Community Counseling

SERVICE OFFERED IN: Chico, Redding, Mt. Shasta, Yreka, and Eureka

Remi Vista’s community counseling services program is one of the essential ways we accomplish our mission. Our therapists are trained professionals in the art of psychotherapy. They are either licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), clinical social workers (LCSWs), professional clinical counselors (LPCCs), or they are registered interns who are supervised by a licensed professional. All of our therapists are trained in practices that have proven to be effective in research.

What is Individual Therapy?
Individual therapy is a service provided to a person in therapy by a licensed therapist or a therapist under supervision. It is also often referred to as, therapy, psychotherapy, individual counseling, etc. It is a personalized approach focused on one person’s life or story. If you are dealing with something that you are finding to be too difficult to face alone, you may want to consider therapy.
How does Individual Therapy work?
Clients are either referred to us by their doctor, their insurance plan, or are self-referred. At Remi Vista, we begin with an in-depth assessment of the individual seeking therapy. The information gathered allows us to develop a treatment plan that is goal oriented. The therapist will typically provide counseling services on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
What can Individual Therapy help with?
Individual therapy can help relieve depression, anxiety, stress, anger, addiction, abuse, family problems, relationship/marriage challenges, etc.

A practice proven to help children with symptoms associated with a traumatic experience such as abuse or an accident.

Effective in treating adults and children suffering from depression or anxiety.

You bet! When executed properly, counseling and psychotherapy have been proven to help people with the following challenges: depression, anxiety, trauma, disruptive behaviors and relationship struggles.

Children's Specialty Mental Health Services

SERVICE OFFERED IN: Redding, Mt. Shasta, Yreka, Eureka, and Crescent City

We seek to bring hope to those hurting and suffering from mental illness through mental health treatment. In all five of our regions, we serve our community as an Organizational Provider of Children’s Specialty Mental Health Services. This means we are contracted to provide services for children ages 0-21 needing mental health treatment who have Full-Scope Medi-Cal insurance. We help these children and their families get healing through developing and implementing an individualized treatment plan that may include the following:

Clients meet with a therapist once or twice each week to work through whatever issues the child or youth is having. Therapists may use sand tray therapy, art therapy or play therapy to help a child work through their problems. Individual therapy may also take place as collateral sessions with the parents or other family members in order to help with family dynamics and communication.

Group therapy is often utilized to help children and youth resolve their issues with others who are struggling with the same types of issues. Groups are often themed to deal with issues of grief and loss or divorce.

Rehabilitation Services are provided for clients to work on developing skills that they have deficits in, such as anger management, hygiene, patience, and social skills. These services may occur one-on-one or in a group setting. These services are behaviorally based and are often an adjunct to Individual or Group Therapy.

TBS is provided to clients up to age 21 who qualify for Medi-Cal Mental Health Services and are in a crisis situation which puts them in danger of losing their placement with their family, foster family, or group home and/or are transitioning from a higher level of care to a lower level of care. TBS is an intensive one-on-one service provided in the home or community. TBS is designed to be short term in duration with services tapering down every 30 days.

These are mental health services specifically designated for youth in the foster care system. It is recognized that many children in foster care have been faced with abuse and/or neglect and require treatment. They often need special case management that other children may not necessarily need. For that reason the special classification of Katie A. exists to guarantee that services are available for these children.


SERVICE OFFERED IN: Crescent City, Mt. Shasta, and Yreka

What is Wraparound?
Wraparound services are community-based interventions that emphasize the strengths of the child and the family. It includes the delivery of coordinated, individualized services to address needs and achieve positive outcomes in the family’s life.  Services are delivered through a teamwork approach for the most effective use of inter-agency and family collaboration.  Sharing responsibilities and risks as a team ensures that the child and family involved in 
Wraparound will have a voice and choice in the decision-making process.
Who is it for?
These services are for at-risk, post-adoptive children referred by their respective counties.

Homes For Youth At-Risk

At Remi Vista, we enjoy seeing children and youth overcome their past and present struggles to have success in life. That is why we have developed the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. program in our residential facilities. Our homes provide a fun and challenging environment for at-risk and developmentally disabled youth, where they can grow and develop the skills and character necessary to become more productive members of their communities. We have five homes in the Redding area, three of which care for boys and girls ages 6-18 dealing with behavioral issues related to developmental disabilities and two homes that serve at-risk delinquent or behaviorally challenged males from 13-18 years of age.

We seek to see children grow through our daily activities, mental health treatment, and our special activities like our annual Coast Trip to Patrick’s Point. We provide mental health treatment to all of our youth which helps them overcome the issues that brought them to us. We have Mental Health contracts with surrounding counties and we seek contracts for consumers who come to us from further away.

