Connecting Mental Health & Education’s mission is to provide therapy to all clients in need, especially those in grave danger. This includes therapy for those who suffer from depression, anxiety, or symptoms of post-traumatic stress, resulting from abusive and criminal injustices.
Who we are
Connecting Mental Health & Education has been awarded two consecutive grants by the LA County Department of Mental Health for “Prevention and Early Intervention” work with school children and families. We have provided mental health services to LAUSD, LBUSD, ABCUSD, as well as the city of Carson.
As an established community agency, our therapists are trained to provide targeted mental health services to the greater Los Angeles area. We’re mobile, and have the ability to visit our clients somewhere safe so that they don’t have to drive to us. We speak English and Spanish, Farsi, Armenian,Tagalog, and Korean– as well as many other languages.
Under one roof, CMHE’s clients have many therapists to choose from. This may be useful for some clients who feel more comfortable with therapists of the same sex, age, ethnicity, socio-economic bracket, etc.
What We Do
therapy for victims of crime
WE PROVIDE THERAPY TO HELP BREAK THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE AND DECREASE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH ABUSE, TRAUMA, CRIME. Our therapists provide a safe place for expression for many for the first time in years. They psychoeducate about perpetration, offer hands-on safety plans and client-centered trauma-informed cognitive behavioral interventions, as well as others.
Our therapists empower victims to externalize original stories to free them from the vicious cycle of intrinsically embracing shame and blame and beating up on themselves. Therapists join with clients; role modeling coping strategies such as thought stopping and replacement. We guide victims to acknowledge their thoughts and the intensity of the feelings that back them, encourage them to tell stories, then engage with them to change personal narratives, beliefs, and habits. Therapy can help transform today’s victims into tomorrow’s survivors.
WE HELP VICTIMS WITH THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Many CA Victims of Crime – of physical, sexual or emotional nature – may not know they have the right to obtain mental health services (also commonly
referred to as “psychotherapy” or “therapy”) whether or not they can afford it.
*Eligible CA Victims do not have to have any insurance to receive therapy.
*Eligible CA Victims do not have be US citizens to receive therapy.
*Eligible CA Victims do not have to be afraid to apply for mental health services;
*When eligible CA Victims have insurance, deductibles and copays may not apply.
CA VICTIMS WITH OR WITHOUT INSURANCE OR MEDI-CAL, MAY APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY TO RECEIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY.
TO APPLY, VICTIMS SHOULD OBTAIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
* Police Report, not more than three years old
* DCFS or child protective services report
* In-place Restraining Order
If found eligible by CA Victims of Crime Board to receive mental health services – victims may be allowed 15, 30 or 40 sessions.
Direct victims may be eligible for 40 sessions.
Minor children who have been exposed to domestic violence may be eligible for 40 sessions.
CONNECTING MENTAL HEALTH’S THERAPISTS MAY PROVIDE THERAPY TO NOT ONLY THE ELIGIBLE VICTIM BUT ALSO TO HER ENTIRE FAMILY.
While Connecting Mental Health & Education, Inc. primarily treats victims of abuse and violence, our therapists also treat major depression and anxiety related to non-violent causes such as: financial crises; illnesses or other loss; poor work or school performance; learning disabilities; an impending divorce;
or a child custody battle.