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


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), 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.


1736 Family Crisis Center – Dating Violence Hotline and Shelter

Additional hotlines: (310)-370-5902, (310)-379-3620, (562)-388-7652. 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.

2116 Arlington Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90018



Airport Marina Counseling Service

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. 

7891 La Tijera Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045

M-Th 9am-9pm & F 9am-3pm


Amanecer Community Counseling Services

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. 

1200 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90017

M-F 9am-5pm



Antioch University International Counseling Center

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

400 Corporate Pointe,
Culver City, CA 90230

M-Thur 8am-8pm & F 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-4pm


Asian Pacific Health Care Venture (Los Feliz)

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. 

4216 Fountain Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90029

M- TH 9am-5pm



Outpatient chemical dependency treatment; parenting classes, individual and group counseling.

M-F 8am-5pm


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

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

39000 Bob Hope Dr,
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270



Non-profit community mental health agency for teens and youth (ages 13 – 21). Services include individual therapy, family therapy, medication support, and case management. Accepts Medi-cal and have immediate openings for new clients.

6267 Variel Ave. #Suite B,
Los Angeles, CA 91367



CA Family Planning Information (Family PACT)

Confidential reproductive care services including emergency, short, long and permanent contraception; birth control; STD/HIV testing; cancer screening; family planning and counseling.

Sacramento, CA


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. 


M-F 9am-4:30pm


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

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.

4164 Brockton Ave,
Riverside, CA 92501

M-Th 8am-9pm & F 8am-5pm

(951) 683-5193

Center for Individual and Family Counseling (North Hollywood)

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

5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 91607

M-Th 9am-9pm & F-Sun 9am-6pm


Center for Personal Empowerment

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

2200 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

M-F 9am-4pm with apptm & M-F 4pm-10pm


Child and Family Guidance Center in North Hills

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. 

9650 Zelzah Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 91325

M-Th 8:30am-8pm & F 8:30am-5:30pm



Children’s Center of Antelope Valley

The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley takes a comprehensive approach to child abuse prevention and treatment. Services include individual and group therapy, child abuse treatment, family support and parenting classes.


45111 Fern Ave,
Lancaster, CA 93534

M-F 8am-6pm


Children’s Outpatient Treatment, Riverside County Mental Health

Counseling for children under 18 years old. Medical. 

Riverside, CA

M-F 8am-5pm


COLORS LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center

Colors is a safe, warm, and welcoming space that provides free LGBTQ-affirmative counseling and healing psychotherapeutic services to youth under 25 and their families in the greater Los Angeles area.

400 Corporate Pointe,
Culver City, CA 90230


Community Helpline

Toll-free peer-to-peer listening and referral telephone service operated by volunteers. Confidential crisis intervention.


Business Phone: 310-793-1415

Daniel’s Place

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. 

1619 Santa Monica Blvd,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

M-F 9:30am-6:00pm & Sat 12pm-5pm


Destinations to Recovery

A Dual Diagnosis and Primary Mental Health treatment center (with residential and part time programs) serving teens ages 13-17 affected by substance abuse and/or mental health disorders. We provide a holistic approach to treatment and our process includes individual, group, and family therapy alongside experiential therapies such as art, music, yoga, body movement and mindfulness exercises.

21051 Warner Center Lane, Suite 220,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

M-Sun 24 hrs



Didi Hirsch Mental Health Mar Vista

Offers mental health and substance abuse services for children and their families on site, in the home, and in schools. Specialized programs focus on the prevention and treatment of child abuse and on reunification counseling for children who have been found after abduction. Services include individual counseling, family counseling, alcohol and other drug (AOD) education and family education groups.

12420 Venice Blvd. #Suite 200,
Los Angeles, CA 90066

M-F 8:30-5:00pm


Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Toll Free: 888-807-7250
24 Hour Suicide Prevention Hotline: 877-727-4747

Individual/Group/Family Counseling; Crisis and Substance Abuse Counseling. Centers in L.A., Mar Vista, Inglewood, Culver City.

4760 Sepulveda Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90230

M-F 8:30am-5pm


Didi Hirsch Mental Health- Inglewood / Hawthorne

Call for appointment. Ext. 214 Services for at-risk youth 3-18 yrs. Group therapy, psychiatry, counseling, substance abuse classes. 

