Through the years, it became evident that many clients suffering from ongoing psychiatric issues, such as bipolar illness or depression, were struggling to maintain counseling and make meaningful changes in their lives. To better serve these clients, the Southern California Counseling Center made it its goal to offer affordable, easily accessible psychiatric services available. The first major step took place in 2014 when Dr. Eleanor Curry joined the SCCC team to provide onsite psychiatric assessment and medication management.
It wasn’t long before a wait list for services grew. In 2017, Dr. Lucy Sloninsky came on board, doubling the capacity of the program. As far as we are aware, SCCC is the only community mental health center offering sliding scale psychiatric services in the United States.