Child and Family Treatment

CPI's counseling programs provide comprehensive mental health services to children ages 0-18. Our individual, group, and family psychotherapy services address a wide range of childhood behavior challenges, difficult life transitions, and traumas. A multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals provides child-centered treatment designed to resolve specific concerns and help children and adolescents develop healthy functioning at home, at school, and in the community.

Some of the problems typically treated in our counseling department include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attention difficulties
  • Impulsivity and hyperactivity
  • Anger
  • Defiance
  • Peer conflict
  • Coping with divorce or loss
  • Adjustment to trauma
  • Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse
  • Parenting and family relationship issues

While not a primary focus of our treatment, children often present with additional challenges that might impact their social and academic functioning such as learning disorders and autism spectrum disorders. Additional support services may be recommended if outpatient psychotherapy services alone are insufficient in treating a child’s presenting concerns. For children or adolescents presenting with such concerns, we are happy to make a referral to an appropriate community provider.

Payment for Services

Medi-Cal beneficiaries may call the Children's Counseling Collaborative Navigator at (707) 284-1500. Our navigator will inform you of what services are available at CPI and at other Medi-Cal contracted agencies throughout Sonoma County. Through our Child Abuse and Trauma Program (link to CHAT page), children who have experienced trauma may qualify for no-cost services. Counseling services are also available on a sliding fee scale based on income for those who might feel they may not otherwise be able to afford professional services. This is available for clients who do not have Medi-Cal coverage and those who do not qualify for services covered by our other funders. 

To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services call (707) 284-1500.

Child and family treatment is conveniently provided at two, Sonoma County locations. Our services are available in English and Spanish.

Children’s Counseling Clinic (Santa Rosa)

Our Santa Rosa counseling services are housed in the G.K. Hardt Building, located off of Todd Road in southwest Sonoma County. The Children’s Counseling Clinic serves children ages 0-18 years and their families. We are located on CPI’s main campus, adjacent to the Parent Education Center and New Directions School. In addition to our outpatient clinic, some services are offered in the community.

Counseling Clinic Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to 8 PM

Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM

3650 Standish Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95407


After School Art Therapy Program


CPI’s After School Art Therapy Program provides free, after school creative arts activities to underserved students in Sonoma County. The program draws on The Purple Apple© curriculum to work on-site after school with small groups of ten to twelve students, referred by their teachers. The creative arts activities are designed to stimulate self-expression and encourage self-esteem. Students experience improved learning skills that transfer to the classroom.

Simply Art

The Simply Art: Express Yourself program offers creative arts experiences to underserved adults and children in our community. It is conducted by art therapists and volunteers. Simply Art: Express Yourself has been held at The Living Room, a daytime shelter in Santa Rosa for women and children without homes, and at The Children’s Village of Sonoma County.

Drawing Stories

Drawing Together, developed by Brenda Elliott in 2006, is an art program designed to allow each person expression and social connection through the personal story telling contained in making art. The program is held in neighborhoods so that no transportation is needed and a sense of community is strengthened through the process of making art together.


Michele C.  McEntee, LMFT

Clinical Director 

707-793-9031 x2101