300 students received mental health counseling from YFC on campuses last school year. The top three referral reasons were behavioral issues, family challenges, and trauma. 240 training hours were provided for schools and the community.


Change doesn’t happen overnight. But how do you know if you are moving in the right direction? Family Concern Counseling provides services to adults, couples, youth and families to support positive change and mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health, in steps to achieving overall wellbeing.

At Family Concern Counseling, we recognize that no problem or pain is trivial, and understand that each person holds a unique story. Our goal is to come alongside you to offer support through challenging life situations and assist in fostering growth and healing. Our team of therapists seek to provide a safe, confidential environment to allow the opportunity to navigate personal struggles, relationships, and emotions. We work from a holistic model, in order to provide tools to enhance emotional, relational, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.

Stress, Anxiety & Trauma
Grief & Loss
Anger Control & Resolution
Relational Concerns
Premarital & Marriage Counseling
Family Conflict & Relational Issues
Child & Adolescent - Behavioral Issues
Child & Adolescent - School-Related Issues
Foster & Adoptive Issues
Human Trafficking
Parent Support & Education
Spiritual Concerns
Play Therapy

We welcome all. Family Concern Counseling values the diversity of each of our clients, and we are committed to providing professional and ethical counseling services. Our therapists are available Monday – Friday, including some evenings. Our regular session fee is $100, however we can also offer assistance through our Reduced Fee Program. To learn more about counseling services or to request an appointment, call (209) 522-9568 ext.118 or complete a Counseling Interest Form.


The MFT/PCC Practicum Program is an opportunity for students who are pursuing a graduate degree to obtain hours for their practicum course. The goal is to further develop student’s competencies in providing mental health services to a variety of populations in our community. The trainees gain real-world experience by providing individual, family, couple, and child therapy. They have the opportunity to work in a school based and/or an office setting. Clinical supervision is provided in a group setting which occurs weekly for the number of direct hours obtained by the trainee. Individual or triadic supervision may also be provided as needed. In addition, trainees receive monthly trainings to further develop their clinical skills. The Practicum Program requires a commitment of 8-12 months, with flexible hours ranging between 10-20 hours per week depending on the trainee’s needs. These hours include direct client time, treatment planning, progress note completion, trainings, and staff meetings. This position is volunteer. If interested, please send a resume to Brenda Cabello.


Family Concern Counseling has also been afforded the unique opportunity to work alongside a number of groups within our community to provide trainings and presentations, as well as mental health services for our local school districts. We value the opportunity to work within our community and invite you to contact us to discuss specific or personalized training needs for your organization or group.

Trauma-Informed Care
Suicide & Self Harm
Impact of Chronic Stress
Relationship & Communication Skills
Restorative Practices in Schools & Community
Emotional Regulation &  Anger Management Skills

For more information about scheduling a YFC workshop or presentation, call 209-522-9568 or complete a Training Interest Form.

  • Kourtney Kauffman, Family Concern Counseling Director, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#116593)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.122

    Kourtney has been involved with YFC for over 9 years, both as a Campus Life volunteer in Shasta County, and as Tapestry volunteer staff in Modesto, before joining our team of therapists as a volunteer trainee in 2012. Kourtney has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Simpson University, a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in counseling, and spent 7 years working as a case worker for a foster family agency in Merced, CA. She has experience and training in Restorative Practices, leading circles and groups, and has a love for working with children, youth, adults and families who are stuck in problematic and destructive cycles.  Kourtney has worked with many struggling youth and children, and has a particular passion for helping people overcome histories filled with pain and trauma. 

  • Brenda Cabello, Family Concern Administrative Assistant
    (209) 522-9568 ext.118

    Brenda recently joined Youth for Christ as the Family Concern Administrative Assistant. She has 10 years of financial industry experience and management. Brenda and Oscar, her husband of 19 years, moved to Modesto in 2001. They have four children; three sons and a daughter.

  • Samantha Van Horn, Family Concern Counseling School Services Coordinator, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#112122)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.121

    Samantha has served as a therapist with Youth for Christ for two and a half years under the ministry of Family Concern Counseling.  She earned her Master’s of Science Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Simpson University.  Samantha has been a Christian since she was a child and participated in her church’s youth leadership teams, her high school’s Fellowship of Christian Atheletes SALT leadership team, and has a passion for missions.  She has gone on missions and lead teams to Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic.  Samantha hopes to be a vessel for God’s healing power and light as she works with children, teens, couples, families and individuals in her time at Family Concern Counseling. She provides training for local schools, community based organizations and churches. She has also facilitated emotional health and wellness workshops at high schools and junior highs to reduce violence on campus and increase empathy among students. She is currently the on-site clinician at several local schools working with students in elementary school to high school. In her time prior to Youth for Christ, she served as a Refugee Resettlement Coordinator for World Relief, a Christian organization, working with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds and case management.

  • Courtney Wohld, Family Concern Counseling Practicum Program Coordinator, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#106191)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.123

  • Samantha Tallon, Family Concern Counseling Therapist Team Coordinator, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#106429)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.128

  • Tyesha Sullivan, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#112232)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.125

    Tyesha has been a part of Youth for Christ, Family Concern Counseling since 2011. She started as a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee and has since graduated to intern. Tyesha received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and her Masters in Counseling in 2012. Tyesha has served as an onsite therapist for several schools through Family Concern. She has also worked with families, couples, individuals, and really enjoys working with children.

  • Sandie Maness, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#7843)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.126

    Sandie has served as a therapist with Youth for Christ Family Concern Counseling for four months.  She earned her Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Counseling in 2014 from California State University Stanislaus.  Sandie has worked with teens and individuals in her time at Family Concern Counseling. She has led small group sessions for a local school addressing social skills and grief. Mrs. Maness is a member of California Association for Licensed Professional Counselors As well as her work with Youth for Christ; Sandie currently mentors new educators, provides administrative support services to staff and families for Modesto City Schools, and teaches full-time.  

  • Alexandra Cover, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#100704)
    (209) 522-9568 ext.124

  • Christina Soto, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#119145)

  • Lorraine Webb, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#111927)

  • Our Associate and Trainee Therapists are under the clinical supervision of the following Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Marty Villa, Aaron Crumrine, Sarah Andrews, and Jolene Daly.