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The Mindful Space

Welcome to The Mindful Space!

 

WELCOME to the new mental health center at Barstow Community College called The Mindful Space. This is a place where students can now receive mental health services from a mental health counselor, Dr. Christa Banton, who is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and are provided free to students.   

Services that are provided through The Mindful Space include:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Coaching
  • Group therapy
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Consultations
  • Referrals to additional services in the community
  • Disciplinary Intervention

Services are voluntary and referrals can be made by students, staff, or faculty through the following email themindfulspace@barstow.edu

All are welcome at The Mindful Space, a space to heal, recover, and to find support and guidance for the everyday situations and difficulties we face. Remember a single step forward makes a change in your life.

We are here for you at The Mindful Space.   

If you are in a crisis during the weekday from 8:00am - 5:00pm, please contact Dr. Banton at Cbanton@barstow.edu or 760-252-6875. If the crisis occurs after hours call 911 or go to your nearest hospital.  

Meet Dr. Christa Banton

Dr. Banton began her career working as a social worker for the Department of Public Health-HIV Program where she worked with individuals impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. From there, she transitioned to the University of California San Diego, Department of Psychiatry working with the individuals who were newly released from incarceration returning to the San Bernardino County area. She went on to work for Children and Family Services as a Social Service Practitioner and then finally as a Supervising Social Services Practitioner for thirteen years. She has worked in direct services as well as in new program design, training, program implement and monitoring, and supervision.

Dr. Banton is a licensed marriage and family therapist and was in private practice. Her mental health specialties include education, motivation, relationship and trauma focused practice. In addition, she teaches at several schools in the local area on topics that include trauma, child abuse/neglect, mandated reporting, psychology and human services.