Parenting & Wellness Resources

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Infant and early childhood is a precious time that can also come with challenges. There are many resources out there to help families. On this page are resources for parents that may help.

Mental health services are available in the Greater Pasadena area. Those interested in getting mental health services (also known as “therapy,” or “counseling,”) should contact local agencies for more information. Emergency hotlines are also listed below.

Parenting and wellness resources were gathered by the Clinical Family Support Services Coordinator of the Pasadena HIPPY program. Please note that this page is not intended to be an exhaustive list of resources and mental health agencies in Pasadena, CA, but may offer useful information for those seeking additional support in the areas of parenting, wellness, mental health, and stress management.

Local Mental Health Resources

There are many mental health related services in and near Pasadena. There are community mental health agencies accepting Medi-Cal health insurance, in- and out-of-network mental health providers through private insurance and psychotherapists in private practice located in various directories.

Please note that the inclusion in this list of resources does not indicate endorsement by the City of Pasadena. Please contact agencies or mental health providers directly to find one that may suit your needs.

2024 Mental Health Resource Guide - English

2023 Mental Health Resource Guide - Spanish

Emergency Hotlines

In case of emergencies, please contact:

  • 911
  • Psychiatric Mobile Response Team (PMRT) – (800) 854-7771
  • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – 988
  • Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233

For non-emergency situations, the peer-run “warm line” CalHOPE can be reached at (833) 317-4673. This is run by the California Department of Health Care Services.

How Parents Can Help With Child Anxiety

  • Butterfly Breath (ENG | SPN)
  • Soothing with Our Senses (ENG | SPN)
  • Feeling Thermometer/Getting to Green (ENG)
  • Labeled Praise (ENG | SPN)
  • Warning Signs of Anxiety in Children (ENG | SPN)
  • Growing Up Healthy and Happy (ENG | SPN)
  • My Child’s Time (ENG | SPN)
  • How Can I Help My Child with Anxiety (ENG)
  • Healthy Sleep Habits (ENG)

Calming Arts and Crafts

Coming Soon!

Stay tuned for awesome video tutorials of creating arts and crafts that are calming and easy to do right at home!