1-805-390-6384 cornerstonesb@aol.com
Serving: Simi Valley, Van Nuys, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Ventura, Ca


Cornerstone Counseling

Cornerstone Counseling Center has been an approved provider in Ventura and Los Angeles County Courts since 1997. We are committed to providing compassionate and effective care to help you achieve your goals. Seeking help can be difficult, but we are here to support you every step of the way. See our Yelp reviews by satisfied customers and contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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Counseling Services

Counseling services are for Court Ordered Clients or Volunteers who wish to improve families and relationships.  We offer individual, family or group counseling settings.  The following is a list of services provided:

Coparenting = High Conflict – Coparenting Classes – Can be done With Ex or WIthout Ex

Co-Parenting Course – Meets Court Requirements:   We offer an individual or Conjoint Coparenting program to educate parents to understand their role as co-parents.  This program will help clients learn how to effectively communicate with their ex-partner and how conflict impacts their children’s development. At Cornerstone, we understands there are unresolved emotions that may interfere with proper co-parenting. Our goal is for both parents to learn how to be child-focused and productive.   CUSTOMIZED to your schedule for ease of completion.  Certificate given upon completion (usually 12 lessons).

Anger Management Program

Anger Management Classes consists of 16 Lessons done individually or in a Group.  Group fee is $35 a lesson and is only done in the evenings.  Individual is $70 per lesson and can be done during M-F from 7AM up till 4PM start slots.  We can CUSTOMIZE this to fit your busy schedule. 

Anger Management Program is a 16-Lesson program (8 individual meetings or 16 group meetings).  Anger management is an approach designed to help you manage the emotional and physiological arousal that accompanies anger. As it’s often not possible to change the circumstances or people that elicit anger, anger management can help you recognize your triggers for anger and learn to cope with them more effectively. Certificate upon completion.

Call 805-390-6384 for more information or send a message.


Domestic Violence Treatment Group Classes – 52 Sessions to meet Probation in California

The goal of our Batterers Treatment Program (52 DV Classes –  Usually one per week) is to END Domestic Violence.  Our long-range purpose is to end violence and other tactics of power and control (including verbal, emotional, economic, sexual, social isolation) by all participants of our batterers’ treatment program.  We provide appropriate treatment methods.  Our philosophy is to change long-held patterns of abusive actions and sex-role stereotypes held by ensuring all clients acknowledge the destructive and criminal nature of their behavior and accept responsibility for their actions. 

CCP will address each minimization, justification, and rationalization clients mention.    Our approach is to constructively confront and replace these with CBT, assertiveness, empathy, and equality techniques in relationships.  Cornerstone works collaboratively with many other agencies to establish a foundation of violence prevention, family services and mental health treatment that work to eliminate all forms of domestic violence.  We provide victims information on services which include informing them of their rights and reinforce the concept that violent behavior is unacceptable. 

Meets 1203.097 Code for Participants and Courts.

Parenting Classes:

This class is a 6-meeting program (12 Lessons), which focuses on understanding the stages of a child’s development.  We also cover natural and logical consequences, Age-appropriate parenting tools, dealing with ADD and ADHD children, and how to balance and maintain a support system for children.  Certificate upon completion.

Individual Psychotherapy

Therapy in a confidential setting – Adults and Children. 

Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you’ve faced, there’s nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving clients the tools needed to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges they face. Usually, hourly sessions once a week.

Reunification Therapy – Court Approved

Reunification/Conjoint therapy is a therapeutic intervention model with the goal to repair the parent-child relationship which has been disrupted.  We work with a parent who has been absent from a child’s life due to substance abuse issues, jail time, or other family court related matters.  The goal is to strengthen and develop a secure attachment bond for the child and parent. 

Therapy in a confidential setting – Adults and Children.

Expert Witness Testimony/Advice

Scott Barrella, MS CPIM LMFT is available to testify in court or give a deposition as an expert witness. He also does case management review for therapists, LCSWs and Interns. 

Cornerstone Counseling Center (CCP) has been an approved provider in both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties for over 32 years.  We are an approved provider of Court-approved classes and counseling services.   Cornerstone cares deeply about the safety of survivors of domestic violence (partners, children, and extended family).  Scott Barrella (CCP Director and Facilitator) was the Director/Trainer and Lead Facilitator at two others approved BIPs in Los Angeles County (CPS and Valley Trauma Center) prior to starting Cornerstone in 1997. 

Scott Barrella has supported and interacted with local County agencies for over 29 years (including Interface and the Coalition).  Scott Barrella has also been a member of the task force member for the Partnership for Safe Families in Ventura County, Commission on Homelessness and Simi Valley Homeless Task Force.  He was an original founding member of the Ventura County Batterers Treatment Provider meetings in Ventura County.   Scott is also a resource for Los Angeles County Superior Court and Probation Agency (Reference Available if needed).  Scott is an Expert Witness in Family Law Cases.  Scott was recently recertified as a BIP Facilitator by Los Angeles County Probation Agency in 2022. 


Phone: 805-390-6384
Email: cornerstonesb@aol.com
Serving: Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Ventura, CA

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