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Mentis provides bilingual professional mental health treatment services to individuals, couples, and families of all ages and background with emotional and behavioral problems. Services include: individual, family and group therapy, supportive housing and case management services, crisis intervention, and specialized services tailored for older adults. 

For more information or to schedule appointments, please call us at 707/255.0966 ext.132.

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“Never give up on someone with a mental illness.
When “I” is replaced by “We”, illness becomes wellness.”

― Shannon L. Alder

Mental Health Treatment

This program provides bilingual, professional mental health services throughout the County to people of every stage, age and income level.

Our counseling fees are on a sliding scale, based on client income. They are designed to accommodate low-income individuals and families.

The clients we serve usually have few options available to them and no where else to turn for assistance. This program provides an essential safety net service for Napa county residents, providing help to cope with severe psychosocial stressors that disrupt lives and cause significant emotional distress.  We emphasize teaching our clients the skills they need to live productive, satisfying, and stable lives.

All our therapists are licensed, or are post-Master’s registered interns working toward licensing. All clinical staff is registered with the state of California.

Who is eligible?

  • Napa County residents—children, teens, adults, couples, families-all ages
  • People who can’t get access to mental health care because of high cost, inadequate health insurance coverage or other reasons
  • We work with different types of insurance, including Medi-Cal, Medicare & Victims of Crime Compensation

Call the phone number below to see if your insurance plan is accepted.

We also accept individuals with no insurance on a sliding scale.

Mentis provides Napa County individuals, couples, and families with access to affordable mental health treatment services based upon referrals from a network of community partners.

We collaborate with many other nonprofit agencies that share a common mission of serving people with multiple psychosocial needs. We work county-wide to coordinate mental health care with other providers.

Mentis provides counseling to referrals from agencies throughout the County, including: Ole Health, Cope Family Center, Up Valley Family Resource Center, Puertas Abiertas, Napa Emergency Women’s Services, Collabria Care, Queen of the Valley Medical Center, Salvation Army and Napa County Health and Human Services.

For more information or to request an appointment, call our office at 707/255.0966 ext.132 or email us.

School Based

Our School-Based Programs in conjunction with local school districts in Napa Valley identify and provide counseling to children and teens in elementary, middle and high schools struggling with depression, violence, and family conflicts that are causing emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. We partner with student assistant programs in Napa, Calistoga, Howell Mountain, and St. Helena to ensure that students receive the professional help and support they need to feel and function better at home, school, and in the community. Our therapists work closely with the students and their families to address and resolve problems that are having a significant impact on high risk youth in Napa County.

Older Adults

Healthy Minds-Healthy Aging:

Healthy Minds-Healthy Aging is a prevention and early intervention program for residents of Napa Valley who are 60 years and older, and show early signs of depression and/or cognitive decline. We provide free, in-home bilingual services, which include evidence based assessments, case management and brief therapeutic interventions.

In addition, Healthy Minds-Healthy Aging provides community education regarding dementia and depression to reduce stigma and encourage access to therapy.

Our focus is on emerging mental health and cognitive impairment issues among older adults and their caregivers, and as such we believe that we:

  • Enhance the quality of life for older adults and their families by enabling them to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.
  • Improve access to and utilization of services for mental and cognitive health concerns.
  • Increase early identification of mental health needs and cognitive decline.
  • Increase capacity and improve coordination among providers.

Healthy Minds-Healthy Aging Program is partnership of Mentis: Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services, Collabria Care, QVMC CARE Network, and Napa County Comprehensive Services for Older Adults.

For more information on Healthy Minds-Healthy Aging, call 707/299.1885.

 

Therapy for Older Adults:

This program provides affordable counseling services for older adults. We provide a safe place for seniors to talk about the stresses they face, resolve family conflicts, reduce depression and isolation, or receive support around life changes related to aging.

To be eligible, a person must be:

  • A Napa County resident
  • Age 60 and older

We do accept MediCare and Medi-Cal insurance in this program.

For more information or to request an appointment, call our office at 707/255.0966 ext.132 or email us.

Supportive Housing Programs

Satellite Housing Program:

Satellite Housing is a transitional housing program that provides support and structure for adults living with a mental illness. Its goals are to prevent a return to a more restrictive living environment and to encourage progress toward independent living.

Our program is unusual in that there is no specified time limit on the length of stay for clients. We work with people to develop individual treatment and future housing plans based on their capabilities and availability of permanent housing options. No program staff live on site; clients live in houses scattered throughout the City of Napa.

