Resources for Success

List of Comprehensive Sites

Comprehensive sites receive this distinction by committing to enable students to meet all fieldwork requirements with one placement, including a) gaining 200 relational hours plus the other 300 direct service hours over 12-18 months and b) allowing for secure video recording. Hour specific sites commit only to providing some of these hours.

Casa de la Familia
3550 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 670
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Casa de la Familia has been serving the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino for nearly 20 years, specializing in the treatment of those who have suffered a traumatic event. CDLF continues to provide excellent services to the surrounding communities, offering the follow mental health services: individual, family, couple, and group therapy and support groups.

Child Development Institute
6340 Variel Ave, Ste. A
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
The Child Development Institute provides, education, support, and therapy to children and their parents, teachers and professionals who care for them. CDI offers home/community visits and clinic-based services to young children and their families when there are developmental concerns, identified delays and disabilities, difficulty with attachment and/or family stresses. Developmentally based, relationship-focused interventions addressing social/emotional, speech, and language, sensory, and motor development and school readiness are provided by a multidisciplinary staff.

Friends of the Family
15350 Sherman Way, #140
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 988-4430
Friends of the Family serves disadvantaged families who are struggling to provide care and support for their children but are challenged by poverty and low income, lack of education and employment, shifts in family structure, family or community violence, and holes in the social safety net. Our work operates upon the assertion that outcomes for families cannot be separated from community conditions, since the capacity of neighborhoods to provide safe, stable, resource-filled environments is key to family success. Thus, Friends of the Family provides programs and services that strengthen and empower families while also serving as a catalyst for community organization and enrichment, positively enhancing the capacity of residents to advocate for themselves and their children.

Interface Children & Family Services
4001 Mission Oaks Blvd. Suite 1
Camarillo, CA 93012
Our service providers include licensed therapists, marriage family therapist interns, associate social workers and masters-level student trainees. Each therapist participates in comprehensive training and receives on-going supervision to develop expertise in working with the mental health of children, youth and families affected by family violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, victims of crime, and trauma, as well as children who are experiencing difficulties succeeding in family, school or peer settings. Mental health services are offered in schools, First 5 Neighborhoods for Learning, client homes, Interface Family Resource Centers and Interface community service sites. Interface Children & Family Services is a recommended site for Master’s student traineeship placements, as well as an organization recommended for employment to individuals in various stages of their careers as therapists.

Living Success Center
445 E 17th Street Suite E
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 645-4723
The Living Success Center’s mission is to meet the mental health needs of our community, regardless of social or economic status, by providing quality, comprehensive mental health services with respect, compassion, and acceptance of cultural and linguistic diversity. We strive to primarily assist those who have limited or no access to mental health services. We do so by providing services within a low/no fee cost structure to enable underserved members of our community to obtain, without concern for cost, critically needed mental health care.

Luminarias Institute Inc.
601 South Bran Blvd. Suite 110
San Fernando, CA 91340
(818) 714-2275
Luminarias Institute is an agency that provides therapeutic services utilizing evidence-based treatment via a culturally competent, multilingual, multicultural, collectivist perspective. Individual, family, and group therapy are conducted utilizing primarily cognitive behavioral and family systems theoretical models. The population served is primarily Latino, immigrant, and low Socio Economic Status (SES) clients in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Supervision provided by bilingual, bicultural staff. Services will be provided in a school based setting. Interns and trainees will be paid a stipend as they accumulate supervised hours.

Ness Counseling Center
8512 Whitworth Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
The NESS Counseling Center, Inc. is a non-profit, non-sectarian community based outpatient counseling service agency that provides a full range of life enhancing services, classes, and testing in the greater Los Angeles area. We are committed to providing the best professional counseling services by working closely with our clients and certifying government agencies, developing and implementing the most effective cognitive approaches, creating customized treatment plans, and promoting learning and personal growth.

PUC Schools Clinical Counseling Program (San Fernando Charter Schools)
111 North First St.
Los Angeles, CA
Partnerships to Uplift Commuties (PUC) offers a traineeship/internship program for graduate students in MFT/related programs or interns working towards their BBS hours. Trainees/interns would have the opportunity to provide school-based individual, group and family therapy. The training sites are charter schools which are non-sectarian public schools that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. We offer a dynamic learning environment within a small community. These innovative public schools also provide choices for families and greater accountability for results. The traineeships/internships are non-paid and offered during the academic school year September through June. Summer placement is required for CSUN students.

