Counseling

“My mom and I are having problems with our relationship. I tried talking to her, but she won’t listen to anything that I say.” – 17 year old

This section is organized by geographical area, in the following order:
East L.A.IrvineLong BeachLancaster/PalmdaleLos AngelesPasadenaRiversideSan Fernando ValleySan Gabriel ValleySouth BaySouth East AreaWest L.A./Santa Monica

If things you are feeling or doing begin to interfere with your normal, everyday activities, you may need to try counseling. If you or someone close to you is experiencing one or more of the following warning signs, counseling can be helpful:

  • Sudden changes in mood or behavior
  • Depression—feeling unhappy for a long time
  • Anxiety—strong feelings of fear or nervousness
  • Losing temper over small things
  • Dropping grades

TEEN LINE in the Los Angeles area, (310-855-4673), in the San Fernando Valley area (818-432-2266) and in the Riverside area (951-826-4673) can assist you in locating the best and/or closest place for you to get counseling. You might also talk with your school counselor and see what assistance she or he can provide.

Once you contact a counseling center, you can ask whether your parents’ permission is required for you to receive services. Ask about special services for teens, fees, and appointment times. Many counseling centers adjust their fees based on your ability to pay. (This is usually called a sliding scale.)

Don’t turn away from yourself. If a friend came to you with problems, you would try to help. Be as kind to yourself as you would to a friend. Turn to counseling for assistance.

COUNSELING – East L.A.

323-644-3888Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (Los Feliz)

M- W 9am-7pm; Th-F 9am-5pm; Youth Clinic W. 5pm-7pm
Website: www.aphcv.org

Medical Center- Diagnosis, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, and cancer
Services offered in English, Asian spoken languages, and Spanish. Sliding scale or no fees. Other locators online.

866-227-1302 Enki Mental Health Services Call Center

M-F 8am-5pm
Website: www.ehrs.com

Outpatient services including individual and group therapy, case management, and psychiatric evaluation. We offer group treatment and peer support.

562-806-5400Human Services Association

M-F 8am-4:30pm
Website: www.hsala.org

Referrals. Pregnancy prevention. S.T.O.P.P. (Southeast Teen Opportunities Prevention Program). Child abuse prevention, domestic violence counseling, assistance, parenting classes.

562-692-0383The Whole Child (Whittier, California)

M,Th 8am-7pm, Tue; Wed 8-8; F 8am-5pm
Website: www.intercommunity.org

Outpatient; psychological testing; psychiatric evaluation; counseling; play, music, and art therapy; individual, family and group treatment; psycho education groups; parent education; medication evaluation & management; case management.

323-261-2523Plaza Community Services

M-F 8am-5pm
Website: www.plazacs.org

Child abuse and neglect treatment and prevention, counseling, family preservation, substance abuse, services for low income families. Bilingual.

310-208-4240Westwood Counseling Center of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M-F 9am-5pm
Individual, family and group therapy for children and adolescents. Sliding scale. Sessions also available during evenings and weekends by appointment only. Assessment services and testing.

COUNSELING – Lancaster/Palmdale

661-948-5046Antelope Valley Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

M-T 8am-7pm, W-Th 8am-8pm, F 8am-5pm, Sat 8am-4pm
Free. Individual and group therapy for teens and caregivers where there was child abuse.

661-949-1206Children’s Center of Antelope Valley

M-F 8am-6pm
Website: www.childrenscenter.av.org

Individual and group therapy for teens and caregivers where there was child abuse. Family support, parenting classes.

COUNSELING – Long Beach

562-867-1737Antelope Family Service – Bellflower

M-F 9am-8pm, F 9am-4pm, Sat. 9am-2pm
Website: www.aspiranet.org
Individual and Family Counseling;  Parenting Classes, Anger Management for Teens.

562-436-3358Family Service – Downtown Long Beach

M-Th 9am-6pm, F 1pm-8pm, Sat. 9am-2pm
Website: www.familyservicecares.org www.familyservicelongbeach.org
Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment; Parenting Classes, Individual and Group Counseling.

