New Directions for Youth | Therapeutic Counseling
New Directions for Youth provides assessment, counseling and referral services to more than 2,000 young people and their families annually. NDY's professional and para-professional counselors offer clients individual, group and family counseling. Experienced outreach counselors work on more than a dozen Los Angeles Unified School District campuses addressing such critical issues as gang affiliation, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse, drop-out decisions and depression. In addition to School-Based counseling, New Directions for Youth employs a staff of trained counselors at its Van Nuys facility to lead on-site individual, group, and family counseling. Parenting classes are provided to court-referred individuals and walk-ins and are strongly encouraged for parents of any youth enrolled in the agency's programs.