Programs

Schedule of Classes

Dual Population

  • Tuesday 5PM-6:30PM

Court Mandated

  • Tuesday 6:30-8:00PM

Parenting Classes

  • Wednesday 6:00- 8:00PM

Children’ Survival Group 

  • Friday 6:00-8:00PM

Domestic Violence and Anger Management

  • Friday 6:00-8:00PM

INS/USCIS

  • Friday 6:00-8:00PM

Our Programs

California Mental Health Connection offers programs, services, and therapists to improve one’s psychological well being. Our staff is diverse in ethnicity, cultural background, and life experience. Our therapists/staff speak languages from English, Spanish, Russian, Armenian, Mandarin, and Korean. You are sure to find a program and a therapist who can assist you with your needs. If you have exceeded the number of therapy visits through the State, California Mental Health can assist with a sliding scale to fit your budget. If your medical insurance does not cover mental health services, California Mental Health Connection can still assist you and your loved ones with services.

 

Victims Assistance Program

Being the victim of a crime is a life changing experience. The Victims Assistance Program is partnered with the State of California to assist individuals who have been the victim of a crime, witnessed a crime, and/or the immediate or surviving family member of the party associated with the crime.

This program offers assistance with anxiety that may follow after experiencing a crime. Victims may experience episodes of uncontrollable crying, depression, fear of leaving their homes, trouble eating, sleeping, and may also demonstrate signs of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, as seen in wartime military veterans. Being the victim of a violent crime is an strenuous hardship and can be very difficult to endure. It can be intimidating to ask for help but California Mental Health Connection empathizes with your apprehension and we are here to help.

Many crime victims may not realize they are entitled to financial assistance to aid them during their recovery process. This gives the victims peace of mind knowing there is help available. In addition, financial assistance can help provide medical care, and in the most tragic events, assistance with funeral costs. Our therapists will assist you with your distress and help you apply for financial assistance through the State of California.

*Please call to schedule an individualized assessment to see what type of specialist will be the best for your case needs

Veterans Behavioral Health Service

For those who have served our country with unrivaled sacrifice, we offer programs and services to help with readjustment into the “civilian” world. Returning home from war zones, reliving painful experiences from previous tours of duty, and while learning to readjust to a different world, can be difficult and sometimes anxiety begins to arise. At California Mental Health Connection, we empathize with the apprehension a veteran may feel and seek to assuage his/her concerns. We have trained therapists to assist the veteran with their emotional wellbeing.

Military deployments not only impact the veteran, but impact their family as well. California Mental Health Connection embraces this sentiment. Our programs extend, not only to the veteran, but to their families. This includes therapy on an individual basis or with their family. Sessions are design to help family members identify signs of anxiety, distress, depression, self-medicating (drugs and/or alcohol abuse), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars have created severe hardships for military families, and we are here to help.

If you have found the wait too long at the local VA Hospital or fear of discrimination for seeking help; California Mental Health Connection has therapists available to fit your schedule with the utmost discretion. Additionally, if you or your family has been denied services, we can help.

*Please call to schedule an individual or family appointment.
**Group Meeting Days / Times: To be determined by patients’ needs

Domestic Violence Groups

Our group is a safe, non-threatening place for the domestic victims to come share their pain, their frustrations, and even their anger. We provide immediate support and assistance. Our therapists can help to advocate for the victims and thier families. It is our goal to help our clients with a program(s) design to address issues of coping with the grief and to help rebuild their lives.

Call to schedule an individualized assessment or to sign up for group sessions.

Substance Abuse Groups

California Mental Health Connection offers a 12-step substance abuse group. We also provide individual substance abuse counseling with a certified addiction counselor.

 

Call to schedule an individualized assessment or to sign up for group sessions.

Parenting Classes

Here at California Mental Health Connection, we offer English and Spanish parenting classes to parents who want to build a healthier relationship with thier children. These classes help parents ground their parenting skills according to their childs developmental needs.  This structured program consists of 13 sessions; court or non-court mandated.

 

* Call us to make an appointment to sign up for parenting classes today!

Court Mandated Programs

ANGER MANAGEMENT We can provide an individualized experience with the option of 16 or 32 sessions as well as accommodate in a group setting of at least 8 other peers to work on anger management issues. Professional staff will provide you with the necessary court reports requirements.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE We have two groups for the 52 court-mandated sessions for perpetrators, which allows the individual 2 hours a week sessions. Our goal is to improvecoping skills, decrease aggression, and develop strategies for the individual and their loved ones. We also provide a women’s group which takes place year-round, every Saturday to work on co-dependent issues and destructive relationships. We provide you with the necessary Court/DCFS reports requirements, as well as support in coping with the aftermath of surviving violence.

FAMILY THERAPY We can provide for your DCFS, Court and legal needs towards reunification and family therapy.

Call to schedule an individualized assessment or to sign up for group sessions.

Immigration Reports (U-VISA)

No one is turned away at California Mental Health Connection. If you have been a victim of a crime, California Mental Health Connection can assist you with your U-Visa process by working with your immigration attorney or clinic on your assessment reports, letters of support and other legal requirements that mental health professionals can provide you with.

Victims of various types of crimes are able to submit an application to be granted temporary legal status, as well as the eligibility to legally work in the U.S. for up to four (4) years. This application may also include immediate family members to include husbands, wives, step-parents and children 18 years old and younger.

Therapists will assess and report if there are any functional impairments, which occurred as a result of the crime. Crimes may include: rape, torture, trafficking, incest, domestic violence, sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, prostitution, sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, hostage situations, peonage, false imprisonment, involuntary servitude, slave trade, kidnapping, abduction, unlawful criminal restraint, blackmail, extortion, manslaughter, murder, felonious assault, witness tampering, obstruction of justice, perjury or attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the above mentioned crimes.

Please call to schedule an individual appointment.

Schools Prevention & Early Intervention Counseling

Therapists are available at school locations throughout the regular school session to provide prevention of sexual abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse. Therapist and case managers will work with school resources to support the academic success and the decrease of academic problems due to sexual abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse.

Complex Trauma Training

Every year during spring,  California Mental Health Connection provides therapists who are interested, in specializing in complex trauma and U visas with specialized professors from mental health and the legal system to work together in this one day event.