).

Please call to talk to a counselor or set up an appointment. Services also available in Spanish.

English: 707-291-3788

Español: 707-291-6459

Follow us on Facebook for updates, self-care tips and other useful tools and resources!

https://www.facebook.com/HOPE-Sonoma-County-104221484489248/

 

Weekly Zoom Support Group led by Paulette

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 7937 6944

Password: 583613

Senior Peer Counseling

Volunteer Senior Peer Counselors are caring individuals who offer empathetic listening and support to help other seniors share concerns, and gain a healthier perspective and better emotional balance. Senior Peer Counselors are all seniors themselves who volunteer their time to visit other seniors in their homes, providing 12 sessions of supportive counseling free of cost. All Senior Peer Counselors have completed training and receive ongoing supervision by a licensed professional. Support groups for Senior Men and Senior Women are also offered at various locations in Sonoma County.

For more information or to request services call the Senior Peer Counseling intake line at 823-1640 ext. 380.Contact
Melissa Fike, MFT
Senior Adult Counseling Division Director
707-823-1640 ext 301
melissa.fike@westcountyservices.org


Family Liaison Services

At Guerneville Elementary School & Monte Rio Elementary- Deb Holmes supports families access resources in the community and provides one-time financial assistance when needed. (it’s an extension of crisis support services in the schools)   Contact
Deb Holmes
deborah.holmes@westcountyservices.org


School Counseling

We have licensed therapists providing therapy for students at Laguna, Brook Haven Middle School, and Guerneville Elementary.       Contact

Christy Davila, LMFT
Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health
707-823-1640 ext 391
christy.davila@westcountyservices.org


Crisis Support Services

Contact
Deb Holmes
deborah.holmes@westcountyservices.org