Programs and Locations


Star View Community Services

Star View Community Services provides programs for children, adolescents, and transitional age youth (TAY) who face emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges and have difficulty succeeding in family or community living environments. An experienced staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health specialists, parent partners, and other counselors provide case management, mental health care, and a range of support services in schools, homes or other community settings.

Our program operates throughout Los Angeles County and is housed in four separate locations that reflect the unique needs of five specific Service Areas (SAs): SA 8 — Long Beach/South Bay; SA 6 — South Los Angeles, and SA 4 — Downtown Los Angeles/Highland Park/Hollywood. Our dedicated teams work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers, and other agencies. For contacts, see below:

Star View Community Services provides the following range of programs and services:

  • Full Service Partnership (FSP) — provided through Mental Health Services Act funding. Through a “do-whatever-it-takes” approach, Star View Community Services provides children and TAY, along with their families, a wide range of services and supports.

  • School-based Programs — including consultations, interventions, counseling and after-school group services. We coordinate with districts and local school personnel to achieve effective referrals and support services for children with serious emotional and/or behavioral problems. Read about our school-based services.

  • Stars School Solutions & School Services — A strength-based, school-focused, and culturally responsive program offering services to support students with Educationally Related Mental Health Services. Stars School Solutions works with the County Office of Education and each school district to support service coordination. Read more about Stars School Solutions.

  • The TAY Hot Spot— This center for Transition Age Youth (TAY) in the city of Carson in Los Angeles County serves young people ages 15-25 who need a nurturing environment that supports them and teaches them independence and important skills. The TAY Hot Spot offers vocational and educational support, independent living skills workshops, art, music, cooking classes and more. Click here for the monthly calendar and details.


  • Evidence-based and Evidence-informed Practices
    Evidence-based Practices (EBPs) are those interventions and supports that have research documenting their effectiveness. Evidence-informed practices are also research-supported but do not yet have the body of rigorous clinical evidence that distinguishes EBPs:
    Click here to see the brochure on EBPs.

    • Aggression Replacement Training (ART) — a structured, psycho-educational intervention primarily for adolescents with or are at-risk of aggressive/antisocial behavior. It includes three structured interventions — Skillstreaming, Anger Control Training, and Moral Reasoning Training.
    • Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) — based on three empirically validated interventions that were adapted to address topics relevant to adolescents exposed to chronic trauma. Either a group or individualized intervention, SPARCS is designed for youth ages 13-21.
    • Functional Family Therapy (FFT) — a home-based intervention that focuses on building family relationships. FFT is designed for youth ages 11-18 years with a history of juvenile justice involvement, violence, substance abuse and/or delinquency. For Referrals, click here for the form.


    • Click here to see the
      brochure on Probation Programs
      at Star View Community Services


    • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) — a home-based intervention that is similar to FFT. MST has proven effective with youth ages 12-18 years with chronic delinquency, out-of-home placements, and negative peer influences. For Referrals, click here for the form.
    • Incredible Years (IY) — a psycho-educational group curriculum using videotapes, modeling, role playing, among other techniques. IY is designed for children with a variety of behavior and learning problems
    • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) — a clinic- or home-based psychotherapy model for youth ages four-18 years. TF-CBT is designed for youth with behavioral or emotional problems related to trauma.

  • System of Care (SOC) Program — a comprehensive array of community-based services focused on permanency planning. Our SOC program is child-centered, family-focused, and culturally competent. Facilitating a smooth transition among agencies, our dedicated staff provides youth and adolescents individualized service planning in the least restrictive setting.

  • Other Programs and Services
    • Case Management
    • Central Juvenile Hall services program
    • Co-occurring disorder/dual diagnosis programs (for drug and alcohol related problems)
    • PRIDE (Promoting Respect in Dating Experiences) program, which teaches respectful interactions with the opposite sex
  • Therapeutic Behavioral Services — provided to qualifying youngsters who need additional guidance and support. Skilled mental health staff members work with the youngsters on a one-to-one basis, helping them avoid placement in a more restrictive, higher level of care and assisting them in transitioning to lower levels of care.

  • Wraparound — See our TEAMMATES Program




Employee Satisfaction Survey

Each year, all staff programs complete anonymous Employee Satisfaction Surveys. The entire management team carefully reviews survey results to identify areas where we are successful in making our agency a great place to work, as well as to identify areas for improvement. By using the same survey each year, we can measure our success and focus our efforts on continually improving our work environment.

For a selection of results from a recent Employee Satisfaction Survey for Star View Community Services, see Our Staff.







Contacts

General Inquiries:

Lydee Marchman, Ph.D. 
Administrator*
Star View Community Services
100 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
phone: (562) 427-6818 x 103 | fax: (562) 988-5975
lmarchman@starsinc.com
*Oversees all five
Star View Community Services
Centers listed to the right.

