Together we are innovating the system of care
for youth behavioral and mental health

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response, lies our growth and our freedom.

Victor Frankl

Our Offerings

Therapeutic Mentoring

Flexible, one on one meaning-making through authentic relationship, supported outdoor peak experiences and community engagement with a clinically supervised mentor.

Treatment Outcomes

Reduce overall symptomatic distress and increase youth resilience.

Treatment Length

Mid to Long term (3 to 18 months)

Target Population

Ages: 5 – 23

Clinical Services

One on one & family interventions by an experienced licensed or supervised clinician. Grounded in mindfulness, our clinicians take a holistic approach to therapy.

Treatment Outcomes

Building strengths, deepening self acceptance and awareness

Treatment Length

Short to Long term

Target Population

Ages 5 – 23; Family

Our Approach

Based on cutting edge research, the experience of our therapeutic team, and earned wisdom from years of working with youth we have cultivated strategies and to help youth learn, heal, and thrive.

Our work is grounded in the theories of Family Systems Theory, Attachment Theory, and Psychodynamic Theory.

We use a range of practices including Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, and Yoga. Our support is solution-focused, trauma-focused, and person-centered.

We have experience helping youth address a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief & loss, difficulties with concentration, self-esteem, identity development, relational distress, family of origin concerns, and major life changes.

We do not help the youth to grow or change. They have to do that themselves. We provide the container, support, connection and opportunities. Self-awareness, Insights, and Vivid Experiences happen. With these, youth are then able to make better choices. We are Human Experience Specialists.


For more information contact about our programs, please contact our Local Area Program Manager: Shelby Singer 530.563.6622 shelby@sierraexperience.org

Our Key Partners


Tahoe Forest Health System
Nevada County

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