Therapeutic supervised visitation is similar to a traditional monitored visit between a non-custodial parent and child, except that a licensed therapist is involved in supervising and guiding the visit. The therapist interacts with the family prior to, during and after the visit to help mend and heal the parent-child relationship. The therapist also makes sure that the guidelines set by the Court or referral agency are followed, and submits progress reports and recommendations to the referral source as required.
The agency also provides therapeutic supervised visitation to parents whose children are in the child welfare system. Families are referred by their social worker and there is no cost for this service. For more information on this program and other programs offered in partnership with Fresno County Department of Social Services, please see Child Welfare Programs.
Who is eligible for this program?
This program is available to families who have a court order for therapeutic supervised visits with the child for the non-custodial parent.
What is the cost of the service?
Families who are referred through Family Court Services, Fresno Superior Court pay an hourly fee for Therapeutic Supervised Visits. The fee is $55 per hour for the first hour, and $40 per hour for every additional hour.
Families referred to this program by Fresno County Department of Social Services whose children are in foster care receive these services at no cost.
Lauri Andersen, LMFT – (559) 229-6544