SDFHC icon Valencia Mental Health Office
Valencia office exterior

25115 Avenue Stanford #B225
Valencia, CA 91355

(Located on the second
floor of Building B.)

Contact Information:

(661) 468-7405

Mental health services
are also offered at our
Newhall location.
Please call for details.

Valencia Waiting Room Valencia Counseling Office Newhall Counseling Office
Hours of Operation
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 7:00pm
8:00am - 4:30pm

ClockPlease note that office hours may vary based upon planned or unplanned events.
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SDFHC icon About SDFHC Mental Health
Mental health care is just as important as physical health care, and often both affect each other. Poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. Similarly, poor mental health can negatively impact physical health, leading to an increased risk of some conditions. Often, unresolved trauma can manifest in our bodies and have an effect on our overall wellness. At Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, we believe that both physical health and mental health are equally important. We believe that everyone deserves access to mental health care, and are happy to work with people who have limited or no insurance. Our team of therapists is able to serve uninsured children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. We offer a nurturing and non-judgmental space for therapeutic processing. In therapy, we will work together to bring awareness to your strengths, and look closely at what patterns may be limiting you. We will also develop action-plans to promote change in areas of distress. We utilize evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy and problem-solving therapy in order to ensure our clients are receiving research-based care.
SDFHC icon Our Mental Health Staff
Staff picture Amanda Hills, LCSW
Clinical Director

As a native of Santa Clarita, Amanda is familiar with the community and its resources. She received her undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge, in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Education. Amanda went on to pursue a Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Not only has she helped children, adolescents, families, and adults with varying symptoms and diagnoses in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings, but she has provided clinical supervision and direction for over 12 years. Amanda is always open to hearing feedback from clients regarding their unique experiences with the therapeutic services that are provided at Samuel Dixon Family Health Center. She has been actively improving and expanding the mental health program, and continues to educate both the medical, dental and mental health staff to ensure quality care and safety for all patients.

Staff picture Nasha Katrack, ACSW
Mental Health Counselor

Nasha's passion for healing has existed since childhood. Nasha graduated from UC Berkeley with her BA in Social Welfare, and then went to USC to obtain her Master's in Social Work. Nasha has worked with folks of all ages, working therapeutically with children, adolescents, youth, and adults. Nasha has a passion for combining evidence-based and holistic treatments, and believes that addressing the mind and emotional body is just as important as the physical body. Nasha has a somatic, integrative, and trauma-informed therapeutic approach. Nasha is passionate about advocacy, social justice, and using both evidence-based and creative methods within the therapeutic setting. Nasha incorporates breathwork, mindfulness, and meditation into her therapeutic practice. With Nasha you will co-create a space for self-transformation and embodied wellness. Nasha works with children, teens, adults, couples and families.

Staff picture Giselle Alvarado Jarvis, ACSW
Mental Health Counselor

Having studied topics she was fiercely passionate about, Giselle earned her BA in Psychology from California State Fullerton and later her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from Azusa Pacific University. She gained experience through her work with infants and children including children with developmental delays, teenagers, adults, families, and the elderly in a variety of settings in the mental health field. Giselle thrives in creating a safe and comfortable space for clients in which the healing process may progress and mutually meaningful therapeutic relationships may be formed. She walks alongside her clients to support them in their journey towards healing and in meeting mental health goals which truly matter to them. Giselle utilizes a Trauma-Informed, client-centered approach and implements evidence-based practice techniques such as Psychoeducation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and meditation to name a few. Giselle feels honored and humbled to be a part of the mental health team at Samuel Dixon Family Health Center as an English and Spanish speaking Mental Health Counselor.

Esther Barbosa
Patient Care Coordinator

As the Patient Care Coordinator at Samuel Dixon Health Center, Esther provides support and assistance to its clients and their families, connecting them to available mental health resources both within the greater Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles County. Inspired at a young age, health and science were her favorite subjects in school. With a rich combination of experience in the healthcare and mortuary industries, she continues to bring knowledge and empathy to the agency and all those she interacts with. Passionate about outreach services, networking, and establishing connections, Esther believes every day is different but each day is primarily centered around helping clients in a variety of ways. Outside of work, Esther enjoys a variety of comforts such as cooking, spending time with her family, and attending social gatherings.