Check out Our Programs
We offer a wide variety of Court & DCFS Approved Programs
Services at Valley Family Center include individual, couples, family and group counseling, as well as counseling for specific issues pertaining to child abuse, separation and loss, depression and anxiety. Valley Family Center also provides a variety of other groups and services throughout the course of the year in response to different needs that may arise in the community. In the past, this has included support group for bereavement issues, for single fathers, adults abused as children, couples communication groups, male victims of domestic violence and adolescents survivors of abuse. Parent Education classes and the Learning Center After School Tutoring Program are available as well. Please feel free to call us and make an appointment and let us find the best way to help you. Services at Valley Family Center are Court Approved.
In counseling, the couple explores the dynamics of conflict, betrayal, disappointment, despair, confusion and lack of understanding/ communication found in struggling relationships.
Valley Family Center provides therapy for families, including parents, adult children and siblings. Family Counseling focuses on meeting the needs of a family unit by looking at the individual relationships within the family
Child Play Therapy
Play therapy focuses on using therapeutic techniques of play to help children ages 5 and up prevent or resolve psychological difficulties. Play therapy adheres to a foundational principle that children use play as a means of communication.
Adolescence is a time to explore who you are, to develop friendships and to prepare for making childhood dreams for your future come true.
Group Counseling focuses on meeting individual needs and goals in a setting with multiple clients at once. Group counseling has many benefits including: having social support, relating to other people, recognizing that one is not alone, minimizing financial payment, and seeing what has or has not worked for others.
Survivors of Domestic Abuse
The Center provides a secure place where the clients can process, explore, and define past abusive relationships; therefore, they will gain tools and methods to establish a stable environment for themselves and their families. The Center encourages the clients to evaluate their own personal needs, to which then they are supported to discover their independence, communal potential, and finally their TRUE SELF.
Sexual Abuse Awareness for Non-Offending Parents
The focus of this group is to provide therapy and support to the non-offending parent who has experienced sexual abuse to their child. The group provides therapy and education regarding sexual abuse behaviors, offender dynamics, and grief and family dynamics specific to sexual abuse. A significant factor in this group is to help the parent learn safety planning and red flags.
Domestic Violence Perpetrators Group
The Valley Family Center maintains one of the largest programs in the San Fernando Valley for perpetrators of domestic violence with 7 management groups for both men and women held each week. Clients learn to manage anger in relationships, and at work as well as road rage and other challenges.
Parent Education classes provide parents with information and skills on how to be a great parent. Topics include child development through the various ages and stages of growth, positive discipline and communication skills. Parents can attend for 16, 26 or 52 weeks.
The Learning Center
The Learning Center serves elementary school aged children who are struggling in school academically. Many children who attend the Learning Center are also dealing with bullying, lack of support and other challenges. At the Learning Center, they receive individual and small group tutoring to build strong foundational skills. In addition to tutoring services, the Learning Center also offers STEM Programming as well as Art and Music Classes. Please call us for more information.
Valley Family Center provides trained staff to make presentations on a variety of topics to schools, businesses, senior citizens centers, parks and recreation centers, etc. Topics include:
Domestic violence—identifying, reporting, resources for perpetrators and victims
Techniques for dealing with post-traumatic stress
Child abuse—recognizing, reporting and resources for victims
Parent education presentations and tips for positive discipline techniques
We can also provide information for Health Fairs. For more information or to request a special presentation topic, please call Gary Bessler at 818-365-8588.