Groups and Workshops


DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Group

Teen Group
For teens (15-19) struggling with problems such as: interpersonal difficulties, aggressive behavior, self-harming or suicidal thoughts/behaviors, and/or difficulty managing emotions.

Meets: TBA
Location: Kids & Families Together Counseling Center at 856 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $180/12 weeks or no charge for Medi-Cal Eligible Clients

Parent Group

For Parents of teens participating in DBT Teen group. Meets for 4 weeks, alternating with teen group.

Meets: TBA
Location: Kids & Families Together Counseling Center at 856 E. Thompson Blvd. Ventura, CA 93001
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Cost: $95/person or $140/couple

Contact: Rosa Ramirez 805-643-1446 Ext. 115 to register or for more information.


Support and Education Groups for Foster/Adoptive Parents

Who Should Attend: Foster parents within the Ventura County Child Welfare System and adoptive parents who are or have been affiliated with the Ventura County Child Welfare System.

Description: Psychoeducation on a range of topics provided in a safe and supportive environment where participants can share their experiences as a foster or adoptive parent. Participants have a chance to explore their own attachment histories and strengthen their therapeutic parenting skills.

Meets: Groups beginning periodically.
Cost: Free for foster/adoptive parents affiliated with Ventura County Child Welfare System.

Contact: Please contact Karina at 805-643-1446 Ext. 118 for the latest information.


Hold Me Tight Couples Workshop

Who Should Attend: Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Parents; general public

Description: 8 weekly sessions in which couples learn to deepen their connection, change painful/frustrating cycles, and make sense of their relationship/attachment needs. Based on the book Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson.

Meets: Groups beginning periodically.
Cost: Free for foster/adoptive/kinship parents within the Ventura County Child Welfare System; Fee-based for the general public.

Contact: Please contact Rachel at 805-643-1446 Ext. 106 for the latest information.