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Emotional Support

This page is an introduction to the types of emotional support services that are available at The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center.For more information call our Emotional Support Team at 805-646-7559 ext 2.

ParentCare Homevisitation Program
Breastfeeding Support
Parenting Support/Consultation
Additional Resources


ParentCare Home Visitation Program

ParentCare is a volunteer, donation-based community service that assists parents in their own homes during the first months of their baby’s life.
When a family calls ParentCare, we match one of our skilled and supervised volunteers with the family and also offer a free breastfeeding consultation from a licensed lactation specialist.

The ParentCare volunteer visits the family two or three times a week during the first three months of the postpartum period. ParentCare is not a babysitting service; rather, we are devoted to nurturing the nurturers. [Click Here] to learn more or call our emotional care team at 805-646-7559 ext.2

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Sometimes you just need someone to talk to.

Professional psychotherapy at very affordable fees
Supported by grants and private sources of funding, NTNC is able to provide professional, confidential counseling support to families who have children ages prenatal to five years.
Fees are donation based with a suggested fee is $35.00 - $75.00 per session. No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Who are the therapists?

Ph.D. and MFT interns, who are currently enrolled in academic programs in clinical psychology, provide therapy to our families. Interns spend one to two years at NTNC in order to get practical counseling experience and learn about the needs of new families. Our interns are carefully chosen and supervised by our director of clinical training, Dr. Marsha McKeon.

In-home or in-office

Therapists can come to your home (if you have a newborn baby) or meet with you in a professional office.

What kinds of services are available?

Individual therapy
Marriage therapy
Family therapy
Infant-parent attachment support
Parent-child therapy

Group Support

Please call 805-646-7559 ext 2 if you are interested in group support. .

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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Warmline 805-646-7559 ext 1

Our wamline is available 7 days a week 365 days a year. Support is also provided via email at info@birthresource.org and through Facebook private messaging.

Call 805-646-7559 ext 1 for more information.

Breastfeeding Support Group / New Baby Group (Ages 0-6 months)

9:00 am to 10:15 am

555 Mahoney Ave Room 2 Oak View, CA 93022)

Join us weekly to talk about breastfeeding and share your journey with others.  Find out what is normal during early days and later stages, have your questions answered, and share wisdom about feeding-related topics such as sleep, pumping, returning to work and more.   A scale will be available to weigh your baby. 

Also enjoy the support of other mothers and class facilitators in our New Baby playgroup, that is combined with the breastfeeding support group.  New babies bring joy, but also change and transition. Questions may arise about well-being, crying, holding and what "should or can I be doing with my baby?" Explore your new role with other new parents.  Share birth and other new family stories.  Learn about your baby's as well as your own personal development.  Dads and all caregivers welcomed and encouraged to attend. 

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Parenting Support/Consultation

Parenting support and private consultation are available for those receiving emotional support. For more information, call Carol Castanon, Executive Director at 805-646-7559 ext 102.

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Additional Resources

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Program Registration

Get registered today and enjoy the beautiful programs created for you and your little ones!

Call (805) 646-7559

How You Can Help!

Join us in our passion to support and nurture families with our youngest citizens, infants and toddlers from pre-birth stage to age three!

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Local Resources

For your support, we have compiled a list of recommended resources for pregnancy, childbirth and the early years within the local Ojai Valley.

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