“How EMDR at Southern California Counseling Center Saved Me” – Melissa Monroe, former client

2016 Agastock


On July 24th, former SCCC client Melissa Monroe hosted the 3rd annual Agastock Music Festival at The Echo to benefit SCCC’s Trauma & Resiliency Training & Services program.  This year, the event raised nearly $9,500 to help ensure those in need can access these highly effective services and support.  The event also celebrates the life of Melissa’s daughter, Alice Ferguson, who died just 11 days after her second birthday, due to SUDC (Sudden Unexpected Death in Children).  Melissa credits the Trauma & Resiliency Training & Services program with helping her get back on her feet after such a sudden and devastating loss.

Recently, Melissa posted a stirring video to her website giving insight into her decision to host the Agastock Music Festival.  The Southern California Counseling Center is humbled and honored to be named as beneficiary to such a powerful event.


SCCC’s Trauma & Training & Services

Trauma & Resiliency Training & Services at the Southern California Counseling Center consist of equipping counselors with all the necessary tools to assist clients process and heal from a traumatic experience that often renders them ‘stuck’, as noted by clients who struggle. Processing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), and learning about how to stay in one’s ‘resilient zone’ is one example of the specialized therapy available to our clients. Additionally, we are the only known Center to offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) at a sliding scale.


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