A Trauma Informed Organization

Early Intervention &
Community Wellness

Access & Wellness Center
Outpatient Services
Intensive Services
The Avis & Mark Ridley-Thomas Life Learning Program
Training Programs
Privacy Practices
Employment Opportunities
The Clinic provides comprehensive community-based mental health services for children and families at the Clinic, in schools, and at home.

Outpatient Services

Our comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, and crisis intervention services for children, adolescents, and their families are offered at the Clinic or in the home by our highly skilled team of behavioral health professionals. Staff is trained in a spectrum of evidence-based practices, with detection and treatment for trauma at the heart of interventions that assist caregivers to improve their ability to manage the stressors that negatively impact the well-being of their children. Services include individual, group, and family therapy; case management; skill-building rehabilitation; and medication services.

Read more about our Outpatient Services here

Access & Wellness Center

Our no-appointment, no-fee Access & Wellness Center, open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. five days a week, provides mental health screening for families. The Access & Wellness Center enhances our capacity to quickly respond to families' emergent needs, assess and open cases as necessary, and provide linkages to much-needed community resources.

Read more about our Access & Wellness Center here

School-Based Services

Clinic staff provides on-site school-based mental health services at 20 Los Angeles Unified School District schools for children who exhibit emotional and behavioral problems that significantly interfere with their functioning. This includes students at risk for academic and delinquency problems, those struggling with anger management, and children who have experienced traumatic events such as witnessing street or gang violence. School personnel refer students to services, which include assessment and evaluation, individual and group therapy, and medication support for children who need psychiatric services.

To access our School-Based Services:

  • Check for your school on our list of service sites. If your school is listed, contact your teacher or principal to learn more about enrolling in our services.
  • You can also call Eric Inouye, Community Access Coordinator, at (323) 290-8360 for more information.
Find our list of School-Based Services sites here

Family Preservation

Family Preservation works to prevent children who have come to the attention of the courts or DCFS from being removed from their parents by supporting improved family cohesion. We help empower families to draw on strengths and find alternative ways to manage stressors. The Clinic provides mental health services to children and families enrolled in Family Preservation programs, operated by lead agencies under contract to the DCFS. These children may have experienced neglect or abuse, exhibit serious emotional or behavioral problems, or frequently.

Evidence Based Practices

  • Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools (CBITS)
  • Crisis Oriented Recovery Services (CORS)
  • Individual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ICBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP)
  • Positive Parenting Program (Triple P)
  • Seeking Safety
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)