Counseling Services in Simi Valley CA

Counseling services are for Court Ordered Clients or Volunteers who wish to improve families and relationships.  We orffer individual, family or group counseling settings.  The following is a list of services provided: 805-390-6384. 

Scott Barrella LMFT  - Clinical Director - Click here for more information.



Coparenting Classes in Simi Valley, CA

‚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.


Parenting Classes

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 in Simi Valley, CA - Ventura Probation Approved

Probation Approved


for 52-sessions of group psychoeducation to learn ways to eliminate family violence.

Anger Management Program in Simi Valley, CA

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.

Group therapy is contraindicated when an individual is extremely disturbed, is unable to share the attention of the therapist with others, cannot verbally express his or her feelings, or is involved in a crisis situation that requires one-to-one support.

Monitored Supervision in Simi Valley, CA

Therapeutic Type or Regular Visit Supervision type (In or Out of Office).  Meets Court requirements.

Individual Psychotherapy in Simi Valley, CA

Therapy in a confidential setting – Adults and Children.

Expert Witness Testimony/ Advice in Simi Valley, CA

Scott Barrella MS is available to testify in court or give a deposition as an expert witness.  He also does case management review for therapists, LCSWs and Interns.

For directions to our center in Simi Valley, CA click here

NOTE:  Counselors are Mandated Reporters of Abuse: Protect Children and Dependent Adults and Elders From Abuse - See link to Reporting Rules.

For in-person counseling - see COVID 19 Rules Form.  Bring to session.

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