Frequently Asked Questions

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a way to address emotional, psychological or relationship concerns you or your family may be having. Generally, counselors meet with clients once a week for 50 minutes to work toward resolving difficulties and achieving goals that clients and counselors have developed together. Individuals may be seen alone or with significant others in couples or family counseling.

How Do I Become a Client?

Counseling for Individuals

Walk-in Intake Hours (individual counseling for clients 18+):

Monday-Thursday      6 PM to 8 PM
Saturday                        12 PM to 2 PM


There is a $20.00 fee for the individual intake.  Your sliding scale fee for ongoing counseling will be set at the intake.

Counseling for Families, Couples and Children

Walk-in Hours for Family Therapy Initial Interviews (counseling for minors under 18 or family or couple counseling involving more than one client in session):

Monday      1 PM to 3 PM
Friday         6 PM to 8 PM
Sunday       1 PM to 3 PM

Initial Interviews are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE, NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY.  All family members who will participate in therapy must be present at the Initial Interview.

There is no charge for the initial family interview.

How Much Does Counseling Cost?

Counseling services are provided on a sliding scale basis, which means that we look at your household income and your financial resources and establish a fee according to a set schedule of fees that seeks to make counseling affordable for most people.

Do You Accept Medi-Cal?

No, the Counseling Center does not accept insurance or government funding. However, our fees are set according to a sliding scale so they can be affordable.

Where Are You Located?

Our address is 5615 West Pico Blvd., five blocks east of Fairfax in the mid-city area of Los Angeles.