How Do I Get Help?

Get Counseling For

Call us to get started: 323.937.1344
Free initial interview for couples, family, and children



Weekly, one-on-one sessions that help you tackle issues by building on your strengths.



Resolve conflicts and create a healthier, more resilient relationship.


Families and Children

Get help working through difficult challenges together. One-on-one sessions for children ages 3-18.

We Offer Group Sessions For


Best Practice Parenting

Best Practice Parenting is 10-week class that supports parents in identifying their strengths and values to become the best parents they can be.

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The Abuse Prevention Program (TAPP)

Since 1986, TAPP has been addressing anger and/or violence in relationships at the Southern California Counseling Center.  The purpose of the program is to help men and women adopt a system of beliefs and values that embraces equality and mutuality within an intimate relationship.  The goal of TAPP is to prepare couples for couples counseling through self-awareness, self-care, and communication tools.

Men’s and Women’s Groups are offered weekly for 2 hours for both court mandated and self-referred clients.  Fees are based on a sliding scale.

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Personal Relationship & Support Group

WHO: A group for individuals looking for support, self-discovery, empowerment, personal growth, and tools to build healthy relationships.

WHEN: Thursdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm. This is an ongoing group.

WHERE: Meetings are hosted via teleconference.

COST: $5 per meeting

For more information, email [email protected]. A brief intake is required before your first group attendance.

**Note: This group is facilitated by pre-licensed therapists. Their supervisors’ contact information is available upon request.

Ageism and the Creative Professional Group

WHO: A therapy & support group for creative professionals experiencing ageism, burnout, and a loss of identity.

WHEN: Tuesdays, 6pm – 7:30pm.  This is an ongoing group.

WHERE: Meetings are hosted via teleconference.

COST: $5 per meeting.

For more information, email [email protected] A brief intake is required before your first group attendance.

**Note: This group is facilitated by pre-licensed therapists. Their supervisors’ contact information is available upon request.

Specialty Services


Trauma and Resilence

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment and resiliency skills for trauma survivors and those impacted by Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD).


Psychiatric Care

We provide limited Psychiatric services, one day a week, to current clients who need medical intervention to improve their mental health.

Where We Work



 Visit The Center right in the heart of Los Angeles.


School-Based Counseling

Free, on-campus counseling for children and their families at six area LAUSD K-12 campuses.




Partnering with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), we provide affordable counseling to families and individuals in South LA.

Karsh Center



In collaboration with the Karsh Family Social Service Center in Koreatown, we offer affordable counseling services to the community.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a way to address emotional, psychological or relationship concerns you or your family may be having. Generally, counselors meet with clients once a week for 50 minutes to work toward resolving difficulties and achieving goals that clients and counselors have developed together. Individuals may be seen alone or with significant others in couples or family counseling.

How Do I Become a Client?

Individuals may request an intake session via our website.  Intakes are processed on a first-come, first-served basis according to availability.  The more availability you enter, the sooner your intake will be scheduled.   A $20 intake fee will be charged for your intake.  Your ongoing session fee will be set during your intake.   If you are seeking counseling for couples, families and/or children, all participants must be present at the initial intake.  The intake is free; your ongoing session fee will be set during your intake.

How Much Does Counseling Cost?

Counseling services are provided on a sliding scale basis, which means that we will ask you about your household income and financial resources or that of your family and establish a fee according to a set schedule of fees that seeks to make counseling affordable for most people.

Do You Accept Medi-Cal or Insurance?

No, SCCC does not accept insurance or government funding. However, our fees are set according to a sliding scale so they can be affordable.

Where Are You Located?

Our address is 5615 West Pico Blvd., five blocks east of Fairfax in the mid-city area of Los Angeles.

How Long Do I Have To Wait To Be Assigned A Counselor?

That can vary, depending on how long our waiting list is. You will receive more specific information at your intake session.

How Long Will I Be In Counseling?

You and your counselor will work together to determine how long your counseling will last. Some concerns can be resolved in a short period of time; others can take longer. There is no limit to the number of sessions you may receive.

Do You Have Counselors Available In The Evenings and Weekends?


Will I Be Seen By A Licensed Counselor?

All of our counselors work under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals. The majority of our counselors are students/associates who are in training to become licensed therapists. Some of our counselors are paraprofessionals, which means they have not attended a graduate degree program in mental health. However, they receive the same type of supervision and training as those working toward licensure. All counselors are carefully selected and conscientiously trained to work with a range of psychological, emotional and relationship concerns.

The Court Has Ordered Me To Receive Counseling. Will You Provide Reports To My Social Worker or Probation Officer?

You are welcome to receive counseling with us. Before we can release any information about the services you receive, you will be asked to provide your written consent to release information. With your consent, we can provide progress letters and records of attendance. We do not provide written evaluation, psychological assessment or psychiatric diagnosis. We are happy to provide you with referrals to meet these needs.

If you have other questions, please call SCCC at 323.937.1344.