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YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Resource Directory

Find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory. Expand on the information below by clicking on any of the organizations name or logo to see a full view.

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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
Levels of Care:
recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County
Acacia Counseling and Wellness
805-699-6668
Categories:
Acacia Counseling and Wellness offers individual, 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.

Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, education & workshops
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
CA Family Urgent Response System [Cal-FURS]
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.
Levels of Care:
crisis resources & hotlines
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
805-730-7575
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, drug testing, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP), case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, parinatal & postpartum
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, parenting classes, parinatal & postpartum
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
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.

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, parinatal & postpartum
Resource & Referral Support:
educational consultant, health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator, community health educators
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services.
Regions:
Carpinteria
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria
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.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, intensive out-patient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), residential treatment center (RTC), wrap-around services
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC)
805-962-3363
Community Counseling and Education Center (CCEC) offers sliding-scale, bilingual mental health counseling to adults, children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Please visit our website to schedule a phone intake appointment.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Domestic Violence Solutions
805-963-4458
Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County’s mission is to provide safety, shelter, and support for individuals and families affected by domestic violence and collaborate with community partners to raise awareness regarding the cause, prevalence, and impact.

DVS is Santa Barbara County’s only full-service provider of 24-hour emergency shelter and services for survivors of domestic violence. We welcome all survivors regardless of race, religion, gender-identity, sexual orientation, or citizenship status.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Eating Disorders Anonymous EDA
N/A
Categories:
Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA) is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. In EDA, we help one another identify and claim milestones of recovery.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County
(805) 349-2255
Elements Counseling Group offers a wide arrange of services, including: Individual, Couples, Families, Groups, Psycho-education & Youth Empowerment Workshops.

​We offer flat rates for all Groups and Education services and a Sliding scale for counseling
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, substance use & addiction
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, job training & life skills, mentoring, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Evolve Treatment Centers
805-628-4619
Categories:
Evolve Treatment Centers, offers the highest caliber of evidence-based treatment for teens, 12 to 17 years old, who struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and/or behavioral issues. Evolve offers a full continuum of care, including Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Partial Hospitalization (PHP), and Residential Treatment Centers (RTC).
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), residential treatment center (RTC)
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, education & workshops
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County, Other
Family Care Network
805-781-3535
Categories:
Family Care Network, Inc. (FCNI) is a Community-Based Organization, serving San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara counties through multiple programs designed to strengthen and preserve families and individuals impacted by trauma related to abuse, neglect, homelessness, chronic poverty and/or unmet mental health needs. Programs are delivered in partnership with public and private agencies and the community.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, job training & life skills, tutoring & academic support, other
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo
Family Service Agency (FSA)
805-965-1001
Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County’s transformative programs provide underserved youth and families with solutions to immediate needs, along with essential tools for increased long term self-sufficiency and empowerment. We are committed to providing mental health services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients’ homes. During the pandemic, we have transitioned to providing the majority of our services via Telehealth. Our programs combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other nonprofit, educational and government organizations. Services are provided free or on a sliding-fee scale with no one denied access because of an inability to pay.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Family Therapy Institute of SB
805-882-2400
For the past 30+ years, FTI has provided affordable counseling on a sliding scale fee basis for individual, couples, families, and children in Santa Barbara County. Our mission is to make families of all incomes, ethnic backgrounds, and sizes, safe, healthy and loving environments for children, and to teach adults skills of communication and conflict resolution to make their relationships more productive and satisfying.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley
805-346-1774
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley's mission is: "To partner with members of the community to achieve resiliency against substance use, reductions in violence, and promote a healthy and safe environment for our youth and families." We do this by establishing relationships not only with the youth and families we work with but also all our community stakeholders.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, drug testing, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, mentoring, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
805-681-1200 x2242 - Pupil Services
Each school offers extensive academic support and if needed school-based counseling services. Please contact your teacher or principal or call the main office for questions. There are licensed school psychologists, community liaisons, nurses, school social worker as well as other specialists available.
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
education & workshops
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Other
805-681-7384
Hope Counseling Center is a non-profit organization staffed by professionally trained and licensed therapists in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology. We are dedicated to the values of love, integrity, respect, acceptance and growth. We combine professional and clinical competence with faith-based wisdom, warmth and compassion to bring hope and healing to the many adults, children, couples, and families we serve.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley

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