Counseling Services

Counseling services are for Court Ordered Clients or Volunteers who wish to improve families and relationships.  We orffer individual, family or group counseling settings.  Please DO NOT BE FOOLED by websites stating you can do your classes online - THOSE WILL NEVER COUNT IN COURT!  We are court approved and you can do classes in our various locations. See the Class Schedule.  The following is a list of services provided:

Coparenting Classes/ Parallel Pareting Classes

‚ÄčThis is a 12-lesson model of educating parents who are raising their children from two separate homes (after divorce).  It will help them work toward building a healthy environment for children after divorce or separation.  This program educates parents on how to provide a structured and companionate environment for children while reducing conflict.  

With parallel parenting in place, the passage of time allows the dust to settle between parents, to the point where parents achieve cooperative parenting from a place of initial disengagement.  When parents successfully parent within a parallel parenting arrangement and maintain their end of the parenting agreement, trust is restored and parents put aside their hostilities. Then a collaborative and cooperative parenting regime becomes established. Parallel parenting thus provides a foundation for cooperative parenting, as parents move from a place of disengagement toward more direct communication and negotiation.

Parenting Classes - Ventura County Approved Provider

Group counseling to educate parents on skills to effectively manage their children’s development.  This program helps parents set boundaries and reward positive behaviors.

Domestic Violence Treatment Group Classes - Ventura County Probation Approved Provider

Probation Approved for 52-sessions of group psychoeducation to learn ways to eliminate family violence. Los Angeles County and Ventura County Approved Provider.

Anger Management Program - Ventura County Probation Approved Provider

Group counseling or Individual Sessions using various cognitive-behavioral techniques (CBT)

Group therapy is frequently used in conjunction with other treatments and services as a method for addressing specific issues. The benefits of group therapy include:

  • Providing members with opportunities to ventilate feelings in a safe environment and receive feedback from others experiencing similar problems.
  • Providing children with opportunities to improve their social skills, develop satisfactory interpersonal relationships, increase empathy, establish social support systems, increase self-awareness and self-esteem, and develop problem-solving skills.

Groups can be a helpful and appropriate therapeutic modality for children, adolescents, parents, offenders, and non-offending parents. Certain issues, such as stigmatization and shame, isolation, and poor self-esteem, are especially amenable to group treatment. In group therapy, children and adolescents can learn that their experiences and feelings are shared by others, thereby correcting erroneous beliefs and cognitive distortions that result in feelings of stigma and shame.

Monitored Supervision

Supervision type (In or Out of Office).  Meets Court requirements.  Call for information.

Individual Psychotherapy

Therapy in a confidential setting – Adults and Children.

Reunification Therapy

Cornerstone conducts reunification therapy for parents who have been reintroduced to their children and need therapy for improved communication and reunion.

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