About Us


The New Beginnings Center for Counseling and Integrative Health has served the Ventura County community since 1982. New Beginnings was founded and has always been owned and operated by licensed mental health care professionals, understanding our clients’ needs as the best guide to treatment. The Center is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of practitioners that includes licensed Marriage Family Therapists, licensed Physical Therapist, licensed bodyworker, dietitian, and MD. The Center provides a wide variety of outpatient mental and integrative health services, and specializes in somatic approaches to healing and health

Services Provided

Individual therapy is a collaboration between the therapist and client with the goal of facilitating change and improving overall quality of life. Individual therapy provides an opportunity to safely explore challenges and barriers that are interfering with daily life or your ability to function. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or some other struggles, our therapists will work with and support your growth, healing, and self-determination.

Relationships can be challenging.  Couples therapy is useful whether you are trying to resolve a current problem, learning new skills to prevent an exacerbation of old problems, or working through transitions or stressors in life.  Our skilled therapists will utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions to help couples gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflicts, and improve relationship satisfaction. In addition to gaining insight, couples can work on identifying and changing behaviors, as well as exploring more useful ways of interacting with one another.

The purpose of family therapy is to help families work through challenges, issues, and life’s stressors together by identifying strengths and changing patterns of behavior that are no longer effective in order to improve relationships and functioning for all the members of the family unit. Studies have shown that family therapy is an important part of the treatment process for adults and adolescents who are struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, and other emotional or behavioral issues.  Our therapists strive to create a safe environment where all members of the family can feel heard and understood.

How many times have you felt alone with your problems? Therapy groups provide a safe environment to process the challenges and opportunities of life. And it’s an effective way to enhance your individual psychotherapy. 

Benefits of Group Therapy may include

  • Improved relationship skills
  • Decreased feelings of isolation
  • Enhanced intimacy skills
  • Improved self-esteem/self-worth
  • Greater comfort in group settings 

Growing and developing social skills, and emotional intelligence are important for leading happy and healthy lives. When children or adolescents experience challenging situations, emotional struggles, or changes in behaviors, they can interfere with their happiness, quality of life, and ability to thrive. Our therapists will create a safe and open environment and, using a variety of approaches will help your child or adolescent by offering emotional support, building communication and social skills, facilitating understand and expression of feelings, and trying out new solution to challenges.

Sliding Scale Fee

Lower cost services are available to you through The New Beginnings Center. Some licensed therapists of New Beginnings offer sliding scale rates, based on income, on a limited basis. Lower cost services are also available through our interns, whom are supervised by New Beginnings’ licensed therapists. Please call (805) 987-3162 to find out if you qualify for a sliding scale rate. 

Treatment Specialties

Somatic Based Program

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma developed by Dr. Peter Levine. Somatic Experiencing promotes awareness and release of nervous system arousal and physical tension that remains in the body in the aftermath of trauma.

Trauma Healing

Our team of compassionate and skilled practitioners have a deep understanding of the body's capacity to heal to experience recovery and restore well-being.

Integrative Health Services

The New Beginnings Center offers a wide array of therapeutic services to help you get started on your path to recovery from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, body image issues, and beyond. In a safe, supportive environment you will experience tools and wisdom to assist you on your healing journey.

LGBTQIA+ Issues

The New Beginnings Center is proud to serve the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ population. ​The New Beginnings Center has several staff members who are either part of the community themselves or qualified and experienced allies,

Psychotherapy Services

We offer different therapy services depending on your case and your individual needs. Our clinicians will work with you to identify the therapeutic approach that works best for you with the objective of helping you achieve your recovery goals. Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, our clients will work to explore struggles and challenges in a way that allows them to develop life-changing habits to help them cope in life.

Strong DBT Program

DBT is an evidence based therapy that has been proven to help clients manage symptoms of self harm, suicidal ideation, and eating disorders.
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