YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Resource Directory

Find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory for ages 0-25 and their families.

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Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, SLO County, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), crisis response & hotlines, recovery & aftercare
AA • ALATEEN • AL-ANON • NA
805-899-8302

Support Groups are available for both teens and parents each serving a different purpose... Alateen, Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, SLO County, Ventura County
Levels of Care
treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
Acacia Counseling and Wellness
805-699-6668

Acacia Counseling and Wellness offers individuals (18+ years), couples, and group therapy as well as psychiatric services. We offer both short and long-term treatment. Acacia Counseling and Wellness offers psychotherapy and psychiatric services in two locations, located within walking, busing, or biking distance from UC Santa Barbara.

Age Groups
Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
AHA!
805-770-7200

AHA! equips teenagers, educators, and parents with social and emotional intelligence to dismantle apathy, prevent despair, and interrupt hate-based behavior.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
All Star Recovery Sober Living
805-698-4889

All Star Recovery is a sober living home that provides a safe place for you to build your foundation. We are a community of men 18+ in recovery that share one common goal - to stay clean and sober. You are not in this alone, and in Santa Barbara there is a strong community available to support you in your recovery.

Age Groups
Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
recovery & postvention
805-683-2145

Alpha provides services and supports for families who have children with intellectual and similar developmental disabilities or who may be at risk of developmental delay and other special needs.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, education & workshops
Alsana – Eating Disorder Treatment & Recovery
855-602-5022

Alsana is an eating recovery community and treatment provider that helps clients of all genders achieve lasting eating disorder recovery and whole health.

Age Groups
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
American Indian Health & Services
805-681-7144

The Behavioral Health Department at American Indian Health & Services provides services that are reflective of the “Circle of Well-being” that encompasses the health of the mind, body and spirit. We offer individual and group counseling, and provide referrals linking clients to appropriate programs and agencies for counseling and treatment.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare, advocacy
Anxiety Experts
805-705-0614

Offering treatment of anxiety-based disorders including panic, social phobia, school refusal, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
parenting classes
Apples to Zucchini Cooking School
805-452-3497

Apple to Zucchini Cooking School offers cooking classes for a variety of children, teens, and adults, helping them prepare delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources
education & workshops
Balance Treatment Center
855-414-8100

The goal at Balance Treatment Center is to provide a long-term path to stability rather than short relief from "disorder". The work is in uncovering and address the underlying sources of pain, rather than just symptom relief.

Regions
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Boys & Girls Club
805-681-1315

To enable all young people, especially, those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens

Age Groups
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Bridge Clinic – SB Neighborhood Clinics
805-324-8336

The Bridge Clinic of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics (SBNC) serves patients with substance use disorders and a desire for treatment, with no unstable medical, psychiatric, or behavioral symptoms or problems that would require a higher level of care than an outpatient setting.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
Buellton Union School District
805-686-2767

Buellton Union School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade at Oak Valley Elementary and Jonata Middle Schools. Students in our district are offered a variety of wellness resources and support.

Age Groups
Regions
Santa Ynez Valley
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources
education & workshops
Buellton Union School District
805-686-2767

Buellton Union School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade at Oak Valley Elementary and Jonata Middle Schools. Students in our district are offered a variety of wellness resources and support.

Age Groups
Regions
Santa Ynez Valley
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources
education & workshops
CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
805-730-7575

Parenting Helpline • 805-456-1234 • M-F: 1-4pm W: 5-8pm. Confidential, free-of-charge helpline parents can call for support and expert advice including referrals to treatment services. CADA offers Prevention, Education, & Treatment of Substance Use Disorders for youth and families. Resources and support are available for children, adolescents, parents, and families through counseling, therapy, and education.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
Cal-FURS – CA Family Urgent Response System
833-939-3877

Cal-FURS is for current and former FOSTER YOUTH and their CAREGIVERS. Designed to provide immediate (24/7), trauma-informed support when they need it. Prevent placement moves. Preserve the relationship between the child or youth and their caregiver. Provide a trauma-informed alternative for families who previously resorted to calling 911 or law enforcement. Reduce hospitalizations, law enforcement contacts, and placement in out-of-home facilities. Promote healing as a family. Improve retention of current foster caregivers. Promote stability for youth in foster care, including youth in extended foster care.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, SLO County, Ventura County, Other
Levels of Care
crisis response & hotlines
California Counseling Clinics
805-586-2400