To learn more about our homes check out the program information below and feel free to contact us at 530-244-2765 or send us a message at


Remi Vista uses a therapy-based program to encourage youth to develop responsibility, an internal locus of control and leadership skills. The program contains treatment goals which are both forensic and therapeutic in nature. The forensic nature refers to our responsibility to protect the community and effectively address the factors that make our consumers a safety risk for those around them. The therapeutic nature refers to our responsibility to address the factors that contribute to pathology and dysfunction and encourage the growth and healing of the individual and family. The integration of these two elements enables the consumers to be properly supervised while encouraging them to make progress on their issues in a safe, open environment. The program is built on the concept that behaviors are in essence, contextual.  This means that offending behavior occurs in a context, not as a unique and discrete behavior that can be isolated and treated apart from the rest of the individual. Thus, in order for growth, healing and correction to occur, the whole person must be addressed through therapy and healthy relationships with others. The healthy relationship includes empathy, genuineness, and unconditional acceptance of the person, accountability, personal boundaries, forgiveness and openness.

It is important to understand that the entire treatment structure for the consumers should always be based on the three treatment goals:

  1. Communication to encourage the development of healthy communication between the consumer and others around them. Healthy communication is essential for consumers to deal with the community around them and have their needs met appropriately.
  2. Responsibility to encourage the development of an internal locus of control. This means the consumer will develop the ability to make the right decision in a given situation for correct, internal reasons rather than external motivators such as the fear of discipline.
  3. Empathy to encourage the development of empathy and compassion, as it is essential in any relationship to be sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others.

It cannot be stressed enough that healthy relationships are the key to achieving these goals whether in individual therapy, day-to-day interactions with their staff and peers or contact in community.

Our treatment program is called the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Program. This acronym stands for  Supportive, Understanding, Compliant, Capable, Empathetic, Self-Confident and Successful. We accept males age 13-18 who have difficult and delinquent behavior that necessitate treatment in a structured residential setting. The average stay in the program is 18-24 months, but we are working on intensifying treatment as we transition from being a group home to a Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program. Youth will work though specific mental health issues in therapy as they work on developing appropriate behavior in the home setting. The evidence based Thinking for a Change Curricula is used in group therapy with the youth to help them on the road to success.

Our mission is to enter the lives of people who are stuck, lost, or in need and help them find their own avenues to fulfillment. We call ourselves Ambassadors of Hope. To that end, our residential treatment provides Specialty Mental Health Services to its residents. Youth participate in topic specific groups, social skills groups, individual therapy, individual rehabilitation services, and collateral/family therapy on a weekly basis. We believe it is vitally important to work with families and support persons or entities of the youth in our care to give them the best chance for success. For family not residing in Shasta County, we can provide on-line conferencing, phone calls and visits to establish healthy relationships.

The behavioral program uses a level system to continually encourage consumers to successfully progress through the program. It utilizes short, intermediate and long-term goals and centers around relational and social elements in order to motivate consumers to succeed.  The levels go from Level 1 through Level 4. There is also a short-term disciplinary level called Grounding.

The levels are designed for structure and trust to be established and developed between consumer and staff, to promote independence, to move from restriction to freedom and from external motivation to an internal locus of control. The aim is for the privileges and opportunities to increase as the consumer continues to make positive progress on whatever their issues may encompass. As they demonstrate proper communication, responsibility for their choices and behavior, and learn empathy, their freedoms, and opportunities increase.

Homes For Youth With Developmental Disabilities


Remi Vista serves youth with developmental disabilities in the three different homes listed below.  These homes help children who are struggling behaviorally to the point that they cannot stay at home with their families. Each home provides a loving and caring environment for children ages 6-18.  Our residential counselors work each day with the children to help them learn new ways to communicate their needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed at home and in their community. While in care, each youth enjoys their own room, a spacious home, and outdoor recreation areas.  We provide fun and exciting adventures in the outdoors and in our community.  Our main goal is for youth to return to their homes or learn the skills necessary to live independently. Focus of treatment includes, learning positive social skills and communicating needs without aggressive behavior.  They will also develop healthy relationships with their peers and adults, gain independent living skills, and improve their ability to socialize in public.   

This four bedroom home serves children and youth with severe behavioral and developmental needs. The goal in this short-term 60-90 day program is to help youth discover and develop self-control, communication skills, and other pro-social skills needed to return home. However, they may first transition to a lower level of care which often includes one of our other long-term homes. Residents receive intensive treatment to replace their harmful behavior with appropriate behavior. If the goal for a client is to return home, then we work with the parents or guardians of the youth to develop a structured home environment where their child can thrive.

This home has five beds available for youth needing long-term care. Youth may be returning home or transitioning out of care at age 18 to an adult facility or Supported Living Services program. Community integration is an important aspect of the treatment at this house as it is our goal to help our youth assimilate into society as successfully as possible. Youth in the program also receive eight hours of mental health services monthly.

