About Coastal Family Therapy
Coastal Family Therapy Services is a charitable organization based in Newport Beach, California. Coastal is an Orange County Court and Probation approved program for adults and youth. Services include individual, group and family counseling.
Coastal provides increased access to mental health programs in Orange County for at-risk families that have difficulty accessing these services. These mental health programs concentrate on the prevention and intervention of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and violence among children.
The goal of Coastal Family Therapy Services is to prevent child abuse and domestic violence by providing mental health counseling services in non-traditional settings to at-risk clients of other non-profit organizations that provide services to families. Coastal also strives to increase the competency of the professional staff of its Collaborators in assessing the needs of at-risk clients for mental health referral and treatment, which referral and treatment will be provided by Coastal.
Coastal's approved counseling services are provided by mental health professionals that are graduate school or post graduate school levlel Marriage and Family Therapists
Coastal's program collaborative strategy is to send mental health staff with specialized training out into existing agencies, where families find the environments comfortable and familiar. Coastal has found, through best practices (research based on the findings of the Orange County Children and Families Commission), that adding services to the existing, familiar locations of Coastal's Collaborators greatly increases the likelihood that client families will use these services. Through collaboration with agencies, Coastal can access a high number of families, enhancing Collaborators' existing services. In this way, Coastal will increase access to mental health services for those who may not readily have access due to low income, transportation difficulties, or comfort level. In using existing facilities to provide services, Coastal is also able to limit overhead.