Serenity and Solutions Counseling Center
Serenity is the tranquil balance of heart and mind. - Harold W. Becker
Helping those of school-age to those who have retired
in the Hemet/San Jacinto and surrounding areas.
Children and Teens
Helping ages 5 and up with:
- Autism Screenings
- Other issues
- Other issues
- Aging with integrity
- Maintaining purpose in life
- Other issues
- We use a host of different types of treatment modalities including: CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Brainspotting, Solution-focused, and trauma informed therapies.
- We treat all individuals including those of the LGBTQI community and those who participate in
- We offer individual, couples and family counseling to meet your therapeutic goals.
Serenity and Solutions Counseling Center is the creation of Ana Castenada, LMFT and Jennifer Rugala Persicone, LCSW. Both have worked extensively in the mental health field including County mental health, non-profit organizations, and various healthcare settings. Ana and Jennifer are paneled with insurance providers and also accept private, fee-for-service clients. Ana has extensive training in various modalities of counseling including an additional certification in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Ana is bilingual and speaks Spanish. Jennifer has additional training in working with children and adults with ADHD, Autism screenings, and working with those who have a dual diagnosis with mental health and physical health issues. We provide referrals, as needed, for additional psychological testing and psychotropic medications. Please call for an appointment so we can be a part of your journey to mental health wellness.
*We practice Brainspotting to help those with trauma. Please ask us for details.*
*Jennifer is a CalGETS authorized provider. Counseling for those with problem gambling or families dealing with a loved one with gambling addiction can receive FREE counseling sessions.*
Jennifer Rugala Persicone, LCSW
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. She has a Master's degree in Social Work from Loma Linda University. She has worked for San Bernardino and Riverside Counties as well as in the non-profit and private insurance settings. Jennifer uses CBT, DBT, and Solution Focused therapies to assist clients in reaching their potential.
Ana I. Castañeda, LMFT
Ana is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. She has Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling . Ana is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) certified.
She also uses an eclectic approach to therapy to help clients heal, explore, and discover the possibilities of change and growth within themselves.
Mental Health Information
Mental Health Emergencies
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Veteran's Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, Press 1
Mental Health Facilities
Urgent Care: 85 Ramona Expressway, Perris, CA 92571
(951) 349-4195 * Open 24 hours
Psychiatric Hospitalizations: 9990 County Farm Road, Ste 4,
Riverside, CA 92503 * (951) 358-4881
Open 24 hours
211 - Call this number for local resources for food banks, utility assistance, how to apply for CalFresh, housing information and more.
Child Protective Services (CPS) - Riv. Co: 1-800-442-4918
Adult Protective Services (APS) - Riv. Co: 1-800-491-7123
For more services available within Riverside County:
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