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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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View LIST of CRISIS RESOURCES or Contact SAFTY 888.334.2777 or CARES 888.868.1649 or TEXT CRISIS LINE 741741

805- 242-2175
Good Heart Recovery is a full-service outpatient alcohol and drug rehab & mental health treatment center located in Santa Barbara, California.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
anxiety, bipolar, depression, PTSD, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP)
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hope Counseling Center
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
Hope School District
(805) 682-2564
Categories:
Hope School District serves students in TK through 6th grade at three schools, Hope Elementary, Vieja Valley Elementary, and Monte Vista Elementary. Students in our district are offered a variety of wellness resources and support.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting classes, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hosford Counseling Clinic at UCSB
805-893-8064
The Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic at UCSB provides low-cost psychotherapy, counseling, and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Hospice of Santa Barbara
805-563-8820
Our mission is to care for anyone experiencing the impact of serious illness or grieving the death of a loved one. We offer individual GRIEF COUNSELING for adults and children, support groups and care management services, free of charge. Hablamos español. Wait time for an appointment varies so it is best to call for current status.
Levels of Care:
treatment & intervention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Isla Vista Youth Projects, Family Resource Center
805-685-6900
IVYP mitigates the effects of poverty, racism and trauma by providing high-quality, trauma-informed child care, comprehensive, culturally sensitive family support, and visionary community leadership.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting classes, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Just Communities
805-966-2063
Just Communities envisions and equitable and inclusive Central Coast where all people are connected, respected, and valued. We advance justice by building leadership, fostering change, and dismantling all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. Just communities CAN DO! Program supports and amplifies youth efforts in creating real and meaningful change for social justice through their ideas and visions; to increase the education and awareness of youth leaders and their peers; and to prepare members to become effective youth and civic leaders and facilitators in their schools, community, and other Just Communities programs. Additionally, Just Communities provides Family Programs which serve to address topics such as Implicit Bias, Equitable & Effective Education, Langauge Justice, and Culturally Relevant Curriculum while offering spaces for families to be heard, respected, and valued.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, recovery & postvention
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Lompoc Unified School District
(805) 742-3300
The Lompoc Unified School District (LUSD) offers a quality educational program for nearly 10,000 students. Our district emphasizes cooperation, collaboration and individualized learning at all levels, and it is our top priority to ensure our students have the skills and resources they need to graduate high school and be prepared for college or good-paying jobs.
Fee for Services:
Fee for services.
Regions:
Lompoc
Mental Wellness Center
805-884-8440
For more than 70 years, the Mental Wellness Center has been building hope for individuals and families, providing support in recovery and raising awareness of mental health within the Santa Barbara community.

