For detailed information on applying for services, please choose from the following:

VMH's Adult Outpatient program is operated under contract with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. The program's focus is on medication support and rehabilitation services for adults with serious and chronic mental illness. Services provided include: Medication evaluation and monitoring, individual, group, and family therapy, consumer and family education, and other services aimed at increasing community functioning and effective life management. The program only accepts uninsured and MediCal insurance - those with private insurance must contact their provider. A small co-payment may be required for services.

Positive Directions
offers high-quality, low-fee counseling and psychotherapy conducted by Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist trainees and interns, all of whom are supervised by experienced clinicians. Our counseling services are for persons over 18 and include individual and couples therapy, as well as alcohol and drug counseling, including court-mandated services. PD does not accept insurance or MediCal, but offers a sliding fee from $20 to $55 per session based on income.

Positive Directions also welcomes everyone to join their monthly Karaoke Party the last Saturday of each month. This is a sober social event where everyone can enjoy a free pizza dinner and sing-along fun!


The Glen Roberts Child Study Center is a nationally recognized program that treats children, adolescents, and families in a child-oriented setting. The program serves children with a range of issues including but not limited to: serious mental illness, abuse / neglect, domestic violence, depression and school- related issues. Services include individual, family, and group therapy, play therapy, psychological assessment and testing, medication support, and parent education. These services are provided by a dedicated staff of licensed Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and a Psychiatrist, as well as Post-Doctoral Fellows, Psychology Interns, and MFT Interns and Trainees. The client population at the center is primarily low-income and of various ethnicities which reflect the diversity of the surrounding community.

VMH's School Based / Campus program is set up to put trained therapists on school campuses in Glendale . We want to insure that students are as successful as they can be, and we look for students who might need extra help because of what they are coping with in their lives. Referrals come to us from parents, school administrators, teachers, and school counselors.
Many students, unfortunately, may not get the services they need. They may not want to go to a "mental health center," they may not have the transportation available, or parents may not fully understand the scope of their problems. Putting therapists right on campus could help avoid some of these problems. Therapists can help teachers and counselors identify those students that need extra help. Parents and students can feel more comfortable getting counseling in a familiar setting. And seeing students on campus can take care of any transportation problems that parents might have.



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