Change doesn’t happen overnight. But how do you know if you are moving in the right direction?

The therapists at Family Concern Counseling work hard to provide a safe, confidential, and respectful environment for clients to discuss and work through their challenges and feelings. We realize that no problem or pain is trivial and understand that everyone struggles with the process of change from time to time.

Our therapists work from a holistic model and provide clients with tools to develop their emotional, social, relational, spiritual, and physical well-being.

The first step to a better life is often the most difficult. Call today.


Relationship Issues
Stress, Anxiety & Trauma
Grief & Loss
Parent Support & Education
Out-of-Control, Strong-Willed
Children or Adolescents
Child, Adolescent, Parent & Family
Conflict & Relational Issues
Child & Adolescent Behavioral &
School Related Issues
Anger Control & Resolution
Spiritual Concerns
Premarital & Marriage
Play Therapy


Family Concern Counseling is committed to providing professional and ethical counseling services. Our counselors are available Monday through Friday, including some evenings. Call us today at 209-522-9568, x.118.

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Not only does Family Concern Counseling work with individuals, couples and familes, we offer offer services in our community. We provide trainings, presentations, group experiences and services for local schools. 

  • 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.

  • Kourtney Kauffman- Director of Family Concern Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate # 88940

    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. 

  • Samantha Van Horn- Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate #75741

    209-522-9568, ext. 120

    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.

  • Tyesha Sullivan- Marriage and Family Therapist, Intern #74057

    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- MS, PPCI/LPCC Intern #1224

    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.  

  • Christina Reeves - Marriange and Family Therapist, Intern #97041

    209-522-9568 ext. 121

  • Alexandra Cover - Marriage and Family Therapist, Intern #100704

    209-522-9568 ext. 124