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’ provides services in Lake & Mendocino counties. Our clinicians utilize evidenced-based practices in their treatment modalities, including Trauma -Informed Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, among others.

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.

Interpersonal Skills Training Center (ISTC)
The Interpersonal Skills Training Center (The Ranch) is a unique program which focuses on behavior modification and socialization for children, while confronting their individualized behavioral objectives, in a fun and natural setting. The ranch offers a team model for children to learn how to work with others, and build a sense of community, respect, and safety. Arrowhead Ranch provides a remote setting that utilizes a variety of challenging activities to engage children in working towards their goals, as established by their therapist. Some of our activities include horses, team-building, rock-climbing, cooking, art, and peer discussion groups and games.

In addition to being a part of a team, each child is offered individual time with a Rehabilitation Specialist, to bolster a sense of support, and inspire change in relation to issues that they may be struggling with in their lives.

Healing Center on Main
Redwood Community Services’ Healing Center on Main, located at our coast BHS site, offers classes that focus on the many ways one can improve their own health. Through group learning and the sharing of information and experiences, participants work towards individual goals while learning to utilize their natural resources and supports.

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.

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.