Behavioral Health Services

Redwood Community Services established a counseling center in 2002 to improve the lives of children, youth, and families in our community through supportive and intensive services, including individual, family, and group therapy. The counseling center program has evolved into the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) program that it is today, offering specialized therapeutic and behavioral services to youth, adults, and families across the lifespan. Our clinical services are fully integrated with all of our residential treatment, emergency shelter, and crisis care services.

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specialty mental health services

Our trained mental health professionals provide assessment, plan development, rehabilitation, therapy, case management and medication support services to individuals with serious emotional disturbance (youth) or severe and persistent mental illness (adult).  Services are provided with a strength-based focus in order to increase community members’ ability to be successful in the community and to reduce impairments related to mental illness. Redwood Community Services’ clinicians utilize evidenced-based practices in their treatment modalities, including Trauma-Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, among others.


Interpersonal Skills Training Center (ISTC)

Formerly known as the Intensive Rehabilitation Access Project, the ISTC program provides structured group rehabilitation through outdoor, wilderness, fitness and art activities that challenge and support the child’s learning and mastering of replacement behaviors in order to gain self-control and build self-esteem.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones provides specialty mental health services for Transitional Age Youth (TAY). The Stepping Stones program includes transitional housing components and originated as such in 1999. In 2014, TAY services were rebranded as Stepping Stones and out-patient mental health services began occurring out of the Stepping Stones clinic.


Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

In May 2007 a TBS Treatment Team was developed to provide Therapeutic Behavioral Services to Lake, Mendocino and Sonoma Counties as part of our Specialty Mental Health Services.  TBS is a short-term program that focuses on changing a child’s behavior, while emphasizing the child’s strengths. TBS works in collaboration with the child, the child’s caregivers and the primary clinician to address 1 to 3 behaviors that jeopardize the child’s ability to remain in their current home.

Healing Center on Main

In late Spring 2017, Redwood Community Services implemented a day program, Healing Center on Main, to provide therapeutic treatment to our adult clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is an intensive treatment program that improves the quality of parent-child relationships and provides parents with skills to manage the challenging behaviors of young children.  It is designed for children between two and eight years old who are living with their biological, foster, or adoptive parent (or soon to be reunited) and exhibit behavioral challenges.