The Place Within

The Place Within

Phone: (626) 359-4330  Ask for Katrina, our Referral and Interview Coordinator
Fax: (626) 357-4117
Email Us:

211 S. Primrose Ave.
Monrovia, California 91016

Other Locations (Northern CA):

720 Sunrise Ave.
Suite D115 & D214
Roseville, CA 95843

530 Plaza Dr
Suite 130
Folsom, CA 95630


The Place Within has been serving the counseling and mental health needs of Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley for more than 25 years. Founded in 1988 by licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, we serve our community in two significant ways.

1. We offer high quality, affordable individual and family counseling to the diverse members of our geographical area.

2. As a Marriage and Family Therapist training organization, we recruit and mentor a racially and ethnically varied group of talented counselors, offering them a rich program of traditional and complimentary theories, concepts, values, practices, and techniques.

At The Place Within we have chosen not to seek or accept funding from government or large charity sources. Our money comes from people who request our services, allowing our clients and their therapists to make all decisions about their counseling with no outside restrictions or bureaucratic oversight.

Airport Marina Counseling Services

Airport Marina Counseling Services
7891 La Tijera Blvd.
Westchester, CA 90045
Tel: 310-670-1410
Fax: 310-670-0919

For 50 years, AMCS has offered confidential and professional psychotherapy services helping people to express their feelings, solve their problems, and find new ways to cope with life.

Let us help you deal with stress, trauma, hopelessness, depression, or loss of a loved one. We also offer assistance with parenting issues, problems of adolescence, life transitions, health or aging challenges, and caring for a loved one.

If you are having problems with self-esteem, child abuse, relationships, domestic violence, disability or illness, we are here for you.

400 people visit us weekly for:

  • Individual or Group Counseling
  • Family or Couples Therapy
  • Child & Adolescent Counseling
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Consultation & Referrals


  • Individual and Family Psychotherapy for all ages, addressing social, emotional and behavioral issues;  AMCS offers long-term, ongoing therapy, solution-focused therapy, brief therapy and play or art therapy.
  • The Hannon Immediate Intervention Program for clients seeking immediate help in times of crisis – includes individual and group therapy, and access to related services, such as psychiatry.
  • Psychiatric Services including evaluation, diagnosis, medication and monitoring for more severe mental illness.
  • Couples Counseling and Couples Group Treatment to help couples communicate in a more positive way in order to create or re-create the relationship they want.
  • Therapeutic Groups – support groups, medications group, anxiety disorders group, anger management, parenting education and specific focus groups.
  • At-Risk Kids Program provides individual/group counseling and parenting education at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets (high school), Orville Wright Middle School (magnet) and the Boys and Girls Club of Venice, to address school/home-related issues, risky behaviors, and familial stressors, including child abuse. Check out our video highlighting our youth that have successfully completed our program. Video
  • Case Management linking individuals and families with resources and services within or outside of AMCS.


  • Fees are charged based on gross income.  A sliding fee scale is used to determine your fee.
  • No one is ever turned away for economic reasons alone.


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.