San Fernando Valley Counseling Center

The San Fernando Valley counseling Center has been offering low-cost counseling services to the community since 1971. Support groups and individual counseling are both offered.  They are staffed by interns and paraprofessionals. They treat the following:

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress
• Relationship issues
• Parenting issues
• Children’s issues

*Individuals of all ages are welcome, as well as couples and families.
*They offer a sliding scale fee schedule based on family income.

8350 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA 91324
Ph: (818) 341-1111
Fax: (818) 341-0096

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI offers an array of support and education programs that help build better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Find the support you need:

NAMI HelpLine
The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., EST or by email at
Education, Training and Peer Support Center
NAMI State Organizations and local NAMI Affiliates offer an array of free education and support programs for individuals, family members, providers and the general public. These include Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Support Group, In Our Own Voice and more.
State and Local NAMIs
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
Discussion Groups
Browse through hundreds of NAMI’s interactive group forums. With topics ranging from illness management, to job-hunting, to relationships, it’s never been easier to connect with others who’ve shared your lived experience.
Social Networks
Connect with NAMI through Social Media Channels on Facebook and Twitter or NAMI’s network for young adults, Strength of Us.
NAMI on Campus
NAMI on Campus provides information and resources to support students living with mental health conditions and to empower them to take action on their campuses.
Veterans & Military Resource Center
NAMI is proud to provide the following resources for veterans and active duty military members, as well as their families, friends, and advocates.
Multicultural Action Center
The Multicultural Action Center focuses on eliminating disparities in mental health care for diverse communities and offers help and hope to individuals of diverse backgrounds.
NAMI FaithNet
NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Missing Persons Support
Resources and support for locating missing persons with mental illness.
NAMI Legal Support
The NAMI Legal Center provides lawyer referrals as a service to our members and the general public.


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

Maple Counseling Center

Maple Counseling Center’s primary function is to provide low-cost, mental-health counseling services for individuals, couples, families, adolescents and groups in need. Their programs and services include counseling, school-based programs, support groups and senior-peer counseling.

9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Lower Level
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Tel: (310) 271-9999
Fax: (310) 247-4910


The Kapelovitz Psychiatry Program

As a full service agency The Maple Counseling Center offers psychiatric services to its clients at a reduced rate.  This includes assessment and prescriptions for medication when appropriate.

This program is made possible by the generous support of Lee Kapelovitz, former member of The Maple Counseling Center’s Board of Directors (1991-2006). 

Exodus Recovery

Exodus Recovery Psychiatric Health Center

Psychiatric Healthcare Facility
9808 Venice Blvd STE 300
Culver City, CA 90232
310 237 0454
The PHF is open 24 hours / 7 days a week

Since 1989, Exodus Recovery, Inc. has been providing psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment services to Southern California communities. Beginning with the management of hospital based inpatient and outpatient programs, Exodus eventually expanded into the operation of mental health intensive outpatient clinics as a contractor with the Los Angeles and San Diego County Departments of Mental Health.

In the last 20 years, Exodus has developed and established several hospital based inpatient and outpatient programs, a psychiatric and internal medicine provider group, and a behavioral health managed care company. For the L.A. County Department of Mental Health, Exodus has developed and implemented an Integrated Service Agency Program (PARTNERS), an Adult Targeted Case Management Service Program, a Sidekicks Co-Occurring Disorders Program, an AB2034 Program, and an Alcohol and Drug Medi-Cal Contracted Program. Also, through the L.A. County Department of Mental Health and the California Mental Health Services Act expansion and transformation, Exodus has developed and implemented additional Full Service Partnership Programs, Wellness Center Programs, Field Capable Clinical Services Programs and Psychiatric Urgent Care Centers. In San Diego County Exodus has established and operates two Mental Health Walk-In Assessment Centers and a Full-Service Partnership Program.



LifeWorks is a youth development and mentoring program at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. It offers one-on-one, peer, and group mentoring opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth ages 12 to 24. The program’s objective is to help LGBTQ youth realize their goals and dreams by offering a safe space and positive and affirming role models. Fun and educational workshops and activities are included.

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza
1125 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Phone: (323) 860-7373
Fax: (323) 308-4152

The Ness Counseling Center

Ness Counseling Center, Inc.

8512 Whitworth Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Service/Intake and Administration: 310-360-8512


Sexual offender counseling is an ongoing program for all types of offenders from pre-adolescents to adults. Shoplifter diversion is supported by the courts and can be mandated as part of probation.

The agency provides drug counseling in the Special Adolescent sex offender counseling program.

Staff facilitate court-ordered monitored visits and neutral exchanges between non-custodial parents and/or other family members and children. Visits take place on site, in a safe and controlled environment. A maximum of six months of services, two hours per week is provided by the S.A.F.E. program. Parents who do not qualify for this program may participate in the agency’s other parenting programs.

Prop 36/PC 1000 Drug/Alcohol Counseling


Parenting skills 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 order individuals but does have general parenting skills development classes available.


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.

Friends of the Family

Friends of the Family is a counseling resource that provides a range of programs designed to strengthen family members at all ages and stages of life. Individuals, families, children and youth have access to a wide range of services, activities, resources and supports. Some programs focus on managing crisis situations while others focus on building life skills that support successful family life, thriving children and the achievement of educational goals and economic advancement. All programs are designed to build on the strengths of participants and combine practical education, coaching and mentoring with creative activities that empower and enrich their experience.

Programs are provided both at Friends of the Family’s central location in North Hills and at a range of more than fifty community sites including schools, churches and community centers in order to ensure maximum access for all families. All community-based programs are provided free of charge to participants.

Friends of the Family
16861 Parthenia Street,
North Hills, CA 91343

Telephone: (818) 988-4430
Fax: (818) 988-4633