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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.

If you want to filter the list, start with ADVANCED SEARCH which allows you to find CRISIS resources, filter based on the level of care, types of services, region, etc. Search 1 category at a time for better results. Do a broad search by AGES or BILINGUAL by selecting an icon below.

 

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

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, 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
805-963-8775
Youth & 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:
treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, case management, wrap-around services
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, education & workshops
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
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
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
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
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
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
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 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:
assessments, screening, evaluation, 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 Immigrants 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
SBCPA Logo
Search our database of over 120 licensed psychologists. Results can be filtered by insurance, style of treatment, and areas treated.
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., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
SB Neighborhood Clinics
844-594-0343
Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is a Federally Qualified Health Center with 8 locations in South Santa Barbara County from the Eastside of Santa Barbara to Isla Vista. Services available are Primary Medical/Dental Healthcare, Behavioral Health including Substance Use Disorder Treatment, with Medically Assisted Treatment and Confidential Family Planning and Reproductive Health Counseling. Insurance, Medi-Cal and patients with no insurance accepted. Sliding Fee Discounts available. Appointments can be made by phone, walk-ins welcome. We provide high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare to all people, regardless of ability to pay, in an environment that fosters respect, compassion and dignity.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, drug testing, detox program, case management, wrap-around services
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator, community health educators
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers., Accept Medi-Cal.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
SB Police Activities League
805-962-5560
Categories:
The Santa Barbara Police Activities League (PAL) strives to build positive mentoring relationships between teens, the police department, and members of the community through educational, athletic, and leadership development programs.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
education & workshops
Waiting List:
Yes
Services for undocumented Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
SB Unified School District
805-963-4338
SBUSD has an intentional focus on creating and maintaining positive learning environments that value relationships, equity, and social-emotional growth. We aim to offer early and ongoing support to students and families using the Santa Barbara Unified School-Based Mental Health Services Referral Model. We also offer district virtual wellness resources and opportunities to encourage students, families, and staff to practice self-care in collaboration with community partners. For more information please contact your counselor, Dean (secondary 7th-12th), or Principal (elementary K-6th).
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, 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, other
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups, therapy-counseling, parenting coaching, parenting classes, education & workshops, basic needs & financial assistance
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Waiting List:
Yes
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
SBCAMFT – CA Assoc of Marriage & Family Therapists
Use the SBCAMFT directory to find licensed therapists with various specialties.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, recovery & postvention
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling
Fee for Services:
Fee for services., Offer sliding-scale., Accept select insurance providers.
Regions:
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
SBCC The WELL & Student Health Services
805-730-4098
Categories:
The WELL is SBCC's Student Health Services Wellness Program that provides workshops, group counseling, skill-building groups, and events around mind and body health and wellness. Student Health & Wellness Services provides registered SBCC students with Personal Counseling, Crisis Intervention, Alcohol & Drug Support Services, Community Referrals, and Medical Services. All SBCC registered students(including dual enrollment high school students) are welcome to attend The WELL workshops, groups, and events.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines, advocacy
Youth Treatment Services:
support groups, case management
Wellness Programs for Youth:
education, workshops, groups, communication & relationship skills building
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
support groups
Resource & Referral Support:
resource or wellness navigator
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
St. George Youth Center
805-685-9170
Categories:
St. George Youth Center provides a safe, fun, alternative space for teens during after-school hours. The youth center is open to young people in grades 5 -12.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, recovery & postvention
Wellness Programs for Youth:
mentoring, recreational & youth centers, tutoring & academic support, youth leadership development
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta

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