Counseling

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.

LISTINGS

PHONE

1736 Family Crisis Center – Dating Violence Hotline and Shelter

http://1736familycrisiscenter.org/
Individual, group, family counseling & case management for victims of domestic violence and runaways ages 10-17, two week stay, substance abuse awareness, 12-step program, schooling, job search and placement. Outpatient facility with 6 beds. Parent consent required.
310-379-3620

Airport Marina Counseling Service

http://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. 
310-670-1410

Amanecer Community Counseling Services

http://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. 
213-482-9400

Antelope Family Service – Bellflower

http://aspiranet.org
Individual and Family Counseling;  Parenting Classes, Anger Management for Teens. 
562-867-1737

Antelope Valley Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency


Individual, group and family counseling; drug and alcohol treatment, prevention and intervention. Sliding scale, low cost and free for those who qualify.
661-948-5046

Antioch University International Counseling Center

http://antiochla.edu/aucc
Psychotherapy in many languages, including English, Farsi, Hebrew, Russian, and French. 
310-574-2813

Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (Los Feliz)

http://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. 
323-644-3888

Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center (RIVERSIDE)

http://barbarasinatrachildrenscenter.org/
Outpatient therapy for children, teens, and adults who were abused as children. 
760-340-2336

CA Family Planning Information (Family PACT)

http://familypact.org/
Confidential reproductive care services including emergency, short, long and permanent contraception; birth control; STD/HIV testing; cancer screening; family planning and counseling.
800-942-1054

California Graduate Institute Counseling Center


(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. 
310-208-4240

Carolyn E. Wylie Center for Children, Youth, and Families

http://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.
(951) 683-5193

Center for Individual and Family Counseling (North Hollywood)

http://cifc1.org/
North Hollywood. Counseling for a variety of topics. Individual, couples, families and groups. Sliding fees. By appointment only. 
818-761-2227

Center for Personal Empowerment

http://mhurrelltherapy.com/
Group therapy/counseling/career coaching Offices located in Hermosa Beach, Huntington Beach, and San Pedro.
310-920-1452

Child and Family Guidance Center in North Hills

http://childguidance.org/
Extensive services, counseling and treatment provided where child abuse, sexual abuse, neglect or domestic violence has occurred or there is risk of occurring. Serves San Fernando Valley.Spanish spoken. Accepts MediCal and health insurance. 
818-993-9311

Children’s Center of Antelope Valley

http://childrenscenter.av.org/
Individual and group therapy for teens and caregivers where there was child abuse. Family support, parenting classes. 
661-949-1206

Children’s Outpatient Treatment, Riverside County Mental Health


Counseling for children under 18 years old. Medical. 
951-358-4840

Daniel’s Place

http://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. 
310-392-5855

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center

http://didihirsch.org/
Culver City. Sliding fees. MediCal accepted. Bilingual. 
310-390-8896

East Los Angeles Women’s Center

http://elawc.org/
Serves women ages 13 and over, crisis intervention for sexual assault and domestic violence victims. HIV/AIDS services. Community outreach and prevention programs. No Fees. Peer counseling. Support group on domestic violence – Tuesday mornings only.
800-585-6231

Edelman Mental Health Center

http://dmh.lacounty.gov/
Individual, group, and family therapy. Crisis services, medications. Children’s Dept. assessments.
310-966-6500

El Nido Family Centers

http://elnidofamilycenters.org/
Comprehensive case management for pregnant/parenting teens. Teen Parenting Classes. Teen Parent & Infant Development Program. Early Head Start program for children ages 0-3.   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).
818-830-3646

Enki Mental Health Services Call Center

http://ehrs.com/
Outpatient services including individual and group therapy, case management, and psychiatric evaluation. We offer group treatment and peer support.
866-227-1302

Family Service Agency of Burbank

http://familyserviceagencyofburbank.org/
Individual and family counseling, teen anger management. Burbank. Sliding fees. 
818-845-7671

Family Service – Downtown Long Beach

http://familyservicelongbeach.org
Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment; Parenting Classes, Individual and Group Counseling.
562-436-3358

Foothill Family Service


Call for El Monte and W. Covina sites. Counseling, mental health, case management. Duarte site available. 
626-564-1613

Fuller Psychological and Family Services


Sliding fees. Counseling for children and groups. Parenting classes offered. 
626-584-5555

Greater Long Beach Child Guidance Center


Counseling for families, children, and teens 17 and under. Sliding fees. Bilingual. Medi-Cal accepted. 
562-595-1159

Harbor-UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic


Torrance. Serves people under 17. Sliding fees. No walk-ins.
310-222-3110

Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

http://hathaway-sycamores.org/
Counseling for ages 2-18yrs. Individual, family and group. Accepts MediCal, Health Family and AB3632. 
626-395-7100

Helpline Youth Counseling (South Bay)

http://hycinc.org
Serves Long Beach, Norwalk, Whittier, sourrounding areas. Medical Counseling Sliding fees. Bilingual. Branches also in Whittier and Norwalk.
562-864-3722

House of Ruth

http://houseofruthinc.org/
24-hour Crisis Hotline (collect calls accepted): 877-988-5559 Information provided on shelters, crisis intervention, referral and other support services. Short-term safe shelter includes food, clothes, etc. Individual and group counseling, teen support groups and community outreach. No fees.
909-623-4364

