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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve families and individuals in the Inland Empire through professional, compassionate and evidence-based mental health services which are rooted in community and faith.

-Rooted in Community & Faith

Our Values

  • Faith is integral to good treatment and healthy functioning for both client and therapist.
  • We encourage dialogue about issues of faith with staff, and where appropriate, with clients.
  • Imposing faith or values on a client can be detrimental to their well-being, and all direct statements regarding theology or faith should be carefully weighed for their therapeutic value.
  • We value diversity and seek to support differences in both clients and staff.
  • We value cultural sensitivity, particularly with regard to race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • We view our work with clients from a systemic perspective with a particular emphasis on the importance of relationships.
  • We believe a bio-psycho-social-spiritual understanding of our client’s is necessary to provide informed treatment.
  • Facilitating wholeness often necessitates creative and collaborative work.
  • We value working in collaboration with other staff and community partners including: other agencies, social workers, clergy, care-givers etc.
  • We seek to maintain healthy relationships with our collaborative partners.
  • Self-care and care of colleagues is as important as caring for our clients for the overall well-being of our agency.
  • We value and are intentional about fostering a sense of community among our staff.

Our History

Citrus Counseling Services was created in 1978 by five congregations: State Street Christian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Redlands United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church. Led by their respective pastors in “Shared Ministries”, these churches midwifed a counseling ministry “open to the spiritual dimension of human life”. Since that time, CCS has grown into a professionally accredited, interfaith agency serving the San Bernardino Central Valley and surrounding communities. Moreover, our family of supporting churches has increased to include 19 diverse congregations.

CCS’ counselors have accrued the education, training and wisdom needed to deal with the stresses caused by today’s fast paced, demanding lifestyle. All have graduate degrees in mental health and ministry that prepare them to focus on the needs of each particular client. Rooted in faith, we practice proven therapeutic methods based on current research

-Rooted in Community & Faith