Parenting Class

Cornerstone is Approved (Since 1997!)

Parenting Class on ZOOM - 4 MeetingsDR Phil

Free Intake/Enrollment Process

Also Cornerstone is a Approved Vendor or counseling for DCFS and CFS (Ventura).  Check with your Social Worker to see if your fees can be covered by those Agencies.

Mandated Reporters of Abuse: Protect Children and Dependent Adults and Elders From Abuse - See link to Reporting Rules.

Evidenced-based intervention curriculm (proprietary to Cornerstone)

Meets the FAMILY/Criminal Court Requirements 

Usually NOT taken at the same time as your Ex.

These topics willl be covered:

  • Natural and Logical Consequences

  • Parental Approaches

  • Age Appropriate Parenting Tools

  • Dealing with ADD and ADHD children

  • Role of Mediators, Supervisors and Social Workers

Minimum of 4 Meetings  (to cover required hours worth of material) VIA ZOOM.  It DOES meet both Los Angeles and the Ventura and DCFS/CPS requirements.  We are an Approved Program and we use an evidenced-based intervention proven to produce results. Upon comleting our program, you will be given a certificate of completion to submit to court via your attorney. Here is the current schedule LINK.

See the Class Schedule - Ignore the day/time slots - we will customize the schedule to meet your time preferences. 

Please DO NOT BE FOOLED by ONLINE websites stating you can do your classes online - THOSE WILL NOT COUNT IN FAMILY COURT!  We are court approved and you can do classes in our various locations. See the Class Schedule - Ignore the day/time slots - we will customize the schedule to meet your time preferences.  Ask Providers if they have a California Counseling License and if they have a ZOOM option.  We do!

Call 805-390-6384 for information and enrollment options - Or just sign up under the Website Class Schedule link at the top.    

Mr. Scott Barrella, MS LMFT 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.

DR Phil


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