Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health provides services for individuals in crisis, for youth, for adults and for alcohol and drug treatment. Services are provided in Chico, Paradise, Oroville, Gridley and rural communities. We are here to Help.
Our Mission: "Partner with individuals, families and the community for recovery from serious mental health and substance abuse issues and to promote wellness, resiliency and hope."

Youth Services in Paradise

Services Available to the Public

Outpatient Centers

Age Range: Ages 0 to 17 and ages 16 to 25

Youth Outpatient Centers provide treatment and care for behavioral and emotional needs of children, transition age youth (TAY), and families. The services include mental health assessment, group and individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and skill building. If indicated, psychiatric evaluation and medication management is available. We also provide referrals to community support providers.

Paradise Community Counseling Center
5910 Clark Road, Suite W
Paradise, CA 95969

School Based Counseling

Age Range: Ages 5 to 21 (K-12th Grade)

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services (NVCSS), Victor Community Support Services (VCSS), Youth for Change, and Counseling Solutions provide mental health services in school settings throughout Butte County at over 60 campuses, covering most school districts. Clinicians provide a variety of counseling models and techniques to eligible students and their families. Medication services are available as indicated.

Youth for Change
PO Box 1476
Paradise, CA 95969

Mobile Foster Care Team

The Mobile Foster Care Team provides screening and assessment for youth detained and placed out of home by the Butte County DESS. Youth who are screen will be provided with age appropriate information about trauma and coping skills. Individuals who have underlying behavioral health issues will receive appropriate treatment services.

Paradise Community Counseling Center
5910 Clark Road, Suite W
Paradise, CA 95969

Mobile Transition Age Youth (Mobile TAY) Team

Age Range: Ages 16 to 24

The Mobile Transition Age Youth Team (Mobile TAY) provides services to young adults ages 16-24. The team works with young adults to provide the support and to teach the skills necessary for TAYs to transition into adulthood and to meet goals around self sufficiency. Services provided address 5 key areas:

  • Clinical services for mental health improvement and stabilization. · Independent living skills including legal emancipation, fiscal management, housing acquisition and maintenance, and health-related supports and services
  • Education and vocational training services including subject/career exploration, campus visits, training program identification, linking training to jobs.
  • Employment services including career and job interest and skills assessment; academic supports, employment readiness; job availability, acquisition, and retention.
  • Socialization opportunities including peer group assessment, identification of fun and healthy activities, and development of social supports and friends.

The team recognizes the needs to make services available where youth are located, the program focuses on delivering rapid response and help directly to the individual at: school, home, Juvenile Hall, hospitals, job sites and/or on the street. Collaboration with the schools and other groups facilitate the ability to provide response in these locations.

Paradise Community Counseling Center
5910 Clark Road, Suite W
Paradise, CA 95969

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)

Age Range: Ages 0 to 17

Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC), a program of Youth for Change, is an evidence-based behavioral modification program that serves youth who have emotional or behavioral health issues or exhibit delinquent behavior. The program is an alternative to residential treatment or group home placement. Trained foster families, therapists, and case managers support youth with resources, skills, supervision, structure, and therapy to modify behavior. This program works with the biological family throughout the process. The goal of MTFC is to reduce delinquent and disruptive behaviors and reunite youth to their biological family.

Youth for Change
PO Box 1476
Paradise, CA 95967

Services Available by Referral

Educationally Related Mental Health Services

Age Range: Ages 0 to 22

These services, in partnership with Butte County Office of Education (BCOE), provide treatment for students with significant mood/behavioral problems impacting their educational experience. The partnership works to provide clinical services and assist students to become successful at school.

Paradise Community Counseling Center
5910 Clark Road, Suite W
Paradise, CA 95969

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Age Range: Ages 0 to 5

Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), provided by Youth for Change, is for children with behavior problems, placing emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction. In PCIT, parents are taught specific skills to establish a nurturing and secure relationship with their child while increasing their child’s pro-social behavior and decreasing negative behavior.

Chico: Flume Street Counseling Center, 647 Flume Street, Chico, CA 95928
Oroville: Greater Oroville Family Resource Center, 1720 Daryl Porter, Oroville, CA 95966
Paradise: Paradise Ridge Family Resource Center, 6249 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969, 530.872.3896

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

Age Range: Ages 0 to 21

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS), provided by Victor Community Support Services and Youth for Change, is a one-on-one behavioral health service available to youth under age 21 and who’s behaviors are possibly placing them at significant risk of an out of home placement. Therapeutic Behavioral Services are always used in conjunction with another mental health service.

Youth for Change
PO Box 1476
Paradise, CA 95969

 Contact BHD

Behavioral Health Crisis Lines
24 hours a day / 7 days a week
800.334.6622, or

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Veterans Crisis Line
1.800.273.8255 (press 1)  

Friendship Line (older adults)

Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ+)

North Valley Talk Line

4:30pm to 9:30pm / 7 days a week

 Locations & Hours

Butte County Behavioral Health Administration
3217 Cohasset Rd
Chico, CA 95973
Monday – Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

Excludes Holidays
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 News & Updates

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 Get Started

Call the Behavioral Health Access Line at 530.891.2810 to get started.

During the phone conversation we will ask whether your needs are urgent and what type of help you are looking for.

See the three steps for getting started.