COUNSELING – Los Angeles

213-482-9400Amanecer Community Counseling Services

M-F 9am-5pm
Website: www.amanecerla.org

Serving Pico-Union, Central and Metro area of downtown Los Angeles.
Provides mental health care for diverse and under-served children and families suffering from mental illness or severe emotional disturbances. Assessments and therapy in schools.

310-208-4240Westwood Counseling Center of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

M-F 9am-5pm
Individual, family and group therapy for children and adolescents. Sliding scale. Sessions also available during evenings and weekends by appointment only. Assessment services and testing.

818-830-3646El Nido Family Centers

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm.
Website: www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Pre/Postnatal counseling. Teen Parenting Classes. Counseling for victims of child abuse. Various counseling programs. Gang prevention/counseling.  Call for location of center in your area (offices in South L.A., Central L.A., Compton, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Carson and Santa Monica). Some centers offer legal advice and job training.  Youth Development program in Compton.

(877) 275-0732Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

M-Th 8:30am-5pm; F 8:30am-3:30pm; make appointment first
Website: www.jfsla.org

Additional Phone: Metro Counseling & Resource Center: (310) 247- 0864 or (323) 935-5303 San Fernando Valley Counseling & Resource Center: (818) 464-3333
Counseling. Sliding scale. One-on-one counseling and psychotherapy, consultation and referral, support groups, etc.

M.A.M.A’s House

Website: www.mamahelpme.org
A private online community for victims of domestic violence. All services are free including relocation if you qualify.

310-715-2020Masada Homes

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm
Website: www.masadahomes.org

Carson Location. Substance abuse counseling, co-occurring disorder services, parenting, and domestic violence support. FSP and wraparound.

310-423-3506Psychological Trauma Center

M-F 9am-4pm
Website: www.ptcweb.org

School based mental health services and crisis intervention provided to the school environment and communities impacted by trauma/violence. Substance abuse support.

Regular:323-653-8622 Teens:323-337-1782Saban Free Clinic

M-F 7:30am-5pm for appts. Call or visit website for hours of specific services.
Website: www.thesabanfreeclinic.org

www.lateenhealth.org
Serves ages 12-23 for high-risk youth clinic, and homeless walk- ins; Provides medical and dental care, STD/HIV testing, counseling, family planning, pregnancy testing, prenatal program, social services, education and outreach to men, women and children.

323-937-1344Southern California Counseling Center

M-F 8am-9pm; Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 10am-5pm
Website: www.sccc-la.org

Individual and family counseling.

COUNSELING – Pasadena

626-564-1613Foothill Family Service

M-Th 8:30am-8pm; F 8:30am-5pm
Website: fuller.edu/fpfs

Call for El Monte and W. Covina sites. Counseling, mental health, case management. Duarte site available.

626-584-5555Fuller Psychological and Family Services

M-Th 8am-8pm; F 8am-5pm
Sliding fees. Counseling for children and groups. Parenting classes offered.

877-722-2737Pacific Clinics

M-F 9am-5pm
Website: www.pacificclinics.org

Counseling, mental health services, medication, groups, substance abuse services. Bilingual. MediCal accepted.

COUNSELING – Riverside

760-340-2336Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center (RIVERSIDE)

24 hour line
Website: www.sinatracenter.org

Outpatient therapy for children, teens, and adults who were abused as children.

951-358-4840Children’s Outpatient Treatment, RIVERSIDE County Mental Health (RIVERSIDE)

M-F 8am – 5pm
Counseling for children under 18 years old. Medical.

951-683-5193Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth, and Families

M-Th. 8am-9pm, F 8am-5pm
Website: www.wyliecenter.org

Substance abuse and family counseling, individual counseling, crisis intervention including assessments for suicide and child abuse; parenting; occupational physical therapy; speech therapy; and integration therapy.

COUNSELING – San Fernando Valley

818-761-2227Center for Individual and Family Counseling (North Hollywood)

M-Th 9am-9pm; F-Sun 9am-6pm
Website: www.cifc1.org

North Hollywood. Counseling for a variety of topics. Individual, couples, families and groups. Sliding fees. By appointment only.

818-830-3646El Nido Family Centers

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm.
Website: www.elnidofamilycenters.org

Pre/Postnatal counseling. Teen Parenting Classes, also provide counseling to victims of child abuse. Call for location of center in your area (offices in South L.A., Central L.A., Compton, San Fernando Valley, Antelope Valley, Carson and Santa Monica).