The Mental Wellness Center provides mental health education to local students, a residential services program which safely provides a home to more than 100 community members across seven residential sites, and serves individuals & families impacted by mental illness through support groups, employment services and social connection programs like the Fellowship Club, an on-site social day club and safe space with resources for those living with mental health challenges.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Resource & Referral Support:
health or family advocate
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Mi Vida, Mi Voz
805-705-4846
Mi Vida, Mi Voz (MVMV) is a local community collaboration of organizations, sponsored by Hospice of Santa Barbara, focused on collecting information about community resources in five basic categories: Health; Basic Needs (food, financial support, housing, legal); Mental Health; Children & Families; and Seniors. MVMV ensures the information is bilingual, accurate, and relevant and then partners with trusted networks of community leaders and organizations to ensure information is disseminated through methods already utilized by this community to access information.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Mission Harbor Behavioral Health
805-209-4446
Mission Harbor offers individual and group therapy for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorder. We offer separate group tracks to help forge community and connection. Individual therapy modalities include EMDR for trauma, ERP for OCD, CBT and DBT.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, drug testing, substance use & addiction, intensive out-patient program (IOP), partial hospitalization program (PHP), case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
New Beginnings Counseling Center
805-963-7777
New Beginnings Counseling Center offers youth, individual, couples, groups, and family counseling in both English and Spanish. Services are available via telehealth and in-person in our center in downtown Santa Barbara. We can provide therapy to all ages, including elementary school-aged children. We also organize groups for youth. Our current wait time is typically one week. We provide low-cost counseling services on a sliding scale and turns nobody away due to an inability to pay. We can help you explore life transitions, relationship issues, and a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, compulsive behaviors, substance use, job loss and stress, aging, isolation, and anger management. We
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Noah’s Anchorage, My Home
805-963-8775
Youth and Family Services (YMCA) operates programs [Noah' Anchorage, St. George Youth Center, My Home] that provide a continuum of care to underserved at-risk youth, young adults and families experiencing homelessness, neglect, and abuse in the greater Santa Barbara area. Youth, young adults, and families in high-risk environments that participate in our services experience greater safety and well-being while they work toward the future. Our staff work alongside those in need to provide case management, education, life skills coaching, counseling and much more all free of charge. Crisis Hotline: 805-963-8775 and Crisis Text: 805-698-6701
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, case management, 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, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance, legal services
Resource & Referral Support:
educational consultant, health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
North County Rape Crisis & Child Protection Center
805-736-8535
Categories:
The Center is Northern Santa Barbara County’s primary crisis support agency for victims of sexual violence, domestic and child abuse, and human trafficking. We serve Santa Maria, Lompoc, Guadalupe, and surrounding areas. We offer presentations, education and training, and online resources.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, education & workshops
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Pacific Pride Foundation
805-963-3636
Pacific Pride Foundation proudly provides services to the HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities of Santa Barbara County. All of our programs are free or low-cost at our locations in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria. Affordable counseling is available online via teletherapy for LGBTQ+ individuals, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and their partners, family, and friends.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., We don't take insurance.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Parenting Matters Consulting
805-570-8826
Parent coaching - Inspiring struggling parents with creative solutions for family success with customized coaching.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
parenting coaching, parenting classes
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, San Luis Obispo, Ventura County
PathPoint
(805) 963-1086
PathPoint's Counseling Center therapists provide confidential counseling to assist you throughout the many stages of your life. Highly-trained, licensed therapists and supervised associates provide individualized, strength-based services. We support children, adolescents and adults in managing and reducing symptoms more effectively, strengthening life skills, and integrating into the community. PathPoint contracts with a number of insurance options (CenCal MediCal and referrals from The Holman Group) and also accepts private pay.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
PEP – Postpartum Education For Parents
805-564-3888, Spanish - 805-852-1595
PEP Groups are a great place to meet other families with babies the same age, dealing with the same issues, sorting through some of the same challenges, and experiencing the same joys that come along with new parenthood. New parents are welcome to come whenever you are ready. 

Warmline... Our free Warmline service provides confidential one-on-one support from trained volunteers who are parents just like you. 805-564-3888 (English) or 805-852-1595 (Español)
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, parinatal & postpartum
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Reach_Fellowship
805-399-2812
REACH (which stands for Resilience, Education, Adventure, Community, and Health) works with students to develop skills so they can take control of their lives as they transition from high school to college. Our application is open in the Fall of every year.
Levels of Care:
advocacy
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
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
SAFTY – Safe Alternatives for Treating Youth
888-334-2777
SAFTY is a mobile Crisis triage and crisis hotline for all youth in Santa Barbara County up through the age of 20. SAFTY provides quick and accessible service to families by providing specialized crisis intervention, in-home support and linkage to mental health services, follow up post crisis and working in collaboration with the child’s existing service providers, SAFTY seeks to keep youth and families safe in their homes and communities.
Levels of Care:
crisis resources & hotlines
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Sanctuary Centers
805-569-2785
Sanctuary Centers is a nonprofit mental health agency that has been specializing in comprehensive mental health treatment since 1976. With over forty years of experience working with adults whose mental health and substance use disorders are often debilitating, Sanctuary Centers has created a unique continuum of care based upon clients’ needs and preexisting gaps in service.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
FREE services., Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
(805) 922-4573
Santa Maria Joint Union High School District operates four high schools located in Santa Maria, California. Currently, 7,800 students are enrolled in this district.
Waiting List:
Yes
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Regions:
Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Santa Ynez Tribal Health Clinic
805-688-7070
Our behavioral health providers treat the entire family. We offer a full range of behavioral health services and have a comprehensive clinical staff comprised of psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychiatry, and Substance Abuse Counseling. We provided outpatient services to patients across the lifespan for a variety of mild-to-moderate behavioral health diagnoses.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People
805-686-0295
People Helping People is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services and acting as a catalyst for positive community change.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building, mentoring, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
educational consultant, health or family advocate, resource or wellness navigator
Services for undocumented Individuals provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley, Other
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District
805-688-6487 x3270
Health and Wellness Center at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District (SYVUHSD). Our Vision is to provide the SYVUHSD community with education, resources and support to encourage lifelong health and wellness. Our Mission is to offer our school community equal access to on-site and on-line wellness services with the goal of achieving academic and personal success for our high school students.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups
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
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting classes, education & workshops
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Ynez Valley

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