Mental Health

Children, youth and adults can have mental health problems that interfere with the way they think, feel and act. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life. Interface provides comprehensive mental health services in family-friendly locations throughout Ventura County. Our service providers include licensed therapists, marriage family therapist interns, associate social workers and masters-level student trainees. Each therapist has participated in comprehensive training and receives on-going supervision to develop expertise in working with the mental health of children, youth and families affected by family violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, victims of crime, and trauma, as well as children who are experiencing difficulties succeeding in family, school or peer settings.

Accessing Services

Mental health services are offered in schools, First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning, client homes, Interface Family Resource Centers and Interface community service sites. Referrals can be made by calling our Mental Health Intake Department at (805) 485-6114, ext. 662. Most services are offered at no charge to the client. We accept Ventura County Medi-Cal and California Victims of Crime insurance. Interface also provides services that are approved by Ventura County Probation Agency-Juvenile and Adult Services. Each client is matched with the most appropriate, available service for their needs based on an over-the-phone screening process.

Standard of Practice

Training and supervision are provided to therapists in proven individual, family and group therapies. Comprehensive assessments with the child, youth and primary caregiver are completed in the individual’s native tongue and at the pace most comfortable for the child, youth and family. If possible, we take into consideration issues of acculturation, literacy, cultural norms and the development of trust. Assessments create the foundation for child, youth and family involvement in treatment planning. Treatment plans are living documents, reviewed and updated as treatment goals are met.

Internships/Traineeships

Interface Children & Family Services is a recommended site for Master’s student traineeship placements, as well as an organization recommended for employment to individuals in various stages of their careers as therapists. Clinical Supervisors are members of CAMFT or NASW with a variety of experience leading to well-developed clinical skills. Each supervisor complies with the California Board of Behavioral Science requirements to approve hours towards licensure.

 

Forms and Resources

General Referral Form (PDF)

School Referral Form (PDF)

Triple P Referral Form (PDF)


Program to Evaluate and Treat Sexual Abuse (PDF)

Mental Health & Well Being of our Children (PDF)

Feeling Chart (PDF)

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program (PDF)

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