For over 60 years, Mentis: Napa’s Center for Mental Health Services (formerly Family Service of Napa Valley) has been dedicated to the emotional health and wellness of our community through accessible and affordable mental health services. We are the only agency in Napa County that provides professional counseling to individuals, couples, and families of all ages, in both English and Spanish, as well as supportive housing for adults living with mental illness. Our programs serve over 700 people each year, spanning the age, ethnicity, geographical location, and economic status of the local population.
Mentis is the oldest nonprofit in Napa County, and after 65 years of providing mental health services to people of every age, stage and income level, we are reinventing ourselves. Formerly known as Family Service of Napa Valley, the re-brand is a result of an 18-month-long process involving the staff, board of directors, and partners to clearly and succinctly communicate their impact throughout the county. Our hope is to crystallize our role as the mental health champion for all of Napa, and we realized the name “Family Service” no longer serves as a powerful signal of our hard work and efforts. Family Service agencies were created post-World War II to specifically serve veterans and their families. The sense was that the current name did not reflect the promise and personality of Family Service – especially as an agency that serves all Napa residents, regardless of age or income. We have brought all of their Napa-based clinicians under one roof in our new space, streamlined operational efficiency and created a welcoming space for clients. Upvalley clinicians will remain in offices at Up Valley Family Resource Center, Calistoga Schools and Ole Health. Even with the new name, the mission remains the same — to do the best job possible equipping Napa County residents with the necessary tools to live emotionally healthy, stable lives.