General Inquiries:

Steve Albrecht, MSEd, MBA
Regional Administrator
Star View Community Services
1501 Hughes Way, Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90810
phone: (310) 221-6336 x 110
fax: (562) 988-9293
salbrecht@starsinc.com

Referrals:

Intake Coordinator
Star View Community Services
1501 Hughes Way, Suite 150
Long Beach, CA 90810
phone: (888) 535-3288
fax: (562) 988-9293

School Based Services:

Mark Burns, MA, MFT 
Director of School Based Services
Star View Community Services
100 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
phone: (562) 427-6818
fax: (310) 868-5397
mburns@starsinc.com

Evidence Based Practice:

Taji Huang, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Services and
Evidence Based Practices
Star View Community Services
1303 West Walnut Parkway
Compton, CA 90220
phone: (310) 868-5379
fax: (310) 868-5397
thuang@starsinc.com
For Center-specific Inquiries:

Torrance Office
(SA 8)
LA Metro
(SA 4)
Long Beach Office
(SA 8)
Compton Office
(SA 6)
Carson Office
(SA 6 & 8)
Anne Gustafson, Ph.D.
Center Director
Star View Community Services
370 S Crenshaw Blvd, Suite E-100
Torrance, CA 90503

T: (310) 787-1500
F: (310) 787-9713
E: agustafson@starsinc.com
Roni Maybin, MFT
Center Director
Star View Community Services and Teammates
1625 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 600 (6th floor)
Los Angeles, CA 90015


T: (323) 999-2404
F: (213) 201-2954
E: rmaybin@starsinc.com
Reginald Alfon
Center Director
Star View Community Services
100 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807

T:(562) 427-6818
F: (562) 427-3367
E: cgraham@starsinc.com
Yvonne Lozano, MFT
Center Director
Star View Community Services
1303 West Walnut Parkway
Compton, CA 90220

T: (310) 868-5379
F: (310) 868-5397
E: ylozano@starsinc.com
Pamela Robertson, Ph.D., LCS
Center Director
Star View Community Services
649 E. Albertoni St.
Ste. 100
Carson, CA 90746

T: (310) 436-9300
F: (310)-436-9327
E: probertson@starsinc.com
Driving Directions

From West Los Angeles:
405 South
Exit Crenshaw Blvd towards Torrance.
Turn right onto Crenshaw Blvd
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From Orange County:
405 North
Exit Crenshaw Blvd/Torrance.
Turn left onto W 182nd St
Take first left onto Crenshaw Blvd
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From Riverside:
91 West towards Corona/Beach cities.
Merge onto 110 South toward San Pedro
Merge onto 405 North
Exit Crenshaw Blvd/Torrance
Turn left onto W 182nd St
Take first left onto Crenshaw Blvd
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Driving Directions

From South Bay Area:
Take 110 N
Follow signs for 10 W toward Santa Monica
Follow signs for Pico Blvd and merge onto L.A. Live Way
Turn left onto W 11th St.
Turn right onto Albany St
Take the 3rd left onto W Olympic Blvd
Destination will be on the right
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From West Valley Area:
101 S toward Los Angeles
Follow signs for Hollywood Fwy/Los Angeles
Take the Alvarado St/CA-2 E exit
Turn right onto N Alvarado St
Turn left onto W Olympic Blvd
Destination will be on the left
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Driving Directions

From Los Angeles:
Take the I-405 S
Exit at Pacific Ave
Merge onto N Pacific Pl
Turn slight left onto W Wardlow Rd
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From Orange County:
Take the I-405 N
Exit at Long Beach Blvd
Keep right at the fork in the ramp and merge onto Long Beach Blvd.
Turn left onto E Wardlow Rd
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From Riverside County:
Take CA-91 W toward Corona/Beach Cities.
Take exit 12A to merge onto I-710 S toward Long Beach
Take exit 4 to merge onto I-405 S toward San Diego
Take exit 30B toward Long Beach Blvd
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Long Beach Blvd N and merge onto Crest Dr
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Driving Directions

From Los Angeles:
110 South to 91 East
Exit Central Ave
Merge onto E Albertoni St/Frontage Rd
Turn left onto Central Ave
Turn right onto Walnut Street
Turn left onto Walnut Park Drive
Turn right onto Walnut ParkWay
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From Orange County:
91 West
Exit Central Ave
Turn right onto Central Ave
Take first right onto Walnut Street
Take first left onto Walnut Park Drive
Turn right onto Walnut Parkway
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From Riverside:
91 West toward Corona/Beach Cities
Exit Central Ave
Turn right onto Central Ave
Take first right onto Walnut Street
Take first left onto Walnut Park Drive
Turn right onto Walnut Parkway
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Driving Directions

From Los Angeles:
110 South to 91 East
Exit Avalon Blvd.
Merge onto E. Albertoni St.
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From Orange County:
405 North to 110 North to 91 East
Exit Avalon Blvd.
Merge onto E. Albertoni St.
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(Also see below if coming from 91 West)


From Riverside:
91 West toward Corona/Beach Cities
Exit Avalon Blvd.
Left on E. Albertoni St.
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Eligibility and Referral Information

Star View Community Services programs are available to young people ages five to 21 years old residing in Los Angeles County who have serious behavioral problems at home and/or at school. Referrals are made by the Los Angeles County Departments of Mental Health, Social Services, or Probation; schools; counselors; foster family agencies; or family members. The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health must give approval for treatment. Services are reimbursed through Short Doyle/Medi-Cal or other specialized funding..

TBS is available to young people from counties that contract with Star View for the service. Youth under the age of 21 with Medi-Cal coverage who are also receiving other mental health services are eligible for TBS. Approval for treatment must be given by the child's respective County Mental Health Department.