Human Services Association

http://hsala.org/
Referrals. Pregnancy prevention. S.T.O.P.P. (Southeast Teen Opportunities Prevention Program). Child abuse prevention, domestic violence counseling, assistance, parenting classes. 
562-806-5400

Inglewood / 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. 
310-677-7808

Interval House

http://intervalhouse.org/
Group and individual counseling, youth shelter, GLBT support services, leadership training, and teen dating violence prevention.
562-594-9492

Jewish Family and Children’s Service

http://jfcslongbeach.org/
Long Beach. Outpatient counseling services for children, teens, families, and couples. Sliding fees. We also take insurance and Healthy Families insurance. 
562-427-7916

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

http://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.
877-275-0732

LA Youth Supportive Services

http://la-youth.org/
Additional phone (LA-area only): 818-985-0100 Phone counseling, referrals, education, and recovery support (no street outreach).
877-465-2977

Los Angeles Rape and Battery Hotline

http://rainn.org/
Telephone counseling, victim advocation, referrals. 
202-544-3064

M.A.M.A’s House

http://mamahelpme.org/
A private online community for victims of domestic violence. All services are free including relocation if you qualify. 
877-364-3578

Maple Counseling Center

http://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. 
310-271-9999

Masada Homes

http://masadahomes.org/
Substance abuse counseling, co-occurring disorder services, parenting, and domestic violence support. FSP and wraparound.
310-715-2020

Open Paths Counseling Center

http://openpaths.org/
Individuals, couples, families. Counseling for at-risk youths, parenting and domestic violence. Sliding fees. Bilingual. 
310-258-9677

Pacific Clinics

http://pacificclinics.org/
Counseling, mental health services, medication, groups, substance abuse services. Bilingual. MediCal accepted. 
877-722-2737

Personal Growth Institute

http://4growth.org/
Psychotherapy, focus groups, services in a variety of languages (incl. Armenian, Farsi, Spanish). Call for appointment. Sliding Fees. Life coaching.
818-609-9989
951-222-3160

Plaza Community Services

http://plazacc.org/
Child abuse and neglect treatment and prevention, counseling, family preservation, substance abuse, services for low income families. Bilingual. 
323-261-2523

Pregnancy Help Center and Helpline

http://phctorrance.org/
Family planning, counseling, and referrals; services re STDs and AIDS. 
310-320-8976

Project Sister

http://projectsister.org/
Additional Hotline: (909) 626-4155 Sexual assault and incest survivor crisis services. Provides information about medical attention, reporting the assault, advocacy, personal counseling, self defense, support groups and teen/young adult education on prevention. 
909-626-4357

Psychological Trauma Center

http://ptcweb.org
School based mental health services and crisis intervention provided to the school environment and communities impacted by trauma/violence. Substance abuse support. - See more at: http://teenlineonline.org/youth-yellow-pages/counseling/#sthash.uIvRI1Jl.dpuf
310-423-3506

Saban Free Clinic

http://thesabanfreeclinic.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.
323-653-8622

Sahara (South Asian Helpline & Referral Agency)

http://sahara-socal.org/
Provide mental health counseling, support groups, and referrals for South Asian residents. Referrals for domestic violence victims. 
562-402-4132

San Fernando Valley Child and Family Guidance Clinic

http://childguidance.org/

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

818-993-9311

Santa Anita Family Services

http://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). 
626-359-9358
323-937-1344

Suicide Prevention Center

http://didihirsch.org/
Hotline phone (24 hours): 1-877-727-4747 - Hotline, information, referrals, suicide prevention counseling.
877-727-4747

Tarzana Treatment Centers

http://tarzanatc.org/
Chemical dependency treatment, counseling (individual and group), relapse prevention, drug testing, mentoring program vocational training. Check website for location near you.
800-996-1051

The Help Group

http://thehelpgroup.org
Van Nuys: 818-267-2745; Culver City: 310-751-1171 Infoline hours: M-Th 8am-8pm; F 8am-6pm Additional phone: (877)943-5747 Special education classes and group homes/outpatient services. - See more at: http://teenlineonline.org/youth-yellow-pages/counseling/#sthash.32sc5wm2.dpuf
877-994-3588

The Whole Child – Whittier

http://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. 
562-692-0383

Valley Family Center

http://valleyfamilycenter.org/
San Fernando. Marriage, family, teen, and child therapy. Parenting classes and domestic violence programs. Sliding fees. 
818-365-8588

Valley Trauma Center

http://csun.edu/vtc
For sexual assault victims in San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley. Will accompany to hospitals, police, or court. Counseling available to victim, significant others, and family of rape and domestic abuse. 
818-886-0453

Victory Foundation

http://victoryfoundation.com
Alcohol/Drug Screening; Interventions; Individual and family substance abuse counseling and outpatient services for ages 12- Adults; On-Site Drug Testing; Domestic Violence Counseling; Relapse Prevention Education and Outreaches. Services in English and Spanish. Sliding fees. 
818-842-9446

We Lift LA

http://weliftla.org/
Provides help to youth who are transitioning out of foster care. Offers academic support, career development, and counseling.
818-708-1662

Westside Children’s Center

http://westsidechildren.org/
Free family support services to those with children under the age of five. Bilingual. -
310-390-0551

Westwood Counseling Center of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology


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.
310-208-4240

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