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 937-1344
SCCC is a non-profit counseling center and training facility where pre-licensed therapists provide counseling under the supervision of volunteer licensed professionals. This comprehensive program provides counselors who are working towards their LMFT, LPCC or LCSW licenses the clinical skills and supervised hours necessary for licensure in the state of California. Each counselor commits to maintain a caseload of at least 8 clients with whom they meet weekly over the course of their two year commitment. Many counselors volunteer longer than two years and complete advanced training. We also offer a paraprofessional counselor track for counselors who want to volunteer their time but are not working towards licensure. In addition to the core curriculum, counselors explore multiple specialties and serve diverse clients with a wide range of presenting issues as they master our strength-based, non-pathologizing and culturally sensitive approach to mental health care.

Strength United: CSUN Affiliated Site
Locations in Van Nuys and Santa Clarita
(818) 756-5330

Students may be placed in one of the following.
Family Preservation
  • Accepts trainees from dedicated and non-dedicated practicum sections
  • Provides reunification services for DCFS (Department of Children and Family Services) families
  • Requires in-home visits

Sexual Assault Program
  • Accepts trainees from dedicated and non-dedicated sites
  • Provides services to rape victims in vicinity including individual counseling and immediate rape crisis counseling.
  • Requires 60-hour specialized sexual abuse and rape counseling training prior to seeing clients

The Bella Vita
766 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 255-0400

The Bella Vita is an eating disorder treatment center that provides a full continuum of care ranging from residential treatment to outpatient services. The Bella Vita serves a population of diverse ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. We treat both male and female patients, ranging from adolescents to adults. Services offered at The Bella Vita include intake/clinical assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, psycho-educational groups, dietary counseling/education, psychiatric consultation, medication management, case management, and discharge planning. At the Bella Vita, we utilize evidence-based treatment for our clients. While individual therapy is a part of each client’s treatment program other forms of intervention are utilized to help support our clients in their recovery process. These treatment interventions include milieu therapy, group therapy, family therapy, meal support, and psycho-educational groups. All are critical components of the clients care while in treatment. The masters level practicum student is expected to work 20-24 hours and have 10-15 client contact hours per week, and must commit to a 12-month period.

The Road Ahead Family Services
10200 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 745-2515

The Road Ahead is a nonprofit organization working with low income families impacted by domestic violence, sexual abuse, neglect, and child abuse. We work closely with the Department of Children and Family Services, the Juvenile Probation Department and the Department of Mental Health. The MFT Practicum program accepts qualified students year-round. It is a year-long (20-hour/week) training program aimed to provide student trainees with clinical, team oriented, real-world experience. Trainees are assigned a variety of clients, providing individual, family and group therapy. The Road Ahead supervision includes individual and group models. In addition, the student trainees are provided with intensive and therapeutic model-specific trainings on a weekly and monthly basis. The Road Ahead include Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) training for the students. 

Ventura Counseling Center
500 High Point Drive Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 644-1650
Ventura Counseling Center (VCC) is an outreach ministry of Ventura Missionary Church and has been in existence for over 37 years. The center began in 1977 out of a need to assist the Senior Pastor and Pastoral staff with their counseling load. It has become an excellent psychotherapy practice due in large part to the support we receive from VMC as well as the medical community who believe in our work. Last year more than 500 individuals, couples, and families received help on a monthly basis.

Westside Children’s Center
571 W. Slauson Ave
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 846-4100
Westside Children’s Center (WCC) is a non-profit organization committed to breaking cycles of intergenerational poverty, abuse, and neglect by ensuring children have a secure environment that catalyzes their creativity and innate intelligence, and by teaching parents to support their children’s physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development. WCC offers a variety of programs to support families, such as early childhood education, foster care and adoption, family preservation, and prevention and aftercare. The WCC incorporates interventions from multiple theories including Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Family Systems. WCC is committed to diversity and services a wide range of clients including low-income families, families of various ethnicities, undocumented families, single parents, LGBT individuals, and blended families.
Approved Hour-Specific Field Sites
Students may see clients at these and accrue hours towards licensure and graduation, but these sites may not be able to provide all the types of hours needed for graduation. Specifically, students are responsible for ensuring they gain 200 relational (couple, family) hours and can bring video or audio recordings of their client sessions to campus for review by a university supervisor (these recordings must be securely transferred; students will be instructed on how to do this in the class).

