Childrens Mental Health

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Working Together To Keep Our Kids Safe

  • Outpatient
    (559) 600-8918
  • Crisis
    (559) 600-6760
  • Mental Health Resources and Information

Other Important Numbers

  • National Youth Crisis Helpline
  • National Hopeline Network
  • Sanctuary Runaway Hotline

Warning Signs

  • Making statements about wanting to die, “You won’t be seeing me again,” “it’s no use, “I feel rotten inside,” etc.
  • Change in eating or sleeping patterns.
  • Withdrawal from friends, family and regular activities.
  • Violent actions, rebellious behavior or running away.
  • Use of alcohol or other drugs.
  • Unusual neglect of personal appearance or hygiene.
  • Marked change in personality.
  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities.
  • Persistent boredom, difficulty concentrating or a decline in the quality of schoolwork.
  • Frequent complaints regarding physical symptoms often related to emotions, such as stomachaches, headaches, fatigue, etc.
  • Giving away favorite possessions, throwing away important belongings, etc.
  • Suddenly cheerful after a period of depression.
  • Bizarre thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not there.
  • Hyperactivity, extreme hostility, aggressiveness, serious risk taking and promiscuous sexual behavior can all “mask” depression.
  • Overwhelming guilt or self-hate.
  • Self-injury: scratching, cutting, biting, hitting, head banging, burning, etc.

Outpatient Program

Outpatient services are provided to those 0 - 18 years of age, and infant mental health for voluntary or court-ordered 0-3 year olds. Services includes mental health assessments and evaluations, case management, transitional services, medication services, collateral interventions, individual and family therapy, family advocacy, community based services as needed, substance abuse prevention and interventions, parenting groups English and Spanish, groups for pre-adolescents and adolescents girls, Boys Coping Skills group, trauma focused mental health treatment, attachment-based family and child therapy.

Clinical Supervisors: Matin Langroodi, LMFT and Alex Betancourt, LMFT

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 600-8918

Fax (559) 600-7701


Youth Wellness Center

The Youth Wellness Center (Center) welcomes children and parents/guardians seeking mental health treatment services for youth ages 0-17 who are experiencing behavioral challenges. The youth must be eligible for Medi-Cal or have no health insurance coverage. The Center promotes timely response to requests by providing same-day services and scheduled appointments. The service begins with a mental health assessment by a therapist who meets with the child and the parent/guardian to determine the behavioral needs and the level of care that is appropriate. A case manager may assist the therapist with linking the youth for ongoing treatment services and identify resources that are available to meet other needs the youth and family may have identified. The Center also provides follow-up services after a youth has experienced a mental health crisis, but who is not receiving outpatient mental health treatment. The goal is to avoid repeated crisis episodes by linking the client quickly to ongoing mental health treatment services with Children's Mental Health or a community resource based upon the severity of the youth's behavioral health needs. The Center recognizes the strengths of our youth and families and provides the mental health and support services to best promote wellness and resiliency.

Clinical Supervisor: Aimie Rojas

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA. 93703
(559) 600-6784

Metro/Central School-Based Program

This Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funded program is designed to deliver outpatient mental health services to school age students that have been evaluated by school administration or other designated staff that they may benefit from on-going mental health treatment. Because of transportation, payment or family challenges, these students are not able to access services in a clinic setting. The program is available in school sites within Fresno, Central and Clovis Unified School Districts

Clinical Supervisor: Karla Boyd

3147 N. Millbrook Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 600-6892


East/West County School-Based Program

RSB program is a Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funded program designed to deliver outpatient mental health services to school age students that have been evaluated by school administration or other designated staff. The focus of treatment is on wellness, resiliency and recovery to assist the entire family who may benefit from on-going mental health treatment and services. The program enables students and their families to access mental health services by reducing the barriers to care due to the lack of resources, transportation, language, ability to pay, or other family challenges. Currently the program is available in 10 Unified School Districts, covering approximately 99 schools all of which are located in the rural communities of Fresno County.

Clinical Supervisors: Joyce Vasquez - EAST & Luisa Parra-Sanchez - WEST

3147 N. Millbrook Ave
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 600-6892


Child Welfare Mental Health

The team of mental health professionals is located with the Department of Social Services-Child Welfare program to serve children and families in the child welfare system with mental health needs.

Clinical Supervisor: Gleyra Castro, LMFT

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 600-6886

Fax (559) 600-7701


Perinatal Wellness Center

Mission Statement: Strengthening and healing families by instilling hope, providing advocacy and support, and promoting health and wellness during pregnancy and postpartum.

Service: The Perinatal Wellness Center provides mental health services to pregnant and postpartum mothers and their babies, as well as to fathers struggling with paternal postnatal depression. The multidisciplinary team is trained and certified in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders and includes Mental Health Clinicians, Infant mental Health Specialists, Case Managers, Psychiatrist, Nurse Practitioner, LVN, Public Health Nurses, and Peer Support Specialist. Clients may be referred from their medical provider or may self-refer.

Perinatal Wellness Center Services Include

  • Office and home-based wellness and recovery support
  • Psycho-educational, therapeutic, and wellness groups and classes
  • Infant Mental Health Specialists available to promote attachment between mother, father and baby
  • Individual, family and group therapy
  • Psychiatric Services

Clinical Supervisor: Lori James

Location:  West Fresno Regional Center, Edison Plaza
                   142 E. California Ave
                   Fresno, CA 93706
Office:       (559) 600-1033
Fax:            (559) 600-1101

Children's System of Care Administration

Division Manager:  Lesby Castro- Flores, Psy. D., LMFT

3133 N. Millbrook Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 600-6886

Fax (559) 600-7701


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