We offer long-term therapy, brief therapy, group therapy, psychological assessments,
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Social Anxiety and Solution-Focused Single Session therapy.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
CALM
805-965-2376

CALM utilizes a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services that effectively treat child abuse and promote healing, as well as programs successful in preventing childhood trauma through family strengthening and support. Services are provided to all in both Spanish and English, at a sliding scale or free of charge if needed; no one is turned away due to inability to pay.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica
805-366-4000

Camino a Casa treats adolescents challenged with emotional dysregulation including: anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, self-harm behaviors, trauma, PTSD, substance use, co-occurring disorders, and psychiatric hospitalization. We provide treatment through our full continuum of care including: Residential Treatment Center (RTC), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Intensive In-home Behavioral Health Services (IIHBHS). Most private insurances accepted.

Age Groups
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
CAPSLO Teens
805-544-4355

Education and prevention topics related to health and wellbeing including: Sexual and reproductive health curriculum; fitness and nutrition workshops and coaching; and, parent/adult education related to communication, healthy/unhealthy relationships, LGBTQ inclusion and safe environments, and healthy living.

Age Groups
Regions
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
805-262-7795

Carp Connect Calendar Provides schedule & contact information of available services - http://carpconnect.org/calendar.html

Age Groups
Regions
Carpinteria
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Carpinteria Children’s Project
805-566-1600

Healthy families. Successful children. Strong community. It takes a village to raise a child, and the Carpinteria Children’s Project aims to coordinate the efforts in the village so that all families and children are healthy and successful. We are the coordinating hub of the Thrive Carpinteria Partner Network, a formal partnership of early childhood education and social services providers who serve families as a team. Even with the network, there are some gaps in services in Carpinteria, and so the Carpinteria Children’s Project provides direct services in early childhood education and family support. When other gaps in available services arise, we reach out to other resources in the county to fill them.

Regions
Carpinteria
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance, legal services
805-560-1050

Coming soon…

Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, crisis response & hotlines, recovery & aftercare
Carpinteria Unified School District
805-684-4511

The Carpinteria Unified School District, in partnership with the community and parents, believes that all students can learn and are capable of being successful in our diverse society. We are committed to providing a quality educational program in a caring, positive environment which promotes self-esteem and mutual respect. CUSD provides comprehensive child and adolescent mental health services that are child and family centered, culturally sensitive, and strengths based. Services are offered at schools and in the community to ensure greatest access.

Regions
Carpinteria
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families
805-366-4040

Casa Pacifica provides an array of Mental health services for youth within Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. Casa Pacifica offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues. Our Camarillo, Santa Barbara, and Santa Maria offices work with more than 2,100 of the most vulnerable children and their families annually.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
Casa Serena Treatment Programs For Women
805-966-1260

Substance use and mental health treatment to help women and their families recover from addiction by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
Catholic Charities
805-643-4694

Catholic Charities provides hunger and homeless prevention services for low-income families and individuals throughout Santa Barbara County, including 3 food pantries and several food distribution sites. Other services offered include case management, financial assistance, material services and individual and family counseling services. The Thrifty Shopper thrift stores in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria provide clients with free clothing and household goods.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
CenCal Health
805-685-9525

CenCal Health is the Medi-Cal Managed Care Health Plan for Santa Barbara County's low income residents. Medi-Cal ensures that children and adults with limited income and resources can receive medical, mental, and behavioral health services at little or no cost. CenCal HEALTH members have access to services addressing mild to moderate mental health challenges and substance use.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Central Coast Treatment Center for Eating, Exercise, and Body Image Disorders
805-688-5057

The Central Coast Treatment Center for Eating, Exercise, and Body Image Disorders offers a collaborative, holistic approach for adolescents (13 years and older) and adults. We support individuals to reconnect with themselves in a new and more authentic way.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, SLO County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare