Who We Serve
Pathways provides specialty mental health services to children and youth between the ages of 0-21 living in Orange County with Orange County Medi-Cal.
Children, Youth & Family
PPathways provides assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents from birth through 21 years of age that have behavioral health disorders. These services are designed to aid children and families in age appropriate development and functioning in the community.
Services are provided face-to-face or through telehealth utilizing evidence-based practices that focus on the child and family’s strengths while building both natural and community resources to encourage family independence.
Our therapists have a minimum of a Master’s degree or are completing a practicum for their Master’s degree. They have a strong understanding of child and family development, trauma, and behavioral health disorders and treatment interventions. Our therapists understand that mental health diagnosis and treatment is very different for children and youth than for adults.
Our therapists work with the family to assess unmet needs, coordinate services and develop an individualized treatment plan intended to support the child and his or her family. They provide information on resources and community-based services, which may further benefit the child. In addition, medication evaluations and monitoring are provided, as needed.
Pathways’ therapists are highly trained to work with families wherever they are needed to ensure that the family’s needs are met. They will meet children and families at home, in school, and in our conveniently located clinics.
Children’s Home & Community-Based Treatment
This is a clinically driven, individualized service that provides intensive in-home and community support to families with children with behavioral struggles. Teams provide an average of four to 15 hours per week of treatment for an average of three to six months. This is for children and youth at risk of hospitalization or other out of home placement.
Evidence Based and Best Practices
These services are research based and proven effective in community mental health treatment for children. Our staff is highly trained and specialize in the treatment of families. They are passionate about working with children as their calling to serve. Some examples of treatments offered are:
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Motivational interviewing (Ml) Seeking Safety
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Brief Family Therapy
- Seeking Safety
- Parenting Skills Group Therapy
- Crisis Intervention Management
- Medication Evaluation & Management
Co-occuring Physical Health & Substance Use Disorder
We are dedicated to treat the whole person. We understand that mental health disorders can coexist with physical problems and substance use disorders and that sometimes physical problems and substance use can cause mental health disorders. Our staff are trained in identifying the complications of multiple life stressors, which may include medical and substance use diagnoses.
What do Children and Families Say?
We’re proud to say that in a recent survey of the parents and youth, we rated 4.2 on a 5-point scale. One parent said, “Pathways meets our expectations in every way.” One of the children we served exclaimed, “I love it here!” Pathways can connect children & families with the services we’ve described. Are you or someone you know struggling with a child’s behavior or feelings? Pathways can help!
This is a great place to reach out to if you need a safe place to lay your head at night. If you need help, reach out, their are plenty of resources in our community to get you out of whatever you need help from.
This place (I had no clue about) is SO AMAZING!! Highly recommend. They took on someone who needed it the most, provided a roof over his head, someone to talk to, and administered his medication all along with the staff doing everything they can to make sure his transition to his new home was safe and smooth. I thank your amazing staff so much!!!
I am very pleased with the services and staff at this office. We transferred care with a therapist that my son already connects well with and we couldn't be happier with the staff at this office. The level of professionalism by far exceeds the previous clinic we attended. This office is warm, welcoming, and always helpful.
In all honesty I have NEVER felt as supported from every face I see here at the office. We are so blessed to have come across this fantastic group of people that really do seen to care about everyone.
We have been coming here for nearly 2 months and are happy with the services thus far. Very nice and helpful staff. Knowledgeable councilors with great resource for your family.