Resources for mental health
If your child has mental health issues, here’s where to find help. To read one Healdsburg family’s story, click here.
Counseling for 18 months-18 years — California Parenting Institute/Care Children’s Counseling Center, 3650 Standish Ave, Santa Rosa. Sliding scale.
Adults and Children. Petaluma People Services, 1500 Petaluma Blvd. S. Petaluma. 765-8488. Accepts Medi-Cal and sliding scale available.
Mental health care and counseling — Alliance Medical Center, 1381 University Ave. Healdsburg, 431-8234. Mental health care and counseling.
Youth and family outpatient services — Sonoma County Health, Mental Health Services Division, 3322 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa, 565-4850. Provides mental health assessment and counseling, as well as health services to high risk children and adolescents and their families. The goal is keeping youngsters with diagnosed emotional disorders in the least restrictive environments.
Family and parenting classes — Community and Family Service Agency, 477 Petaluma Ave. Sebastopol. 823-1640. Counseling for adults and children. Accepts private insurance and Medi-Cal for children.
Low fee community-based counseling – Center For Social and Environmental Stewardship, 9619 Old Redwood Hwy., Windsor, 838-6641. Low-fee community based counseling services in Windsor and Cloverdale.
Crisis services — Social Advocates for Youth, 1243 Ripley St., Santa Rosa, 546-3432. Provides crisis intervention and family counseling services at the Coffee House Teen Shelter.
Center for Family Development, Mervin Maier MFT, 114 Sotoyome St., Santa Rosa, 992-5238.
These have a Christian, ecumenical spiritual perspective
Angela Center, 535 Angela Drive, Santa Rosa, 528-8578. The Angela Center provides marriage and family, personal and spiritual counseling seminars and workshops for adult education. Angela Center is an ecumenical growth center that integrates spirituality, psychology, social responsibility and the arts.
Christian Counseling of Santa Rosa, 2455 Bennett Valley Road, Suite C-210, Santa Rosa, 483-4485. Christian Counseling of Santa Rosa is the faith-based private practice of B. Dean Jones MFT and his faith-based associates in the Santa Rosa area.
Chrysalis Community Counseling Services, 1821 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 545-1670. Crysalis provides affordable, high-quality feminist counseling on a sliding scale for women, men, couples, families and children. It also offers group counseling. Specialties include anger management, life transitions, self-esteem and relationship issues. Counseling may include long or short term assistance with parenting.
Hope Counseling Services, 941 B St., Petaluma, 763-9484. Hope Counseling provides counseling services for trauma and relational issues, chemical dependency, eating disorders, pain and stress management. Cost for services can be as low at $10.
Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA), 5340 Skylane Blvd. Santa Rosa, 524-2750. SELPA is a state-mandated association that oversees and facilitates educational services for students with disabilities in Sonoma County.
Sonoma County Office of Education, Special Education (SCOE), 5340 Skylane Blvd. Santa Rosa, 524-2600. The Sonoma County Office of Education’s Special Education department offers specialized instructional services for children ages 3 to 22 who have physical, emotional, cognitive, or developmental disabilities.
Pediatric Bipolar Disorders Program – Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 401 Quarry Rd. Stanford, 650- 725-6760. The Pediatric Mood Disorders Clinic provides consultation services and pharmacologic treatment of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder (BD).
Sources: Noreen Ringlein, Special Education Advocate and Sonia Beck PhD.