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Who We Serve
We provide services for individuals, children, teens, (including at-risk youth), adults, couples and families for a wide variety of trauma related challenges. We have experience working from severe mental health problems or diagnoses to relational or behavioral issues. Problems can range from symptoms of PTSD, psychosis, depression, anxiety, grief, family and couple conflict, school or behavioral challenges, phase of life issues, parental alienation, and family reunification (monitoring, life coaching, visitations). Many of our clients are referred by community organizations but we also provide these services for the private sector. We are a member and approved of supervisors of AAMFT. We are a member of AFCCA-CA and Associate Members of the Los Angeles Bar Association. We work with many organizations and judicial and court systems.
What We Do
Our goal is to focus on the needs of the community by servicing all mental health populations. We focus on individual, couple, children, teen, adult, family trauma and relational problems, including severe mental health diagnoses or relational difficulties, severe parental alienation, substance abuse, homelessness, education, wrap around services, work options, and enriching community support and involvement.
In our recovery model of community-based work, we work within the entire client system. It is a down/top type of venue where the client is the expert in their treatment and aides in directing the type of needs for treatment and community involvement. In all of our work we embrace the idea that, at times, mental illness, relational and behavioral problems, and addictions are often symptoms that make a person be seen as deficient. Often, all that is seen are symptoms and not the person, the context, the trauma, nor the relationships in (or potential relationships within) the community. We think that most of the people we work with have the possibility of recovering their own agency, deciding for themselves the best solutions for their own situation and we provide the opportunity to empower themselves to design their own possibilities to live in a better way. One can just imagine how clients would value this type of therapeutic interaction. They come to a neutral, nurturing, and natural environment outside of the institutional setting. They can feel the freedom of a different milieu. The milieu would not be viewed as part of the system they are in; in surpassing their environment, they have the freedom for free and non-judgmental discourse. Our research currently reflects significant success regardless of the presenting challenges (qualitative research on services for over decades). Our team of therapists provide both individual and relational therapy to each client and their family system using our model of Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Model.
We hope to offer mental health providers, social workers, lawyers, courts, clinicians, and university educators the opportunity to witness this model where we include all present in the client’s “problem system” as active participants in the client’s community engagement. Therapists, psychiatrists, social workers, lawyers and their representatives, clients and their families, and community supports systems are all team players on the client’s team.
These ideas are evidence-based and reflect the works of the Houston Galveston Institute, Kanankil Institute, Now I See A Person Institute, Miller, Duncan, & Hubble (1997), Jaakko Seikkula in Finland and the Rhizome Way of Christopher Kinman and Lynn Hoffman.