Permanent Housing Program:

This program provides permanent housing and supportive services for eight adults with a history of chronic homelessness due to their mental illness. Mentis provides the clientele with intensive psychological support, case management, and practical assistance with independent living skills. Catholic Charities owns and manages the apartment complex.

For more information or to request an appointment, call our office at 707/255.0966 ext.124 or email us.

Salvation Army Culinary Training Academy:

In partnership with the Salvation Army of Napa, this four month program provides Culinary Training to adults in recovery and/or adults who have struggled into adulthood and are now ready to utilize supportive services to get on their feet and create a career in the culinary field. Mentis provides the clinical case management and mental health services during the program, as well as for six months after as needed. For homeless students or students needing to move will be provided with housing and food while they are in the program. Already housed students will receive assistance with rent in order to be able to attend this program.

For more information call Major Kevin Hansen at 707/226.8150.

Animal - Assisted Therapy

Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which an animal is an integral part of the treatment process. The animal works in partnership with a human therapist to provide compassionate and stimulating therapy designed to facilitate human client recovery. They are affectionate, responsive, unconditionally accepting and nonjudgmental.

How do we know that AAT really works?
Medical research consistently shows that the interaction between a person and a pet can be physically and psychologically beneficial. Physical and psychological benefits include:

  • Lower blood pressure and slower pulse rate
  • Significantly higher survival rate from heart attacks
  • Accelerated recovery rates from illness and surgery
  • Decreased depression, anxiety and isolation
  • Increased sense of well-being and confidence
  • Increased socialization and interaction with others

For more information or to request an appointment, call our office at 707/255.0966 ext.132 or email us.

Support Groups

Our agency offers the following support groups:

  • In partnership with Nurturing, Empowerment, Worth, Safety ~ Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services (NEWS), we facilitate in English and Spanish their support groups for women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault.  These sessions are strength-based and focused on creating healthy coping skills. The clients learn to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors. Due to the confidential nature of these groups, contact NEWS directly for more information.
  • Strengthening Families: Prevention Early Intervention support groups facilitated in both English and Spanish to parents facing difficulties in their relationships. These groups assist clients understand how their childhood experiences can shape their present attitudes and actions without their awareness. Some of the topics discussed are: How emotions shapes our interpersonal world, communication, clear and appropriate boundaries, among others. These groups are offered at locations in Napa, St. Helena, and Calistoga.

 

  • Current Support Groups:
    • Homefront: A free support group for friends and family of veterans and active military personnel. Meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month (Drop-ins welcome), 6pm to 7:30pm at the Napa Valley College Community Room. (Click on the image below for more details.)

Homefront Support Group Flyer

For more information or to request an appointment, call our office at 707/255.0966 ext.132 or email us.

Mental Health - Primary Care Integration

The CARE Network at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center and Mentis have partnered to integrate behavioral health practice into a multidisciplinary case management team approach to chronic disease management of low income, underserved patients with heart disease, diabetes, HIV, cancer and other chronic and debilitating illnesses. In this collaboration, a Mentis therapist is co-located and embedded in the Community Outreach Department as a Mental Health Specialist working closely with the nurse/social work teams to provide comprehensive care. This program has received national recognition for its effective and unique approach to patient care.

The Cancer Wellness Program at Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a unique multidisciplinary program that provides exercise, education and support to maximize the physical and psychological well-being of cancer survivors. In this collaboration, a Mentis therapist provides individual counseling sessions to promote emotional well-being and stress mastery. For more information about this program, call 707/252.4411 ext. 2495.

Mentis also co-locates a therapist at Ole Health Medical facility in order to provide mental health treatment to their patients in coordination with their staff. This approach helps to create a more robust and seamless model of care for patients who are struggling with both behavioral health and primary care challenges.

Crisis Intervention

Community Connection Network (CCN) provides site-based crisis intervention services, mental healh support, and linkages to stabilize individuals who would otherwise escalate to needing higher levels of care such as the Crisis Clinic, emergency room services, or inpatient hospitalization. The CCN staff is available to all ages and demographics who are experiencing an Emerging Mental Health Crisis. CCN’s short-term mental health services are provided for a maximum of 60 days.

Program Services at Community Connection Network include:

  • Intervention and referrals as needed
  • Brief treatment, short term supportive mental health services
  • Assessment and screening
  • Development of crisis triage intervention plans
  • Outreach to individuals who have been identified as at risk.

For more information about Community Connection Network (CCN) call, 707/257.9719