Family counseling can be conducted within the privacy of working with a trained professional therapist (who specializes in family or group counseling), a pastor/ minister/rabbi (representing a religious/spiritual organization) or through designated non-profit agencies (located throughout Ventura County).
A Parent’s Guide — be sure to watch for these warning signs —
Teen Mental Health Problems: Warning Signs
The Aster Foundation (Child Abuse Counseling)
530 W. Ojai Avenue, #208
Genesis Program (in Ventura) — www.genesisprograms.com
specializes in chemical dependency (evaluation and treatment)
Gladstone Counseling Center – www.gladstonecounselingcenter.com/
Sparkitivity (formerly Ignite Creative Learning Studio) – www.sparkitivity.com
Katie Haydon, Founder and Educational Consultant – firstname.lastname@example.org
We support parents to pinpoint child strengths and interests to build a strong foundation of self-knowledge, motivation, engagement, and confidence. We collaborate with schools and teachers to connect these strengths to learning, practically apply them, and improve learning success.
Life Choices Pregnancy Clinic of Ojai (24 hour hotline) – www.ojailifechoices.org
Transitional Age Youth Program – The TAY Tunnel (in Oxnard) empowers individuals – ages 16 to 25 – to take an active role in creating positive lifestyle changes within a supportive, safe and understanding environment – http://www.pacificclinics.org/media/video/pacific-clinics-tay-tunnel-program-oxnard
(805) 240-2538 Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000028825605&ref=tn_tnmn#!/TayTunnel
Young Life (Ojai Valley) – www.ojai.younglife.org
Area Director – Nathalie Selleslags, (805) 794-1663
A Christian non-denominational and non-profit organization that mentors youth and works with parents regardless of faith (or no faith).
Youth/Gang Relations – www.ovcc.org
Ojai Community Church — Pastor Paul Bergman; email@example.com
Within the Ojai Unified School District (K-12), trained grief counselors are available to work with youth and teens to deal with issues ranging from death, separation and divorce. In the private school settings, consult with your schools’ administrator for the appropriate individual(s) to work directly with.
Jeanine Murphy, L.M.F.T.
Ojai Unified School District/Mental Health Clinician
HELP of Ojai Clinical Supervisor for Bereavement Program
(805) 640-4343, ext.1858
Becky Lowe, L.M.F.T.– specializes in grief and bereavement
Joanie Chiarodit, LMFT
Sandra Blase, L.M.F.T.
Nicola Gosen, L.M.F.T.
(805) 680-2621 – www.nicolagosen.com
Julie Sardonia, M.A., L.M.F.T
Kathy Leary-Wilde, L.M.F.T., Private Practices/HELP of Ojai – www.kathylearywilde.com
Heidi Rosenbaum, M.D.
Patricia Teague, L.M.F.T.
In the event of an family of personal emergency or crisis, contact 911 or 211 (social services) immediately.
Family Assistance (Non-Emergency)
Clinicas Del Camino Real – offers low-cost counseling – www.clinicas.org
Ojai (805) 640-8293
Comprehensive Multi-Dimensional Family Resource Team (CMFRT) – Aspiranet in Ventura
Family Assistance for At Risk Students (English/Spanish Services) —
Susana Arce; firstname.lastname@example.org
Interface Children and Family Services in Camarillo – www.icfs.org/
(800) 339-9597 (24 Hour Hotline) or Office (805) 485-6114
Interface – Oxnard Family Resource Center — Youth Crisis Program and Cool Homes (mental health and substance abuse counseling, support and parenting)
Interface – Santa Paula Family Resource Center — Youth Crisis Program and Cool Homes (mental health and substance abuse counseling, support and parenting)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Ventura County
Ventura Co. Behavioral Health)
Website: www.vchca.org/bh (Click on “MHSA” on the drop down menu under Behavioral health)
- A New Start for Moms — pregnant and/or parenting women with alcohol and drug issues
- Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Services
- Client Advocate Behavioral Health Alcohol & Drug Programs
- Driving Under the Influence Program
- Medical Support Services – Alcohol and Drug Services
- Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment Community Centers
- Substance Abuse Crime Prevention Program
For more information contact Cathy Morrison (Cathy.Morrison@ventura.org) at (805) 981-8497