Where We Work
Free, on-campus counseling for children and their families at six area LAUSD K-12 campuses.
Partnering with the Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC), we provide affordable counseling to families and individuals in South LA.
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?
Individuals may come to our intake hours on a first-come, first-served basis, Monday – Thursday 6 to 8 PM, and Saturday 12 – 2 PM; a $20 intake fee will be charged for your intake. Your ongoing session fee will be set during your intake. If you are seeking counseling for couples, families and/or children, walk-in hours are Sunday – Monday 1 – 3 PM, and Friday 6 – 8 PM. All participants must be present at the initial interview. The interview is free; your ongoing session fee will be set during your interview.
How Much Does Counseling Cost?
Counseling services are provided on a sliding scale basis, which means that we will ask you about your household income and financial resources or that of your family 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 or Insurance?
No, SCCC 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.
How Long Do I Have To Wait To Be Assigned A Counselor?
That can vary from one week to two months, depending on how long our waiting list is. You will receive more specific information at your intake session.
How Long Will I Be In Counseling?
You and your counselor will work together to determine how long your counseling will last. Some concerns can be resolved in a short period of time; others can take longer. There is no limit to the number of sessions you may receive.
Do You Have Counselors Available In The Evenings and Weekends?
Will I Be Seen By A Licensed Counselor?
All of our counselors work under the supervision of licensed mental health professionals. The majority of our counselors are students/interns who are in training to become licensed therapists. Some of our counselors are paraprofessionals, which means they have not attended a graduate degree program in mental health. However, they receive the same type of supervision and training as those working toward licensure. All counselors are carefully selected and conscientiously trained to work with a range of psychological, emotional and relationship concerns.
The Court Has Ordered Me To Receive Counseling. Will You Provide Reports To My Social Worker or Probation Officer?
You are welcome to receive counseling with us. Before we can release any information about the services you receive, you will be asked to provide your written consent to release information. With your consent, we can provide progress letters and records of attendance. We do not provide written evaluation, psychological assessment or psychiatric diagnosis. We are happy to provide you with referrals to meet these needs.
If you have other questions, please call SCCC at 323.937.1344.