Mental Health

The Mental Health Specialty Program provides counseling and psychological services to the clients of Champions with co-occurring issues. Services include individual and group therapy, general psychological evaluation, crisis intervention, prevention-oriented outreach, treatment planning, and medication support services. While each clients’ treatment plan is individualized based on their mental health needs in addition to social, emotional, and cultural contexts, the treatment approach is evidence based and multidimensional.


  • Psychological Assessment
  • Individual & Group Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interactive Therapy
  • Forensic Mental Health

For more information, please contact Champions at (559) 583-9300 or (559) 772-8144.

Types of Forensic Evaluations

Champions offers multiple types of Forensic Evaluation services through experienced and licensed Psychologists. Forensic psychology operates at the interface of two disciplines, psychology and law. The process involves review of records, forensic interview, psychological testing, and collateral information gathering. The following are examples of Forensic Evaluations offered:

  • Pre-trial and Sentencing (Mitigation, Diminished Capacity) 
  • Sex Offender Evaluation 
  • Fitness for Duty 
  • Workplace Violence 
  • Malingering Evaluation 
  • Conservatorship 
  • Guardianship 
  • Testamentary Capacity 
  • Bail Evaluation 
  • Sex Predator Evaluation for Registration 
  • Dangerousness & Risk 
  • Juvenile Placement 
  • Parental Fitness/ Dependency Court 
  • Termination of Parental Rights 
  • Competency 
  • Emotional Damage 
  • Substance Use 
  • Mentally Disordered Offender Evaluations (California Penal Code 2960) 
  • General

Referral Process:
Referrals should be sent to for assignment to the Psychologist(s). Please ensure that you have included all necessary documents needed for records review and consideration. Please ensure that the referral and Release of Information is also included in this initial scan. 
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Misty Wolfe, Administrative Clerk at or (559) 772-8144. 

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

PCIT is an evidence-based treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. 

Parent-Child Interactive Therapy offers treatment for parents and children to help improve the parent-child relationship by teaching the parent skills to manage their child’s challenging behavior problems.  

Who Is PCIT For?

  • Parents who are overwhelmed or stressed and unsure how to deal with their child’s challenging behaviors; and, children who are between 2 and 8 years of age and have behavioral problems such as difficulty in school, preschool, daycare and/or show signs of aggressive behaviors towards parents, siblings, teachers, and other children.

Champions Recovery is a PCIT provider.  Please contact Veronica Hernandez for more information at 559-772-8144 or by email at