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Community Counseling Services

Cal Lutheran Community Counseling Services is a gem in Southern California. Since the 1980s we have never stopped providing affordable psychological counseling services to children and adults in Ventura and LA counties.

Ten thousand sessions. This is how many sessions we provide each year, in English and Spanish to the community, with most sessions costing our clients $25 or less.

Our greatest current need is to secure additional funding to provide free services for children, adolescents, and caregivers with mental health needs in families facing severe financial hardship. Many people in our community are uninsured or under-insured and have few options available to them when they seek mental health services. We provide the highest quality of services to those with minimal financial resources and we welcome all. More than half of our clients are from underrepresented groups with 15% identifying as LGBTQIA+.

Due to the pandemic, all of our therapy services last year were provided via telehealth but we are now providing both telehealth and in-person services. We have never had more of a demand for services than what we have been experiencing these last few months. On any one day, we are working to help our community deal with problems related to loss, health, employment, violence, and life changes. Our therapists help our clients pass through the darkest times and also celebrate the joy that comes with success.

We are grateful for your contributions. When added together, small donations have a large community impact. We could not exist without the generosity of people who provide support to those who would otherwise go without.

Your support of the Community Counseling Center is appreciated – thank you!

Milt and Debbie Valera Matching Challenge
Unlock $25,000 to the Presidential Strategic Initiatives Fund when a total of $25,000 is made to any Cares Day fund by 7 pm on Cares Day, thanks to the generosity of Milt and Debbie Valera.
$25,000 / $25,000 Raised
Rarick Family Matching Gift
When you make your gift to Community Counseling Services before 5 pm, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $1,000, thanks to Cal Lu alumni and Clinical Psychologist Dr. John Rarick '77 and Ruth (Walker) Rarick '76. We are grateful for their generosity, which increases your gift's impact!
$1,000 MATCHED
Cal Lutheran Cares Around the World!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 21
2 TX 1
3 AA 0
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