Southern California Counseling Center

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
-Court Mandated DV groups offered

-Can provide court-mandated counseling and submit needed reports to social worker/probation officer; Written evaluation, psychological assessment, or psychiatric diagnosis is not provided however.

-Limited psychiatric services only for clients in ongoing therapy and without insurance

Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) was founded in 1966. They have over 180 volunteer counselors, supervisors and board members and a small paid staff. SCCC offers a variety of affordable individual and group counseling to a diverse clientele.

Because SCCC accepts no government funding or insurance payments, anyone can qualify for SCCC services, and there is no restriction on how long clients can participate. SCCC is not required to give clients a diagnosis in order to work with them, and they are able to work from a collaborative, strength-based model that acknowledges the broader context of the challenges a client may be facing. In the absence of government and insurance funding, SCCC relies on client fees, counselor fees, private grants and donations.

Services Offered:
Child and Group Counseling
School-Based Counseling Services
The Abuse Prevention Program
Best Practice Parenting
Children Affected by Domestic Violence
Rage Resolution Group
Teen Violence Prevention Group
Project Fatherhood

5615 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 937-1344

Miracle Mile Community Practice

Miracle Mile Community Practice was established in 1998 with an interest in Narrative Therapy and providing affordable counseling to the local community. Narrative Therapy views the problems people face as residing within a larger cultural context shaped by media, professional disciplines and institutions that wield power. This not only determines what we perceive as normal but provides the lenses through which we see ourselves and each other.

The organization currently has a staff of eight and has developed relationships with graduate programs and partnerships with professional organizations in the city and beyond.

7461 Beverly Boulevard, Suite 405
Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 939-6355

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Please see below for referrals for low-cost or free court-approved sites to meet court-order requirements:

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles
6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 761-8800

At the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, the focus of court-ordered counseling may include marital problems, family communication, parenting skills, parent-child conflict, adjustments of childhood or adolescence, step-parenting, divorce, aging, grief and bereavement, career concerns, life transitions, being single, postpartum depression and post-disaster trauma. The focus of group counseling depends upon the client’s needs and includes group parenting skills when needed.

Mid-Wilshire Campus
3721 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 732-0153

At the Mid-Wilshire Campus, parenting-skill development is divided into specific classes for court-ordered individuals, parents of adolescents, parents of children with disabilities and/or special needs, parents of elementary school-aged children and parents of toddlers. Class materials and lesson plans focus on issues related to these target groups. Separate programs are provided for parents of infants and preschoolers through the expectant/new parents assistance program. The Roosevelt-Bilingual Community Adult School does not have parenting classes for court-ordered individuals, but it does have a general parenting skills development class.

Parent Education prepares parents to apply proven methods in assuring their children’s academic and personal development. Parents are provided with a variety of learning opportunities within a supportive educational environment that may include the children’s participation. Over 50 developmentally structured, topic-focused Parent Education courses are offered.