818-845-7671Family Service Agency of Burbank

M-F 9am-8pm; Sun 9am-5pm
Website: www.familyserviceagencyofburbank.org
Individual and family counseling, teen anger management. Burbank. Sliding fees.

626-395-7100Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

M-F 8:30am-5pm; Thurs 9am-7pm
Website: www.hathaway-sycamores.org

Counseling for ages 2-18yrs. Individual, family and group. Accepts MediCal, Health Family and AB3632.

877-994-3588The Help Group

Van Nuys: 818-267-2745; Culver City: 310-751-1171
Website: www.thehelpgroup.org
Regular schools in session: M-F 9am-3pm Office hours
Infoline hours: M-Th 8am-8pm; F 8am-6pm
Additional phone: (877)943-5747
Special education classes and group homes/outpatient services.

(877) 275-0732Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

M-Th 8:30am-5pm; F 8:30am-3:30pm; make appointment first
Website: www.jfsla.org

Additional Phone: Metro Counseling & Resource Center: (310) 247- 0864 or (323) 935-5303 San Fernando Valley Counseling & Resource Center: (818) 464-3333
Counseling. Sliding scale. One-on-one counseling and psychotherapy, consultation and referral, support groups, etc.

818-609-9989Personal Growth Institute

Flexible hours. Office hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Website: www.4growth.org

Psychotherapy, focus groups, services in a variety of languages (incl. Armenian, Farsi, Spanish). Call for appointment. Sliding Fees. Life coaching.

818-993-9311San Fernando Valley Child and Family Guidance Clinic

M-Th 8am-8pm; F 8am-5pm
Website: www.childguidance.org

Northridge. Sliding fees. Counseling, psychotherapy, and psychiatric services for ages 3-17. Bilingual. MediCal accepted.

800-996-1051Tarzana Treatment Centers

Website: www.tarzanatc.org
Chemical dependency treatment, counseling (individual and group), relapse prevention, drug testing, mentoring program vocational training. Check website for location near you.

818-365-8588Valley Family Center

M- F 9am-8pm
Website: www.valleyfamilycenter.org

San Fernando. Marriage, family, teen, and child therapy. Parenting classes and domestic violence programs. Sliding fees.

818-842-9446Victory Foundation

M-F 9am-5pm
Website: www.ney-way-foundation.com

Burbank. Individual and family counseling and psychotherapy for adolescents, teens and their families. Specializing in substance abuse and other impulsive/compulsive disorders as well as domestic violence programs. Services in English, and Spanish. Sliding Scale Fees.

818-708-1662We LIFT LA

M-Thur 9am-5pm
Website: www.weliftla.org

Works with youth who are transitioning out of foster care. Offer Mentoring, Academic Support, Career development, and Counseling.

COUNSELING – San Gabriel Valley

562-594-9492Interval House

M-F 9am-5pm
Website: www.intervalhouse.org

24-hour hotline: (562) 594-4555
Counseling, youth shelter, GLBT support services, leadership training, and teen dating violence prevention.

877-722-2737Pacific Clinics

M-F 9am-5pm.
Website: www.pacificclinics.org

Counseling, mental health services, groups, substance abuse services. Bilingual. MediCal accepted.

626-359-9358; 626-308-1414 (San Gabriel)Santa Anita Family Services

M-F 8am-5pm.
Website: www.santaanitafamilyservice.org

Covina Office: (626) 966-1755
Low to no-cost services. Alcohol/drugs prevention/treatment, child abuse prevention/treatment, teen parenting classes. Counseling (individual/family).

COUNSELING – South Bay

310-920-1452Center for Personal Empowerment

M-F 9am-4pm with appointment; additional hours M-F 4pm-10pm
Website: www.mhurrelltherapy.com

Group therapy/counseling/career coaching
Offices located in Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, and San Pedro

562-493-1496Family Service of Long Beach

M-Th, 9am-8pm; F 1pm-8pm; Sat. 9am-2pm
Counseling evenings and Saturdays by appointment only. Sliding fees. Bilingual.

