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Since 1980, PathPoint’s Behavioral Health residential services have prepared low-income people with mental illnesses to achieve the basic self-care and homecare skills that lead to true independence. Whether in one of PathPoint’s low cost housing units with services, or in an independent home with our mobile team of support services, or in our outpatient counseling and rehabilitation centers, PathPoint has a proven success record of supported recovery, crisis prevention and stabilization, homeless prevention, and reduction in higher cost emergency care.

 

Behavioral Health Division Locations

Behavioral Health Services Offered in South Santa Barbara

PathPoint now offers confidential individual and couples counseling to help you through many stages of your life. Our highly-trained and supervised therapists provide services that are individualized, client centered and strength based.

Some Of The Areas We Specialize In Include:

  • Relationship Issues or Difficulties
  • Coping with Chronic or Terminal Illness
  • General, Major, and Post-Partum Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Personal Growth
  • Identifying Goals
  • Navigating Life Changes
  • Stress Management
  • Parenting Support
  • Work or School Pressure
  • Peer Pressure
  • Self-Esteem

Jennifer Newbold, LMFT 34983

Jennifer Newbold is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has been with PathPoint since 1986. As Vice President, she oversees all of Behavioral Health services including Marriage and Family Therapist Interns (MFTI). Jennifer received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Santa Barbara. During her tenure at PathPoint, she has lent her leadership and clinical expertise to a variety of programs including most recently, Residential Support Services, the Life Skills Center, Paths to Recovery, and finally the Counseling Center which opened in fall 2015.

The residential complexes El Carrillo, Artisan Court and Bradley Studios all feature on-site supportive services for the formerly homeless and individuals with mental health challenges. PathPoint provides these support services, partnering with the Housing Authority of Santa Barbara, which manages these properties.

People with behavioral health needs learn skills best in the environment in which they will be used. To meet this goal, PathPoint strategically acquired affordable housing over the past three decades as a way to offset unaffordable rent costs for residents, ensuring housing stability while teaching independent living skills. That housing continues today, with PathPoint residential programs offering bedrooms at several housing sites (multi-family or single family homes).

Individual Services

In all or housing options we offer individual services. We treat every resident as unique, because you are! Some of you come with challenges, disabilities, anxieties or old patterns that you want help with. Some come with only questions that need answers and resources that need to be found. We will meet with you when you arrive to find out how we can assist you and what supports you need. These can include the following and more:

  • Setting up your apartment - Accessing affordable food, connecting your telephone line.
  • Gaining access to medical care or benefits – finding a doctor, getting SSI, MediCal, VA benefits.
  • Managing your residency - understanding your lease, improving neighbor relationships, budgeting, money management.
  • Supportive Therapy - work on personal issues such as grief, anger, sadness, depression, or anxiety.
  • Talking about harm reduction if you use substances.
  • Being connected with a nurse who will visit you and help you get the treatment you need.
  • Enhancing your support network with friends and family.
  • Enrolling in school, Adult Ed, Mental Wellness Center, or finding 12-step groups in the area.
  • Connecting with the Department of Rehabilitation or other agencies to help you find a job.
  • Enjoying meaningful onsite activities and groups - art, gardening cooking, and socialization over coffee.

provides supported housing services to individuals living in the Santa Barbara area. The PTR mobile team consists of a psychiatrist, nursing staff, and qualified mental health rehabilitation specialists with expertise in substance abuse, mental illness, and vocational services.

which support recovery and wellness, are available as a “pay as you go” option.

PathPoint offers residential treatment services at two locations in Santa Barbara, Phoenix House and Mountain House, facilities acquired through a merger with Crescend Health. Available for Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness referrals, Phoenix House and Mountain House are both Adult Residential Facilities that focus on skill building, managing and reducing symptoms more effectively, and getting integrated back into the community.

Behavioral Health Services Offered in Ventura County

is a Behavioral and Mental Health Rehabilitation day program that provides support to individuals with psychiatric disabilities by assisting in the recovery, restoration and relapse prevention of people with chronic mental illness. PathPoint contracts with Ventura County Behavioral Health and serves clients in the Conejo Valley (Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, and Camarillo).

Socialization activities are available between participants. PathPoint’s Life Skills Center has a comfortable living room where members can relax, talk, play pool or a board game.

LSC Goals

  • Increased social interactions & self-esteem building through communication skills groups, music therapy, creative writing, and peer support.
  • Improved coping skills through groups focused on mindfulness, meditation and yoga.
  • Independent Living Skills: cooking skills, budgeting, public transportation, selfcare and grooming, planning, and community outings
  • Employment Skills through resume building, punctuality, and computer skills
  • Community integration
  • Facilitation of peer and family support
  • Culturally sensitive and bilingual service delivery