Parents & Caregivers

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
ALATEEN • AL-ANON • AA • 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
CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
805-730-7575
Prevention, Education, & Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in youth and families. Resources and support for children, adolescents, parents, and families. Counseling, therapy, education, and support.
Levels of Care:
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention, crisis resources & hotlines
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation, support groups, drug testing, 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
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
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
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
1-805-681-1200 x2200
The District serves 3,571 elementary students (K-6) in nine schools. 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 psychologist, community liaisons, nurses, school social worker as well as other specialists available. Four schools receive schoolwide Title I support, three schools host District transitional kindergartens, and three state preschools are located at District facilities. In addition the District runs the Learning Tree Preschool, which enrolls special education students and general preschool students. We also have a dual-language program offering academic instruction in Spanish at one of our schools. GUSD is a great school community!
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
education & workshops
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Other
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:
treatment & intervention
Youth Treatment Services:
assessments, screening, evaluation
Parent & Caregiver Resources:
therapy-counseling, parenting classes & coaching
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 Immigrants provided?:
YES
Fee for Services:
FREE services.
Regions:
Santa Barbara-Goleta
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, 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
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