This is a home for youth with developmental disabilities who have some history with law-enforcement or are at-risk for this, but are not at a crisis point in their lives. This four bed home can be short-term or long-term depending upon the needs of the youth and their progress. Some youth transition from this home to our long-term home once their behaviors have subsided to the point of not being a risk to others in the home.  

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

SERVICE OFFERED IN: Chico, Redding, Mt. Shasta, and Yreka

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a proven method of helping individuals, including those with autism, learn important life skills such as communication, social interaction, and self-care.  It is also effective in helping individuals unlearn harmful or problematic behaviors such as self-harm, aggression, and defiance.

ABA is a research-based intervention that has been proven effective for people with autism since the 1960’s. It can help learners develop simple skills such as looking, imitating, and following one-step directions. It can also help people learn more complex skills such as understanding another person’s perspective, conversing, and reading. ABA has been endorsed by many state and local government agencies, including the US Surgeon General. ABA has been proven effective for people of all ages.

ABA begins with a detailed evaluation of a person’s current behaviors and skill levels. This evaluation then leads to a behavior plan designed to teach the skills that are needed and desired.  An essential element of the treatment is called “positive reinforcement,” which is based on the principle that rewards increase the frequency and likelihood of behaviors. A behavior specialist will implement the behavior plan by working directly with the individual as well as with caregivers and parents. The services are delivered at all of our centers as well as in the home. The treatment duration depends on the unique needs of the individuals served.

Remi Vista utilizes professional staff who are qualified and nationally credentialed to provide ABA. The Behavioral Clinician, who conducts the assessment and develops the behavior plan, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCABA). The Behavioral Specialist, who implements the behavior plan working directly with the individual and caregivers, is trained in the implementation of ABA interventions and principles, and supervised by the Behavioral Clinicians.

Give us a call. Remi Vista accepts all major insurance plans, including Medi-Cal through Partnership Health, Anthem Blue Cross and California Health and Wellness.

Infant Development Program (IDP)

Service offered in: Redding

The Infant Development Program is a short-term program designed to assess infant development for children who may be at risk for developmental disabilities and work a structured program to try and bring the infant’s development on-track.  Our staff work directly with the infant and his or her parents to develop the key skills necessary for motor development.

What is IDP?
Remi Vista’s Infant Development Program (IDP) is designed to assist Far Northern Regional Center’s efforts to identify and support children ages 0-36 months who may experience developmental delays. All services are designed to be provided in the child’s natural environment. This includes the assessment, scheduled visits and the curriculum.

How does it work?
IDP seeks to assist children who have developmental delays by accurately assessing skills in the following domains: c
ognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor, social emotional development, and self-help.
Once assessed:

• A curriculum is designed and goals established to increase skills in all six developmental domains.
• Appropriate interactions are increased between caregiver and child.
• Caregiver will gain an overall knowledge of the six developmental domains.

Anticipated Outcomes
As a result of participation in this program, the following measurable outcomes are possible.

• A demonstrated improvement from baseline ratings of the child’s cognitive, language, gross motor, fine motor, social emotional development and self-help skills.
• Numerous caregiver-child activities designed to facilitate positive caregiver-child interactions.
• Instruction and modeling address the specific deficits and excesses for each individual as measured by parent report and professional observation.
• Families can expect consistent and informative interaction with a Remi Vista specialist who is experienced and knowledgeable in childhood development.

Components of IDP
The IDP curriculum consists of materials for both the caregiver and the specialist. The child’s primary caregiver will receive helpful information specific to the six developmental domains and to the child’s particular area of areas of deficit. The caregiver will learn ways to facilitate growth in each of these domains. They will also be trained in day-to-day activities and will be involved in the visits in order to be able to continue those activities after the agency staff leaves the home.

Supported Living Services (SLS)

SERVICE OFFERED IN: Eureka and Crescent City

Supported Living Services (SLS) are designed to help adults with developmental disabilities live independently in our community.  Each client is referred to Remi Vista by the Regional Center.  The SLS team works with the client and their support circle to develop person-centered plans that outline their desired goals.  These goals assist the client in living a safe and fulfilling life in their own home.  Some clients receive services only a few hours a week while others may receive 24/7 care.  Services for each client are different depending on the client’s needs and abilities.  Personal Attendants may help their clients with medications, doctor appointments, food preparation, meal planning, grocery shopping, community involvement, going to a day program, choice-making, Positive Behavior Support, and more.  Ultimately, Supported Living is about choices.  The clients and their support team have chosen to live independently, and we help support them in making choices that enable them to be happy, healthy, and live self-determining lives in the community. The SLS program runs out of our Humboldt and Del Norte County Offices.

Transitional Housing Program Plus

21-26 (Up to 24months)

Transitional Housing Program + Foster Care

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