Scott Barrella, MSW

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Scott Barrella, MSW is a Counselor in Simi Valley, CA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from California Lutheran University medical school in 1995. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Adventist Health Simi Valley and Los Robles Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Scott Barrella, MSW

Ventura County Behavioral Hlth

1633 Erringer Rd Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Accepting new patients

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"Mr. Barrella is an interactive, Solution Focused Therapist who utilizes both Cognitive-Behavioral and Family System approaches. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients ef..."

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Scott Barrella's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse

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(805) 390-6384

Scott Barrella accepts the following insurance:

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Scott Barrella's Reviews

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4.8

Based on 16 ratings

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This program is an excellent tool to learn and improve your partnership and parenting skills. Scott Barrella is not only is an amazing instructor but also an excellent coach who mentors his students in good faith. He helps his students overcome and learn from their past poor choices, showing them a path to turn their lives around and succeed. Scott is always available, responsive, and supportive to help his students with any questions of his own volition. This program has helped me tremendously to get through my situation and it has become part of my routine life!
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Nick. N – Nov 07, 2021
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The classes at cornerstone counseling center changed my life! I was going down a path of destruction, and I didn't have the tools necessary to make a change. The custom workbook provided many practical and relatable examples of real-life situations that help me to this day. I have not only regained my life, but I am thriving. I have gained invaluable co-parenting, anger management, and all-around life skills thanks to Scott at Cornerstone Counseling Center. Highly recommend especially if you find yourself losing control of your emotions more than you'd like.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Javier Macias – Jul 01, 2021
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Scott runs an amazing program that is perfect for struggling clients! When you think of dealing with stressors alone it can be daunting but he will show you the way forward! Especially during the Pandemic, I needed coping tools for me and my kids and Scott proved to be an effective and kind therapist! There’s no attitude, no egos, worries.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ben Carrington – Dec 13, 2020
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Scott runs a program that is life changing. When you think of an anger management class, you’d probably think there would be a bunch of angry men in an very uncomfortable room. The exact opposite! There’s no attitude, no egos, no tough guys. Like I said, exact opposite. After a short time it seems like everyone eventually drops their guard and really opens up. We talk, support each other, and give advice to one another. Even though it’s court ordered for me to be there, I look forward to seeing Scott and meeting up with these guys each anever week.
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Amir Rahnavardi – Feb 18, 2020
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Scott is world class! He is a total pro and very kind and understanding. He is here to help and is very compassionate with kids and adults alike.
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Apr 26, 2019
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Scott Barella has been a wonderful and informed asset to me while i navigate a rather contentious divorce. His insight to human interactions and personality traits that appear during such a situation as mine has been very helpful to me getting through my situation. I cannot thank him enough for all he has done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tom S. in CA – Oct 10, 2018
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Great person and doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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westlake village – Mar 11, 2017
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Excellent person and therapist! Scott takes his time and really relates to me and my personal issues. As a result of my counseling with Scott, I have improved my coworker relationships, recently received a promotion and found a new spiritual path. I am really managing to improve my overall communication skills and the results show!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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John C in Moorpark, CA – Nov 27, 2016
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The Cornerstone Counseling Center is a great place to get education and counseling. All professionals who really take time to listen. Scott and staff where very dedicated to getting me the counseling I needed to move forward.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Christine M in Ventura, CA – Sep 22, 2016
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Dr. Barrella was a huge help to me and my kids. I have seen other therapists in the past but was not getting much out of those sessions. He has wonderful feedback, insight and was especially knowledgeable and approachable. Scott also answers the same day when I leave him messages. I have only great things to say about his services. Co-parenting and challenges with children are his specialty areas. Great therapist!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Tammy R in Simi Valley, CA – Sep 22, 2016
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Scott is a top professional with wonderful easy tone and professional approach. He knows his stuff!! He is always able to answer immediate questions and has great insight. He cares about the patients and also has a great referral base. He is court-approved for tougher family law cases as mine was. My kids and I are better because of his assistance.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Tom J in Thousand Oaks, CA – Sep 22, 2016
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Horrible, Horrible HORRIBLE!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Agoura Hills, CA – Aug 19, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Mr. Barrella is an interactive, Solution Focused Therapist who utilizes both Cognitive-Behavioral and Family System approaches. His therapeutic approach...Read more

Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Group Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Medical Psychology
  • Men's Health Psychology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Relationship Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Women's Counseling
  • Women's Health Psychology
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Education

1995
California Lutheran University
Medical School
1991
CSUN
Medical School
1991
CSUN
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Scott Barrella, MSW accepting new patients?

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What are Scott Barrella, MSW's top areas of care?

Scott Barrella frequently treats Adolescent Counseling, Anxiety, and Autism. See all procedures and conditions Scott Barrella treats.

Where is Scott Barrella, MSW's office located?

Scott Barrella's office is located at 1633 Erringer Rd, Simi Valley, CA 93065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Scott Barrella, MSW offer telehealth services?

Scott Barrella has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Ventura County Behavioral Hlth

Cornerstone Counseling1633 Erringer Rd Simi Valley, CA 93065
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Practice

Cornerstone Counseling Thousand Oaks Location1 Church Rd # 1 Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
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Cornerstone Counseling Center Ventura4587 Telephone Rd Ste 210 Ventura, CA 93003
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Affiliated Hospitals

Scott Barrella is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Adventist Health Simi Valley

Simi Valley, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Ventura County Medical Center

Ventura, CA

69% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% lower than the national average