Inglewood, CA


Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

Founded in 1958, Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center is the nation’s first and a model for suicide prevention centers across the globe. Their center helped over 100,000 people last year, saving lives throughout the nation and world. No other center offers such a comprehensive array of crisis services, therapy, support and training to such a large number of people.  They also participate in leading edge research that is transforming the field and saving lives.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call 800-273-8255.


East Bay Agency for Children’s Circle of Care

East Bay Agency for Children provides counseling and support services to children and their families where a parent, caregiver or family member has died or is living with a life threatening illness. Called “Circle of Care”, the program offers simultaneous peer support groups for all family members, with parents/caregivers attending one group and toddlers, elementary school children and teenagers attending their own group. In addition to peer support groups, individual and family counseling is available to children and families impacted by illness or bereavement.

2540 Charleston St,
Oakland, CA 94602

(510) 531-7551

East Los Angeles Women’s Center

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.

1255 S Atlantic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90022

M-F 9am-6pm



Edelman Mental Health Center

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

11080 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90064

M,Th,F 8am-6:30pm & T,W 8am-7pm


El Nido Family Centers

Comprehensive case management for pregnant/parenting teens. Teen Parenting Classes. Various counseling programs. 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).

10200 Sepulveda Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 91345

M-F 8:30am-5pm


Family Service Agency of Burbank

Individual and family counseling, teen anger management. Burbank. Sliding fees. 

2721 W Burbank Blvd,
Burbank, CA 91505

M-F 9am-8pm


Foothill Family Service

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

2500 E Foothill Blvd,
Pasadena, CA 91107

M-Th 9am-8pm & F 9am-5pm


Fuller Psychological and Family Services

Sliding fees. Counseling for children and groups. Parenting classes offered. 

8075 West 3rd Street,
los angeles, CA 90048

M-Th 8am-8pm & F 8am-5pm


Greater Long Beach Child Guidance Center

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

Long Beach, CA

M-TH 8am-8pm & F 8am-5pm


H.E.L.P. Group

Special education classes and group homes/outpatient services.

Burbank Blvd #3130,
Los Angeles, CA 91401

Regular schools in session: M-F 9am-3pm & Office hours: 9am-5:30pm & Infoline hours: M-Th 8am-8pm & Infoline hours: F 8am-6pm


877-943 – 5747

Harbor-UCLA Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic

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

Torrance, CA

7 days 24 hours


Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services

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

210 S De Lacey Ave,
Pasadena, CA 91105

M-F 8:30am-5pm & Th 9am-7pm


Helpline Youth Counseling

Medical counseling. Sliding fees. Bilingual. Serves Long Beach, Norwalk, Whittier, etc. Long Beach center is located at 1133 Rhea Street, Long Beach CA 90806.

Long Beach: 562-599-2244

(562) 864-3722

Helpline Youth Counseling (South Bay)

Serves Long Beach, Norwalk, Whittier, sourrounding areas. Medical Counseling Sliding fees. Bilingual. Branches also in Whittier and Norwalk.

Long Beach, CA

M-Th 8am-8pm & F 8am-6:00pm



House of Ruth

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.

Claremont, CA

M-F 9am-5pm


Human Services Association

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

6800 Florence Ave,
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

M-F 8am-5pm


Institute for Girls Development

The Institute for Girls’ Development is a psychological practice dedicated to empowering girls, women, families and their circles of community through self- discovery, embodied living, hardiness skills, and growth fostering relationships. We provide a variety of services, including individual, family, parent, and group therapy; a comprehensive DBT program for teens and young adults; cognitive, neuropsychological and psychological testing/assessment; and community workshops, presentations, and trainings.

626.585.8075, ext 108

Interval House

Group and individual counseling, youth shelter, GLBT support services, leadership training, and teen dating violence prevention.

6615 Pacific Coast Hwy,
Long Beach, CA 90803

M-F 9am-5pm



Jewish Family and Children’s Service

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

3801 E Willow St,
Long Beach, CA 90815

M-Th 8:30am-7:30pm & F 8:30am-4:30pm


Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

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.

Los Angeles, CA

M-Th 8:30am-4:30pm; make appointment first & F 8:30am-4:00pm; make appointment first


LA Youth Supportive Services

Additional phone (LA-area only): 818-985-0100

Phone counseling, referrals, education, and recovery support (no street outreach).

Los Angeles, CA 91603


Los Angeles Rape and Battery Hotline

Telephone counseling, victim advocacy, referrals, information about sexual assault. Bilingual. Online chat available.

