How Do I Get Help?

Get Counseling For

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

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Individuals

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

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Couples

Resolve conflicts and create a healthier, more resilient relationship.

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Families and Children

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

What Does It Cost?

Our fees for a counseling session slide on a scale between $16 and $91. To determine your fee, we look at your household income, financial resources and circumstances. Everyone pays something, but we work hard to make sure everyone can afford the care they need for as long as they need.

learn about how it works

Getting help starts with an intake session for individual therapy or a brief initial interview for family therapy. There’s no need to make an appointment. Just stop by during our intake hours. We’ll do an initial assessment and get you on our waiting list.There is a $20 intake fee for individuals. There is no fee for the initial interview for couples, families and children. Intake sessions and initial interviews are first come, first served.

Does your child have a custody agreement in place?
If so, please bring a copy of the agreement to your intake session.

Is your counseling court-mandated?
If you’ve been ordered to attend counseling by a court or other mandating body, please bring your court other and all other documents to your intake session.

We Offer Group Sessions For

Best Practice Parenting

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

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Teen Violence Prevention

Discover ways of dealing with difficult situations without resorting to violence. Court mandated and self-referred participants welcome.

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LGBTQI Youth

A supportive non-judgmental place for teens to be themselves.

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Community Mindfulness and Compassion

A free drop-in group to reduce stress, re-center, and increase well-being.

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The Abuse Prevention Program (TAPP)

TAPP is a court-approved 52-week batterers and survivors treatment program. Court mandated and self-referred participants welcome.

Rage Resolution

Get support in becoming the non-violent person you hope to be. Court mandated and self-referred participants welcome.

Personal & Relationship Support

An open group perfect for individuals looking for support, self-discovery, empowerment, personal growth, and tools to build healthy relationships.

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Women in Transition

A safe and supportive place for adult women to explore issues related to life transitions.

Specialty Services

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Trauma and Resilence

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

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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

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Mid-City

 Visit The Center right in the heart of Los Angeles.

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School-Based Counseling

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

WLCAC

 

Watts

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

Karsh Center

 

Koreatown

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

Calendar

Mon 29

Interview for Couples, Families, and Children

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5615 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA
Mon 29

Stress Reduction & Coping Skills Drop-In Group

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5615 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA
Mon 29

Intake for Individuals

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5615 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA
Mon 29

Teen LGBTQIA+ Drop-In Group

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5615 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA
Wed 31

Best Practice Parenting

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5615 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA
Fri 02

Teen Violence Prevention Group

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5615 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles CA

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 come to our intake hours on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday – Thursday 6 to 8 PM, and Saturday 12 – 2 PM;  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, walk-in hours are Sunday – Monday 1 – 3 PM, and Friday 6 – 8 PM.  All participants must be present at the initial interview.  The interview is free; your ongoing session fee will be set during your interview.

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 from one week to two months, 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?

Yes.

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/interns 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.