The Nexus Therapeutic Counseling department provides a variety of services
for children and their parents/caregivers including the following programs:
 
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy ~ Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
is an intensive treatment program that is designed to help both parents and
children.  The PCIT program works with parents and children together to
improve the quality of the parent-child relationship and to teach parents
the skills necessary to manage their child’s behavior problems.  PCIT is
appropriate for children who are between the ages of 2 and 7 years. 
 
Aggression Replacement Training ~ Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
is a multimodal therapeutic intervention designed to alter the behavior of
chronically aggressive youth.  It consists of skill streaming to teach pro-social behavior, anger control to empower youth to modify their own anger responsiveness, and moral reasoning training.  ART is offered in small groups and is appropriate for youth who are between the ages of 12 and 18 years.  
 
Common Ground ~ Common Ground is a skills-building communication course which joins parents and teens in a creative partnership.  During the course, parents and teens learn to listen respectfully, communicate honestly and openly, set and respect limits, and appreciate and honor differences. 
 
CHAT Child Counseling Services ~ The CHAT program offers individual therapeutic counseling services to children under 18 years of age who are victims of emotional trauma, abuse or bullying.  All counseling services are provided free of charge by qualified therapists at the Nexus office in Jackson.  To receive information regarding program eligibility requirements or to inquire about CHAT counseling services, please contact the Nexus therapy office. 
  
To receive more information regarding services, please contact the Nexus therapy office at (209) 257-1980 x 101 or email to lhalvorson@nexusyfs.org.  Para información en Español, por favor llame al (209) 257-1980 x 104.
   
To send a referral for services, please email to tparker@nexusyfs.org. 
To download the Nexus referral form, click here.
Services are made possible through funding provided by the Mental Health Services Act, Amador County Behavioral Health, Amador County Department of Social Services, the Amador County Probation Department, and community donations. Funding for CHAT services is made possible through the United States Department of Justice, VOCA 16.575, through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). is made possible through the United States Department of Justice, VOCA 16.575, through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).
Nexus counseling offices are located at:
601 Court St, Suite 208
Jackson, CA 95642