Counseling Center

The SCH Counseling Center is an innovative, community-based program which offers a full array of mental health services to MediCal eligible children and young adults aged two to 21. Our services promote mental health wellness, recovery, and safety and help clients develop the skills and abilities necessary to be successful.

The Counseling Center’s client and family-centered approach provides lasting support while fostering independence. Our team collaborates with clients and their families to identify strengths and address needs and is committed to respecting each client’s culture, values, and creativity.

Counseling Services

  • Individual therapy for a variety of mental health issues, including specialized services for youth transitioning to adulthood and youth who have experienced trauma (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children aged two to seven and their caregivers
  • Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE)  for children aged two to 10 and their caregivers
  • Parenting support and family therapy
  • Child and Family Team meetings
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP) to increase positive coping skills and develop resiliency
  • On-call crisis support after business hours

Rehabilitation Support

  • Individual services to increase social, problem-solving, and independent living skills, promote positive decision making and develop a support system
  • Job-related services to address the underlying mental health issues that affect job functioning, including connection to other employment rehabilitation and training providers (Crossroads, SETA, etc.)
  • Connection to community resources to promote stability in key areas, such as housing, food, and clothing

Advocacy Services

Advocates have personal experience with the mental health system and act as a bridge between therapists and families being served by Sacramento Children’s Home mental health programs.

  • Family Partners ensure that families are equal partners in the planning, development, and implementation of services. They also provide input into agency policies and systems to ensure that they are family-friendly, culturally competent, and stigma-free at all levels
  • Youth Peer Mentors act as a positive influence, guide youth to explore and articulate their own values and beliefs, and serve as the voice for youth in SCH planning and policymaking
  • Support groups are also offered: True Colors is a safe place for youth to be proud of their truths, Our Space is intended to teach empowerment and build a sense of community in a therapeutic setting, and Connecting Families is an inclusive group for caregivers to reduce stress and strengthen self-care skills

Medication Evaluation, Management and Support

  • Licensed on-site Psychiatrist available to address client needs

Connection to Community Resources

  • Provided in individual and group settings as needed