If there is a mental health emergency at anytime please contact the any of following immediately:


Counseling Centers

The following is a list of private non-profit agencies that provide mental health services for children and adults.  They do charge a fee for their service, but some accept Medi-cal and Healthy Families, or have a sliding scale.



Child and Family Guidance  Center                                  

9650 Zelzah Ave.,

Northridge, CA 91325 


Valley Family Center

302 S. Brand Blvd.

San Fernando, CA 91340


El Centro De Amistad

6800 Owensmouth Ave., Suite #310

Canoga Park, CA 91303


Friends of the Family

15350 Sherman Way, Suite #140

Van Nuys, CA 91406


El Nido Family Centers

10200 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite #350

Mission Hills, CA 91345


440 Shatto Pl.  #417

Mission Hills, CA 91345


San Fernando Valley Counseling Center

8350 Reseda Blvd.

Northridge, CA 91324


7247 Hayvenhurst Ave A-8

Van Nuys, CA 91406



Our House Grief Support Center

21860 Burbank Blvd

Woodland Hills, CA 91367


 Grief is a natural reaction after the death of someone close. Children may be to reluctant to share their grief with surviving family member for fear of upsetting them. Too often, children end up grieving alone.


Los niños afligidos, adolescentes y adultos merecen la oportunidad de experimentar el proceso del duelo en un ambiente seguro, cálido y enriquecedor.


LAUSD School Mental Health

LAUSD School Mental Health (SMH) professionals promote the mental health, well-being, and academic achievement of all LAUSD students.

SMH professionals support positive student connections with peers, family, school, and community by facilitating student development and the ability to successfully deal with problems, crises, or traumatic experiences. Furthermore, SMH professionals foster resiliency - the ability to bounce back from challenges with a stronger sense of self-confidence and coping capacity - by promoting healthy relationships, self-reflection, and problem-solving skills to optimize school success.


Parent referral form -English


Forma de Referencia/Remisión para los padres  – Spanish



Parent Education Centers


The following is a list of organizations that offer parenting classes that are free or with a sliding scale fee.


Family Source Centers

Canoga Park- New Economics for Women

21400 Saticoy Ave.

Canoga Park, CA 91304 

Parents in Control Workshops

Columbus Middle School Parent Center

22250 Elkwood St.

Canoga Park, CA 91304

*Series of classes in English/Spanish during the school year.

Because I Love You (free of charge)

Parent & Teen (13+) Support Groups

Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Birmingham Community Charter HS

17000 Haynes St.

Van Nuys, CA 91406






Parenting Websites  (en Espanol) Center for Effective Parenting The National Parenting Center