Balanced Wheel counseling


I began my career in the mental health field in 1995.  Now with over 15 years experience working with youth, teens, young adults, adults and families in various settings, I still find it an honor and joy to witness the personal transformation of my clients.

I provide a warm, safe, and non- judgmental space where children, teens, and adults can reflect on how they are developing and explore what changes they want to create for themselves.  I join clients in this journey of creating attainable goals that help find balance, satisfaction, and wellbeing in all areas of one’s life by employing the following therapeutic services: Individual, Families, and Groups.  The clinical orientations that I use regularly are: (but not limited to) Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential, Humanistic, Solution-Focused, Psycho Education, Play Therapy, and Integrative Therapy.

My approach is individualized, holistic, strength-based, no nonsense, pragmatic, culturally competent and client centered. My approach also involves the use of the Medicine Wheel, a sacred old Native American teaching /concept used to explain life and a means to personal empowerment.  

I specialize in treating trauma, stress, mood disorders, grief and loss, anger, survivors of abuse and neglect, domestic violence, substance abuse and recovery, conduct disorder, dual diagnosis, LGBT  issues, survivors of suicide, parenting, spirituality and difficult life transitions.  I also incorporate ceremony, ritual, and rites of passage into my work with clients of all ages.


Annette Mendoza, LMFT #41523

1211 Maricopa Highway

Suite 263, Ojai CA


To inquire more about Annette’s therapeutic services or schedule an appointment,

Please call 805-280-5129 or email me at