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Scott Barrella, MS LMFT
Scott has been a licensed therapist in California since 1995. He started Cornerstone Counseling Center in 1997 and wrote the evidence-based curricula for several of the court-approved programs. These include Parenting, High-Conflict Coparenting, Anger Management and Batterers Intervention programs. He also has been a respected trainer and consultant for the Ventura Probation Department, Ventura Family Court Mediators, and CAMFT organization for over two decades. Mr. Barrella is designated as an “Expert Witness” in the area of Domestic Violence and Reunification in both Los Angeles and Ventura County Family Courts. He is a long-standing member of the City of Simi Valley Taskforce on Homelessness and the Ventura County Continuum of Care Team, both of which address housing and homelessness. He has diagnosed and treated thousands of families with complex family dynamic issues and is an EAP Provider for Cigna Healthcare. He was an instructor at CSUN and CSUCI in the Masters in Counseling programs. Subjects taught included law and ethics, family intervention strategies, diagnostic interviewing, and domestic violence treatment. He is a CAMFT Member and conducts his private practice as a marriage and family therapist in Ventura and Los Angeles County. He has practiced in the Ventura County area since 1997.
Approved, Certified, and/or Recognized by:
California Licensed Practitioners
Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) in Los Angeles and Ventura (CFS)
NFL Players Association
40-Hour Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse/Crisis Intervention Counseling Training Program, August (2020-23)
Traumatized Child-Assessment and Interventions, CEUS CA (2023)
Family Law Supervised Visitation Facilitator Training and Practicum, Compliance Certification, California Court Section 26.2 (1995 – 2023)
DV BIP Training and Probation Approvals in multiple Counties in California since 1997. See links to the current approvals and Probation letters of recommendation.
EAP and Crisis Intervention for CIGNA Health Care (1995thru 2023)
CEUs on Cultural Sensitivity (2006-23)
Immigration Psychological Evaluation Certificates (1995-2023)
Elder Abuse and Mandated Reporting Laws – 30 Hours (2012)
Mandated Reporters of Abuse: Protect Children and Dependent Adults and Elders From Abuse -
See link to Reporting Rules.
Serving: Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Ventura, CA