Children’s Mental Health Services
Child & Family Center offers children’s mental health services for Medi-Cal and underinsured in the Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys. Services are free or at low cost for those who qualify.
We offer children’s mental health services for individuals dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD and behavioral problems.
Children with Poor Mental Health
Children with poor metal health may struggle with managing behaviors, thoughts and feelings. We help children learn to cope with challenges, manage feelings of anger, sadness and fear and disruptive behaviors.
Know the Warning Signs
Knowing the warning signs for children’s mental health issues is important. It can help you catch problems early — before they become more serious.
Easily getting annoyed or nervous
Tearful or easily upset
Nightmares and problems sleeping
Difficulty being separated from parent
Often appearing angry
Putting blame on others
Refusing to follow rules or questioning authority
Arguing and throwing temper tantrums
Having difficulty in handling frustration
Ready to Seek Help?
When we receive your online request or phone call requesting services, a member of our access team will contact you. They will ask specific questions to determine the appropriate course of treatment. If you do not have MediCal insurance, we can help you qualify. If you have private insurance, we can recommend private practice therapists in your area.
In An Emergency Call 988
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention, and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. We can all help prevent suicide.
For medical emergencies, please call 911 or visit your local hospital emergency room.
Here’s how we can help:
We provide individual therapy in our office, in the home and through telehealth services via phone and video sessions. A therapist helps to identify problems and develops a treatment plan. Family members, caregivers and friends may also be involved as needed.
Group and Family Therapy
Group therapy helps children share their feelings with others. In this safe environment, children can share and receive support from others in the group.
Family therapy is helpful for decreasing family conflict and strengthening relationships within the family.
Parents and caregivers of children ages 0-16 that are exhibiting behavior problems learn how to improve their relationships with their child, how to encourage desirable behaviors, how to teach new skills and manage misbehaviors.
Medication can be effective for treating depression, anxiety and behavioral problems. Our staff psychiatrists perform individualized assessments, prescribe and monitor medication if needed.