What kind of counseling is available?

Individual & Family Counseling

Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention dealing with issues that may include child/elder abuse or neglect, domestic violence, attempted suicide, self mutilation, substance abuse, anger management. Court mandated therapy for families involved in CPS/CWS.

Counseling for the problems that plague all families at one time or another such as depression, grief, anxiety, bullying or dealing with a child’s special needs.

School-based Individual Counseling for children in grades K-12

Support Groups
CARE counselors conduct support groups based upon community requests including school-based support groups at middle school and high school.

Grief & Loss Groups
Grief and Loss Groups at Rio Vista Counseling Center on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4-5:30 p.m.

All counseling services are provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or post-graduate interns. Since 1985, CARE therapists have served thousands of clients.

Counseling services provided on school campuses are FREE of Charge. Sessions conducted at CARE are based on a sliding scale fee.

Family Resource Center

Assistance and services for children, families and individuals is provided at the Family Resource Center at 628 Montezuma Street, Rio Vista, CA

Obtaining Health Insurance: CARE is certified to provide assistance with enrollment in the Covered California Health Insurance Program.

Employment and Unemployment: Assistance with applications for unemployment benefits and employment applications.

Budget planning.

Translation services.

Parent Education: Bi-monthly Parent Support Groups and a library of parenting materials is available at the Counseling Center.

Services Coordination: Rio Vista CARE coordinates community resources and medical services providing information and linking families to outside services, providing assistance with child and family advocacy.

Resources and referrals to community and county services

Triple P: Positive-Parenting-Program: Primary Care Level 3 

  • A brief and private way for parents to get support with parenting
  • Consists of 3 – 4 individual sessions
  • Teaches simple strategies for preventing and handling challenges

Youth Services

PALS Mentoring Program

Child Pals are elementary or middle school students that have been referred by the school or their parents. Adult Pals are trained volunteers who meet weekly with their assigned student during school hours. These consistent one-on-one relationships give children a role model and a dependable friend with whom they can share their feelings, hopes and dreams. CARE therapists meet with the Adult Pals on a weekly basis for training and supervision.

Positive Action

Positive Action is a curriculum taught to middle and high school students promoting self-esteem and prevention of substance abuse and peer conflict. Children are taught that positive feelings lead to positive actions. The effects of the program range from increased academic achievement to dramatic reductions in problem behaviors. CARE Positive Action Programs curriculum is taught at local schools during the school year and in summer sessions.

Girls Group – Building a better future one girl at a time

In 2014, this group meets at Riverview Middle School on a weekly basis and is aimed at helping students become successful in their future plans. Activities address current social/familial issues, bullying and cyber-bullying, prevention of risky behavior and are designed to enrich self-esteem and along with career and college development. The program provides young women the opportunity to build on one another for support and encouragement.