The transition into parenthood, while joyful, is often not easy. In fact, having a baby may be the biggest transition you will ever go through. For both adoptive and biological parents, it is physically challenging and often emotionally overwhelming.  Parents are bleary-eyed and stretched to capacity. The world has endless expectations and opinions about how it all should go.

Postpartum depression, anxiety or other mood disturbances can seriously undermine these first precious months, and longer, of your family life.  If something doesn’t seem right, trust yourself.  If you are worried about the way you are feeling, call us.

The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center provides low-fee therapy to anyone who has a child below the age of five years. Our intent is to provide a safe and confidential place where you are listened to, taken seriously and helped to feel better.

Parenting is the hardest work in the world. You deserve to be supported. We are not meant to do this alone.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

Call us at 805.646.7559, ext. 2  If you are not certain what kind of help you need or even whether you want to make an appointment or not, that’s okay. We want to hear from you and together we can decide what will best support you.

Professional Therapy at 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 $35.00 – $75.00 per session. No one is turned away for lack of funds.


Who Are the Therapists?

Ph.D. and Master’s level students in clinical psychology provide therapy to our families. NTNC is a Ph.D. clinical training site for graduate students especially interested in early attachment, postpartum wellness and family well-being. Our interns are carefully chosen and closely supervised and stay at Nan Tolbert for one to two years.


In-Home or In-Office:

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

What Kinds of Therapy Do We Offer?

Individual therapy
Couples therapy
Parent-infant/child attachment support
Family therapy
Group therapy