SCCC Celebrates Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history. It is a time to take a moment to reflect on how much Black Americans have contributed to our humanity, changed the world, and enriched our culture.
SCCC is committed to creating a culture of inclusion, fairness and diversity for all.  While we celebrate Black History Month, one of the biggest contributions we can make is to be an ally, leverage our collective resources to demand change, speak up and openly about race, shut down prejudice and injustice, take concrete anti-racist actions daily to advance racial equity, and invite diverse perspectives and ideas.
We invite you to join us in observing and honoring Black History Month.

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SCCC believes that mental health care is a right, not a privilege. Anyone who needs counseling should have it. It is a belief we have lived for more than 50 years by providing affordable, sliding-scale counseling to people in need for as long as they need care.

Changing Lives & Strengthening Communities since 1966


In 1966, Hans Hoffman, a psychologist, and Ben Weininger, a psychiatrist, founded the Southern California Counseling Center with a belief that no one should be denied mental health counseling because of limited financial means. Since that time, SCCC has evolved to provide an array of programs and services designed to address the diverse mental health needs of the communities we serve. Our mission has remained the same and we continue to believe that mental health care is a right, not a privilege.