1220 L St NW,
Washington, DC 20005

7days 24hours



Maple Counseling Center

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

9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Lower Level Beverly Hills,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

M-Th 9am-9pm & F 9am-5pm & Sat 9am-1pm


Masada Homes

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

108 W Victoria St,
Gardena, CA 90248

M-F 8:30am-5:30pm


Open Paths Counseling Center

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

5731 W Slauson Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230

M-F 8am-9pm


Pacific Clinics

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

800 S Santa Anita Ave,
Arcadia, CA 91006


Personal Growth Institute

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

5536 Tampa Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 91356

M-F 9am-5pm


Plaza Community Services

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

4018 City Terrace Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90063

M-F 8am-5pm


Project Sister

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. 

Pomona, CA 91769

M-F 9am-5pm



Psychological Trauma Center

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:

Los Angeles, CA

M-F 9am-4pm


Psychology Today

Provides a therapy directory (by location) listing clinical professionals, psychiatrists, and treatment centers that provide mental health services. View latest info on behavioral research to practical guidance on relationships, mental health, and addiction.

Saban Free Clinic

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. Call/visit website for specific services.

8405 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

M-F 7:30am-5pm for appts.


Sahara (South Asian Helpline & Referral Agency)

Provide mental health counseling, support groups, and referrals for South Asian residents. Referrals for domestic violence victims. 

17100 Pioneer Blvd,
Artesia, CA 90701



San Fernando Valley Child and Family Guidance Clinic

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

9650 Zelzah Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 91325

M-Th 8am-8pm & F 8am-5pm


Santa Anita Family Services

Covina Office: (626) 966-1755

Low to no-cost services. Alcohol/drugs prevention/treatment, child abuse prevention/treatment, teen parenting classes. Counseling (individual/family). 

605 S Myrtle Ave,
Monrovia, CA 91016

M-F 8am-5pm



Southern California Counseling Center

Individual and family counseling.

5615 W Pico Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90019

M-F 8am-9pm & Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 10am-5pm


Suicide Prevention Hotline

Hotline phone (24 hours): 1-800-273-8255 – Hotline, information, referrals, suicide prevention counseling.

4760 Sepulveda Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90230


Tarzana Treatment Centers

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

18646 Oxnard St,
Los Angeles, CA 91356

(888) 777 - 8565



Los Angeles (310) 855-4673


Toll Free in the United States and Canada (800) 852-8336


Text TEEN to 839863, 6PM-9PM Pacific Standard Time


Teen Line provides a safe, confidential place to talk things out with another teen who can understand and will listen without judgment and provide helpful resources.

P.O. Box 48750,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Sun-Sat 6pm-10pm


The Help Group

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.

13130 Burbank Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 91401

M-F 9am-3pm Regular schools in session & M-Th (Infoline) 8am-8pm & F (Infoline) 8am-6pm



The Whole Child – Whittier

Mental health services provided include: individual, family and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, psychological testing, medication assessment and management, case management, and parent skill-building. Home-based early intervention and prevention programs include counseling for children up to the age of 5, parent enrichment classes and a home visiting program. Family housing also available.



Whittier, CA

M-Th 8am-5pm & F 8am-5pm


Valley Family Center

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

302 S Brand Blvd,
San Fernando, CA 91340

M-F 9am-8pm


Valley Trauma Center

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. 

14653 Gault St,
Los Angeles, CA 91405



We Lift LA

Provides help to youth who are transitioning out of foster care. Offers academic support, career development, and counseling.

5619 Lindley Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 91356

M-Th 9am-5pm


Westside Children’s Center

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

5721 W Slauson Ave,
Culver City, CA 90230

M-F 9am-5pm


Westwood Counseling Center of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

As two of Southern California’s largest counseling centers, we are able to provide an unrivaled range of high-quality therapeutic and educational programs to help people overcome challenges and achieve their highest potentials.

  • Individual, couples, family, and group therapy; psychological testing; domestic violence treatment; educational seminars; and more
  • Premiere services on an affordable sliding scale
  • Day and evening appointments
  • No limits on the number of sessions provided


Los Angeles, CA

M-F 9am-5pm


Women Shelter of Long Beach/Youth Services

Counseling, Youth in Shelter, LGBT Support Services, and Teen Dating Violence Prevention, emergency shelter, legal advocacy, interventions. Individuals 18 and older. 24hr Hotline: 562-437-4663.

Long Beach, CA

M-F 8am-5pm


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