Maryvale’s Community-Based Services program offers individual, family and therapeutic group services to infants, youths and adults, and their families.
Marriage and family therapists, licensed social workers, and license-eligible interns comprise our multicultural and bilingual team. We work collaboratively with each client from a strength-based, family-centered and trauma-informed philosophical perspective.
Services are offered from our Duarte location, with a goal to provide counseling, mental health services, resources and ongoing support to keep at-risk families safer and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect by surrounding families.
Children are seen on an individual basis with the involvement of their parent(s). As our treatment approach and philosophy is family-centered, an initial assessment is provided with participation by the parent(s). At that time goals are established and routinely reviewed with the parents to include how many sessions are recommended. Family contact with the therapist is fundamental and often family therapy is included as we believe the “family” is our client, not only the child.
Family therapy services strengthen families by improving overall functioning, increasing social supports, teaching problem-solving, reducing the effects of trauma and helping to strengthen coping skills.
Therapeutic group sessions, facilitated by Family Resource Center therapists, focus on specific life challenges that are either short term and time limited or open ended.
Substance Abuse and Dual-Diagnosis Outpatient Treatment Services
Maryvale understands the challenges, stress, and fear of having a child who is abusing or addicted to alcohol, drugs, or both. We also understand the dire shortage of providers of these services in our area while the need is growing. Next year, Maryvale will offer effective, evidence-based outpatient treatment services for families facing addiction and those facing substance abuse with a mental health diagnosis such as depression or anxiety. We are currently hiring associates and licensed specialists in this area with the goal to offer these services to children and adolescents in our community by Spring 2022.
Maryvale's Wraparound services offers intensive, multi-disciplinary therapeutic service alternatives for children and families involved with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Probation. Learn more.
Teens and Adults can participate in a variety of groups that build fundamental skill sets in areas that include work force development; employment readiness; computer skills and financial literacy.
Information & Referrals
Additionally, the Family Resource Center provides information and referrals for any family, individual or agency requesting assistance outside our service area, linking them to resources and services to meet their varied and special need. Examples include:
Mental health services
Basic needs resources (food pantries and shelters)
Substance abuse services
Recreational programs and more