562-595-1159Greater Long Beach Child Guidance Center

M-W 8am-8pm; Th 8am-7:30pm; F 8am-6pm.
Counseling for families, children, and teens 17 and under. Sliding fees. Bilingual. Medi-Cal accepted.

310-222-3110Harbor-UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic

M-F 8am-5pm.
Torrance. Serves people under 17. Sliding fees. No walk-ins.

562-864-3722Helpline Youth Counseling

M-Th 8am-8pm; F 8am-6:30pm
Website: www.hycinc.org

Additional Phone: Community Helpline Hotline – (874) 541-2525
Serves Long Beach, Norwalk, Whittier, sourrounding areas. Medical Counseling Sliding fees. Bilingual. Branches also in Whittier and Norwalk.

562-427-7916Jewish Family and Children’s Service

Ofice Hours: M-Th 8:30am-7:30pm; F 8:30am-4:30pm
Website: www.jfcslongbeach.org

Long Beach. Outpatient counseling services for children, teens, families, and couples. Sliding fees. We also take insurance and Healthy Families insurance.

562-402-4132Sahara (South Asian Helpline & Referral Agency)

24 Hour hotline
Website: www.sahara-socal.org

24 hr Toll-Free Helpline: (888) 724-2722
Provide mental health counseling, support groups, and referrals for South Asian residents. Referrals for domestic violence victims.

COUNSELING – South East Area

562-864-3722Helpline Youth Counseling

M-Th 8am-8pm; F 8am-6:30pm
Website: www.hyinc.og

Additional Phone:  Community Helpline Hotline – (874) 541-2525
Long Beach. Sliding fees. Bilingual. Branches also in Whittier and Norwalk.

COUNSELING – West L.A./Santa Monica

310-670-1410Airport Marina Counseling Service

M-Th 9am-9pm; F 9am-3pm
Website: www.airportmarina.org

At Boys and Girls Club of Venice (310) 390-4477 ext.224, and at Westchester High School (310) 348-9967, Westchester. Counseling for children and teens, including court mandated service, individual and family therapy. Sliding fees. By appointment; first session is $30.

310-574-2813Antioch University International Counseling Center

M-Thur 8am-8pm; F 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-4pm
Website: www.antiochla.edu/aucc

Psychotherapy in many languages, including English, Farsi, Hebrew, Russian, and French.

310-208-4240California Graduate Institute Counseling Center

M-F 9am-4:30pm
(949)737-5460 for Irvine (Satellite Campus)
Individual, family and group therapy for children and adolescents. Sliding scale. Sessions also available during evenings and weekends by appointment only.

310-392-5855Daniel’s Place

T-F 8:30am-7pm; Sat 12pm-5pm
Website: www.danielsplace.org

Free mental health services, including information and education about mental illness and treatment, support groups, individual therapy and case management services for uninsured young adults ages 18-28.

310-390-8896Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center

M-F 8:30am-5pm
Website: www.didihirsch.org

Culver City. Sliding fees. MediCal accepted. Bilingual.

310-966-6500Edelman Mental Health Center

M,F 8am-6:30pm; T,Th 8am-7pm
Website: dmh.lacounty.gov

Individual, group, and family therapy. Crisis services, medications. Children’s Dept. assessments.

310-677-7808Inglewood/Hawthorne Systems of Care

Call for appointment.
Services for at-risk youth 3-18 yrs. Must have open case with two of the following: DCFS, DMH, Probation, and Special Education.

310-271-9999Maple Counseling Center

M-Th 8am-9pm; F 8am-5pm; Sat 9am-1pm
Website: www.TMCC.org

Low cost programs; Child/adolescent therapy x807; Family couples Therapy x806; Individual counseling x802; Trauma counseling x228; Beverly Hills Tutoring Program x228. Sliding fees.

310-258-9677Open Paths Counseling Center

M-F 8am-9pm
Website: www.openpaths.org

Individuals, couples, families. Counseling for at-risk youths, parenting and domestic violence. Sliding fees. Bilingual.

310-423-3504Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai

M-F 8:30am-8:30pm
Website: www.csmc.edu

Sliding fees.

310-390-0551 or 310-846-4100Westside Children’s Center

M-F 7:30am-5:30pm
Website: www.westsidechildrens.org

Free family support services to those with children under the age of five. Bilingual.