Training and supervision for our next generation of mental health professionals


CAUSE, a non-profit organization, was formed to provide comprehensive training and supervision to our next generation of mental health professionals. Partnering with other organizations and local universities, CAUSE provides supervised professional experience to practicum students and mental health associates serving children, adolescents, and their families.

Mental Health Training Program

The Mental Health Training Program began in 2011 and has helped support hundreds of mental health professionals achieve licensure. The training year runs from August 1 - July 31 in accordance with the school calendar as the majority of our clients are school-based.

With successful completion of their first year, trainees can be eligible for additional training opportunities. All supervised professional experience is provided through CAUSE at no cost to the supervisee.

We emphasize the use of evidence-based treatments to address the mental health needs of our clients. This includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Care, and other Acceptance and Mindfulness-based interventions.


Trainees and associates will build competencies in interpersonal skills, clinical intervention, consultation skills/interdisciplinary collaboration, diversity and cultural awareness, laws and ethics, and professional development.

Service Locations

We provide supervised professional experience in homes, schools and offices. The specific office locations are listed below:


4880 Market Street
Ventura, CA 93003

Santa Barbara

5385 Hollister Avenue
Bldg. 11
Goleta, CA 93111

Thousand Oaks

501 Marin Street
Suite 225
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


969 Colorado Blvd
Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90041

West Los Angeles

8616 La Tijera Blvd.
Suite 408
Los Angeles CA 90045

San Fernando Valley

13400 Riverside Drive
Suite 209
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Orange County

1835 W. Orangewood Street
Suite 323
Orange, CA 92868

Clinical Faculty

Oversight of our CAUSE Mental Health Training program is carried out by our core clinical faculty:

Keegan Tangeman, Psy.D.

Director of Clinical Training

Michelle Harvey, LMFT

Senior Regional Clinical Manager

Anita Fozoonmehr, LMFT

Mental Health Clinic Lead

Christine Garrison, LMFT

Mental Health Clinic Lead


Contact Us

For more information contact Dr. Keegan Tangeman: