The Community Clinic offers affordable, professional counseling services for adults, couples, and families. These counseling sessions are provided by advanced graduate students in Marriage and Family Therapy, under the supervision of licensed University faculty. These counseling sessions typically address the following concerns:
- Depression and anxiety
- Traumatic stress
- Grief and loss
- Couples and family issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Relational concerns
- Educational concerns
Cost: Counseling services are provided at a low cost ($15.00 per session; 3 sessions minimum). CSULB students receive a 50% fee reduction ($7.50 per session; 3 sessions minimum).
Who: Individuals, families, or couples of all ages.
When: All counseling sessions are held on Mondays or Wednesdays in the late afternoon or evenings. For specific dates and times, please visit our "Services" page and scroll down to see our Clinic flyer.
Although we accept applications year-round, the best time to submit an application is two months before the start date of the service you are interested in. (However, please note that admittance is based on first-come, first-served basis and the level of need). Unfortunately, we cannot accept court-mandated counseling cases because we do not provide sufficient documentation for court regulations.
For more information on how to apply, please see our "Application Procedure" page.
Services NOT Offered
The Community Clinic is a training facility for advanced graduate students in the College of Education. We offer high-quality services that are supervised by our Clinic faculty. However, given that our clinicians are not yet professionals, we are not able to offer services in the following areas:
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse
- Alcohol and Drug Treatment
- Alcohol and Drug Evaluation
- Custody Evaluations
- Medications & Medical Management
- Hospitalization Services & Inpatient Consultation
- Mental Health Diagnoses
- Court Mandated Counseling
- Speech and Language Services
- Testing for Dyslexia
(Please refer to our "Community Resources" for other area providers that may be able to address your need in these areas).