Whether you’re being bullied or there is a loss of a loved one, talking about it in a safe and open environment helps…that’s exactly what the club has done for me.
- Teen Center & Club member for 6 years
Wellness Center located at Teen Center/Main Branch
30215 Morning View Drive
Malibu, CA 90265
Incoming TK – 12th grade
Director of Wellness Center
Randi Goodman, LMFT#52964
Direct Line: 310-691-6523
The goal of the Wellness Center is to provide program and support services that promote healthy social and emotional intelligence, development, well-being, and academic achievement of all youth in the Malibu community.
In 2016, the BGCM’s Wellness Center became the sole entity providing social and emotional support services to Malibu High students. As we continue to expand the program, we are excited to be able to provide support to those who need us the most. Through partnership with SMMUSD, and the Malibu public schools, services are now available to all students enrolled in any Malibu school k-12th. Students do not need to be a Club member to receive services.
The Wellness Center was established based upon a collective concern for a lack of accessible and affordable services available to youth in Malibu. Through creative partnerships and collaborative relationships with engaged community members, we aim to make wellness and counseling services accessible to all, making a positive impact for everyone.
Wellness Advisory Board
A dedicated group of professionals in the Mental Health field who volunteer as program advisors working hand in hand with the BGCM’s Director of Wellness Center
- Charlene Underhill Miller, LMFT, PhD
- Kate Ross, LMFT
- Gregg Brock, LMFT
- Randi Goodman, LMFT, Director of Wellness Center
- Kasey Earnest, Executive Director Boys & Girls Club of Malibu
Community Wellness Supporters
- Patricia Zarwanitzer, Life Coach
- Barbara Jean-Carey, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Shuli Lotan, SMMUSD Mental Health Counseling Coordinator, LCSW, PPSC
Who provides services?
Under the supervision of the BGCM’s Director of Social and Emotional Wellness…
- Randi Goodman, Director of Wellness Center, LMFT#52964
- Clinical staff comprised of Graduate psychology students from distinguished universities, such as Pepperdine University, Antioch University, UCLA, and USC. We offer on-site supervision and training for all of our staff members.
Models of service:
- Individual and group counseling
- Targeted support groups (Divorce, social-skills, anxiety, grief, etc.)
- Targeted prevention and education groups focusing on healthy lifestyles, decision making and the negative and long term effects of drugs and alcohol while developing a support system and positive coping mechanisms
- Various workshops for Parents and Staff
- Life-Coaching approaches
- Taking a more holistic approach to core BGCA Programing: Interns take an integrative approach to already existing character development programs.
- Models used by interns include solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
What is the referral process?
Through SMMUSD, MSW interns are assigned to Malibu schools to provide individual as well as group counseling. Malibu high school administrators, counselors, as well as Boy & Girls Club professionals send referrals to the Wellness center where they are triaged and assigned to the available interns. Parents and students can learn more about the available services from school administrators and Boys & Girls Clubs staff.
What We Offer…
- Individual Counseling for social or emotional concerns including – but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief, social skills, anger management and divorce.
- Groups focusing on self-esteem, problem-solving, communication, chemical dependency and friendships. Please contact us to see which group might be a good fit for you and or your child.
- Parenting Workshops offers parenting support and education. Together we work to improve parent’s interactions and communication with their children.
- Family Counseling Helping family members communicate, resolve conflicts and build stronger connections.
- Involves discussion and problem solving sessions with the family.
Brent’s Club is a sober club that is offered to young adults who are in middle school and high school. The club provides incentives for participants to abstain from the use of drugs and alcohol.
Members of the club voluntarily participate in a saliva drug test once a week. Participants who test positive receive private, discreet counseling. Those who stay sober are rewarded with incentives which include educational technological devices (i.e. iPads, laptop computers, etc.), tutoring, and special events.