Resources for Parents


Orange – The reThinkGroup

Their SoundCloud page offers several different audio clips and podcasts that address important issues teens and preteens face.

Youth in Crisis


The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operated 24 hours a day, seven days a week as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. They have professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors that respond to calls with crisis intervention counseling and resource referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community. They have access to more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California.

What is a crisis anyway?

Anytime you are feeling misunderstood or overwhelmed and needing to talk to someone about what’s happening, especially before you run away or cause harm to yourselves or others. Call them first to learn how to handle your current and/or future crises. Counselors are trained to help with thoughts of suicide, depression, bullying, health and identity questions, trauma, human trafficking, or any teen-related struggle. The calls are completely confidential and always judgment free.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any one of the issues listed above, please call 1-800-843-5200. Translation services are available for multiple languages.



Matt Kirby, M.S. – Marriage, Family, Child, Couples, & Individual Counseling

Therapy specializing in:

  • Relationship issues
  • Bullying & Self-Esteem Issues
  • Parenting Challenges
  • ADD/ADHD Counseling
  • Addiction
  • PTSD
  • Life Transitions (stepfamilies, pregnancy, divorce, LGBTQ matters, anxiety, grief, etc.)
  • Childhood & Adult Trauma
  • Anger Management
  • Sports Psychology
  • Self-Harm
  • Mental Illness

Confidential & Convenient Locations including Saint Matthew and at River Counseling Center in Antioch

Direct Line: 805.698.8297 – Fax: 925.777.9466