Community Based Specialty Division

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Five Acres’ Community Based Specialty (CBS) Division offers several specialty programs including Deaf Services, PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy), Wraparound, Foster Family Program and services at Pasadena Mental Health Center. While our CBS staff are able to provide traditional mental health services, we also focus on providing specialized, preventative and early intervention services to keep children safely in the home, facilitate family reunification, prevent the need for out-of-home placements and improve the overall quality of life for the children and families we serve.  CBS serves all ages, youth to adult.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT therapists teach parents the skills necessary to manage their child’s severe behavior problems.  Parents are coached and practice specific skills during therapy until they master them and their children’s behavior improves.

For more information about PCIT, please contact Linda Petteway: lpetteway@5acres.org| 626-993-3110

Wraparound

A team-based approach providing locally based community support systems to help children and their families continue to thrive.

For more information about Wraparound, please contact Karina Ramos: kramos@5acres.org | 626-214-0391

Deaf Services

Established in 1991, Five Acres’ Deaf Services program was the first of its kind. Today, Five Acres remains the sole provider of community-based counseling to deaf individuals in Los Angeles County.

Deeply committed to effective communication, our therapeutic services are delivered by trilingual and American Sign Language-speaking professionals who understand the unique needs, strengths, values and culture of deaf clients and families. Our therapists work directly with children, teens and their families/teachers to address issues such as depression, bullying, divorce, school tragedies and other crises. Therapy is linguistically and culturally sensitive, focused on improving relationships, reducing problematic behaviors and helping individuals express, cope with and overcome life’s stresses. Additionally, we provide consultation and referrals, parent education and client advocacy.

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For more information, please contact Amy Kay
: akay@5acres.org  | 626-993-3165 | 626-421-7861 (Video Phone)

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Pasadena Mental Health Center

The Pasadena Mental Health Center (PMHC) was founded in 1965 by a group of mental health professionals and concerned community members to provide accessible mental health services in and around Pasadena. In 2013, PMHC merged with Five Acres to offer individual and family therapy, case management, referral linkage and parenting or domestic violence support.

Additionally, PMCH provides services in the Pasadena and Glendora area, offering specialties such as healthy relationship teen groups and social skills groups.  Services may be provided in the home, community and/or at our office to children and adults.  Services may be offered free of charge (no Medi-Cal needed) for families who qualify.  PMHC also provides a variety of internship opportunities for students.

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Offered as a service under the Pasadena Mental Health Center, our domestic violence support group program works with women and children who have been affected by emotional, physical, financial or sexual abuse. Services offered include support and empowerment groups, individual therapy and case management services to help families find support.

For more information about the Pasadena Mental Health Center or its Domestic Violence Support Group Program, please contact us Kate McGevna: kmcgevna@5acres.org  | 626-773-3945

Foster Family Program

Our foster family mental health programs provides mental health services specifically for children and families in foster care.  These services focus on strengthening families through permanency, safety, and well-being.

For more information about our Foster Family Program, please contact us Linda Petteway: lpetteway@5acres.org  | 626-993-3110