Apply to join SCCC

Submit an application to join a vibrant community
of counselors who are driven to bring mental
health care to everyone who needs it.

How to Apply

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Counselor Training Program is now being held online with virtual training and supervision, with all client sessions taking place via telehealth.

Please read our Applicant Fact Sheet to ensure you can commit to our program requirements before submitting your application.

Because SCCC deals with the most personal and sensitive areas of clients’ lives, we believe it is important for us to also get to know you in a personal way. In addition, we want you to learn about us. The first step in the application process is usually an invitation to attend a tour at our Center, but since we are currently closed due to stay-at-home orders, we invite you to watch these videos​ to learn more about us and our current approach to telehealth.  Our start dates for training are usually in January, March, June and September.

January 2023 New Counselor Cohort Application Timeline

Now accepting applications for the counselor training program cohort beginning Thursday, January 26th, 2023.

Early Admission Deadline: September 30th, 2022 at 5pm

Regular Admission Deadline: Monday, October 31st, 2022 at 5pm

Early Admission Timeline

While the center is only accepting one cohort, beginning Thursday, January 26th, 2023, we recognize that there are times when counselors need confirmation of acceptance earlier than our regular admission timeline in order to meet the requirements for their school.  In the event that you need to know your internship placement earlier, please feel free to use the early admission option. If you do not submit via early admission your application will still be considered. All submissions between September and December will begin in the January cohort.

Accepting and reviewing applications: Now through September 30th, 2022 at 5pm

Individual Interviews: Now through October 31st, 2022

Evaluation Group Interview: Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 10am-12pm

Invitations to join program sent: Friday, November 4th, 2022

Program begins Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 4pm

Regular Admission Application Timeline

Accepting and reviewing applications: Now through Monday, October 31st, 2022 at 5pm

Individual interviews: Now through Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Evaluation Group Interviews Tuesday, December 6th & Wednesday, December 7th, 2022 10am-12pm

Invitations to join program sent: Friday, December 9th, 2022

Program begins Thursday, January 26th, 2023 at 4pm

The Application Process for Licensure-Track Counselors (LMFT, LPCC, LCSW) and Paraprofessionals – Requirements and Expectations

After your application has been submitted, the remainder of the application process is as follows:

Initial Interview – Your submitted application will be reviewed and if deemed appropriate, you will receive an email inviting you to an initial interview. This interview is 30-45 minutes and is conducted by two co-interviewers.

Evaluation Group – Should you pass the initial interview, you will be invited to participate in a 2-hour Evaluation Group Interview. This interview consists of exercises that will help us understand your knowledge of yourself, your empathic responses, self-awareness of defenses and biases, ability to be open, willingness to learn, and your style of giving and receiving feedback in a group setting. All SCCC counselors participate in group supervision so we believe that it is important for you as well as for us to get a sense of how this type of group interaction will be for you.

Until further notice, all interviews will be conducted online.

SCCC is a unique organization that offers a broad range of counseling experiences, cutting-edge training, high-quality supervision from a variety of disciplines, and a supportive community of counselors and administrators. This atmosphere of community service makes the Center a very exciting and creative place that can add a new dimension to your life, personally and professionally.

If you have additional questions, please email Matthew Shima at [email protected].

Please fill out the application below


    MFT TraineeAssociate MFTAssociate CSWPCC TraineeAssociate PCCMSW StudentParaprofessional* (not counting hours toward a license)



    The application deadline for the September 2022 cohort is Friday July 29th at 5pm PST.

    Our application is designed to give us a chance to get to know you: how you see yourself, important influences on you and your life, your views on how you became the person you are today and the person you hope to become. We want to see whether you and the Center are a good match. Please be assured that the material you submit will be held in strict confidence. It will not be returned.

    The following questions are required.
    Please upload a separate document for each of Questions 1-3, along with a resume:

    Please provide the following information:


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