Supporting youth mental health is an important part of serving our community.  Adolescent Counseling Services provides a variety of Community Education elements throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.


Ninety-Nine Tips for Talking With Your Teenager

Are you having trouble communicating with a teenager in your life?  ACS put together a booklet of 99 quick and digestible tips to help you better communicate with your teen.  Request your copy today!  Available in both English and Spanish.


Resource Blog

If you want to stay updated about in youth trends, subscribe to our blog!  ACS updates this community resource with up-to-date information on the latest teen trends, tips on communication, and important research studies and original content from our specially trained care professionals.


UNIQUE Workshops: Understanding Issues in the Queer Experience

The aim of UNIQUE presentations is to promote best practices in working with and supporting LGBTQQ+ youth in the community.

These workshops can be tailored to the amount of time you have available and cover a variety of topics including:

  • LGBTQQ 101
  • California laws that protect LGBTQQ youth
  • Speaker’s bureau with youth panels
  • Transgender education with gender education speakers.

Due to high demand, UNIQUE Workshops are booked through June 30, 2016.  Scheduling requests will resume in July 2016! 


Substance Abuse Prevention Workshops

Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program staff are equipped to provide informative presentations about the risks of drug/alcohol use, signs of abuse, and how to help those in need.  To learn more about our workshops or schedule a presentation, please contact Connie Mayer, LMFT, Director of Outpatient Counseling Services at 650.424.0852 x104


Teen Topic Presentations

Presentation topics vary depending upon the needs of the audience, and most commonly cover depression, anxiety, academic stress, and resiliency. During Community Education Presentations, participants learn about the issues and challenges facing adolescents, as well as essential skills and knowledge that promote increased communication, trust and genuine understanding between youth and adults. To learn more, or to schedule a presentation, please contact Connie Mayer, LMFT, Director of Outpatient Counseling Services, at 650.424.0852 x104