AIDS Project Los Angeles
611 South Kingsly Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90005 | (213) 201-1600

Airport Marina Counseling Service
7891 La Tijera Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90045 | (310) 670-1410

Aurora Charter Oak Hospital
1161 East Covina Blvd. | Covina, CA 91274| (626) 966-1632

Aurora Vista del Mar
801 Seneca Street | Ventura, CA 93001 | (805) 653-6434

Cancer Support Community-Benjamin Center
1919 S Bundy Drive, Suite 100 | Los Angeles, CA 90025 | (310) 314-2555 x2508

Castaic School District 
27051 Henry Mayo Drive | Valencia, Ca. 91355 | (661) 294-1427

Center for Individual and Family Counseling
5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd. | North Hollywood, CA 91607 | (818) 761-2227

Champs Charter High School
6842 Van Nuys Blvd. | Van Nuys, CA 91405 | (818) 994-7614

Children’s Center of Antelope Valley
4511 Fern Street | Lancaster, CA 93534 | (661) 949-1206

Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero Psychology Training Program
123 S. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90057 | (213) 201-2786

Conejo Free Clinic
80 E Hillcrest Drive, Suite 102 | Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 | (805) 497-3575

Counseling West
4419 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 310 | Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 | (818) 990-9898

Culver City Youth Health Center Counseling/Los Angeles Child Development Center 
44011 Elenda Street | Culver City, CA 90230 | (310) 842-4328

Crisis and Recovery Emergency Service (CARES) ADMHS Santa Barbara County
2034 De La Vina Street | Santa Barbara, CA 93105 | (805) 884-6850

Didi Hirsch Psychiatric Service
4760 S Sepulveda Blvd. | Culver City, CA 90230 | (310) 390-6612

Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center and Integrated Behavioral Health Program
1500 S Olive Street | Los Angeles, CA 90015 | (213) 746-5582

El Centro de Amistad
566 S. Brand Blvd | San Fernando, CA 91340 | (818) 898-0223

Exodus Recovery Inc.
8401 S. Vermont Ave. | Los Angeles, CA 90044 | (310) 945-3350

Family Service Agency of Burbank
2721 W Burbank Blvd. | Burbank, CA 91505 | (818) 845 – 7671

Five Acres – Pasadena Mental Health Center
1495 N Lake Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91104 | (626) 798-0907

Girls' Empowerment Center
208 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. | Thousand Oaks, CA | (805) 341-5735

Glendale Community College
1500 N. Verdugo Rd/Health Center | Glendale, CA 91208 | (818) 551-5192

940 Avenue 64 | Pasadena, CA 91105 | (323) 254-2274

Hillview Mental Health Center, Inc.
12450 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 200 | Pacoima, CA 91331 | (818) 896-1161

Hope Gardens Family Center
12249 Lopez Canyon Road | Sylmar, CA 91342 | (818) 890-3035

LA Gay and Lesbian Center
1625 Schrader Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90028 | (323) 993-7669

LAUSD’s Community Day School
333 S. Biaudry Ave 18th. | Los Angeles, CA 90017 | (213) 241-0888

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
To identify potential sites, students should go to:

Maple Counseling Center
9107 Wilshire Blvd. | Beverly Hills, CA 90210 | (310) 271-9999

Mental Health America of Los Angeles
100 W Broadway Ste 5010 | Long Beach, CA 90802 | (562) 285-1330

Montebello Unified School District
123 S.Montebello Blvd. | Montebello, CA 90640 | (323) 887-7900

New Beginnings Counseling Center
324 Carrillo St. Suite C | Santa Barbara, CA 93103 | (805) 963-7777

Ocean Park Community Center
1453 16th Street | Santa Monica, CA 90404 | (310) 883-1227

Oceanside Transitional Living in Malibu 
21022 Pacific Coast Highway | Malibu, Ca. 90265 | (310) 456-3355

Open Paths Counseling Center
5731 W. Slauson Ave. Ste 175 | Culver City, CA 90230 | (310) 258-9677

OPICA Adult Day Service & Counseling Center
11759 Missouri Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90025 | (310) 478-0226

Passages Malibu
6428 Meadows Court | Malibu, CA | (310) 589-2880

Peacock Foundation
PO Box 372 | North Hollywood, CA 91603 | (818) 732-0633

Penny Lane Center Foster Family Agency
43520 Division Street | Lancaster, CA 93636 | (661) 274-0770

Pomona Unified School District
800 S. Garey Ave. | Pomona, CA 91766 | (909) 397-4491

Providence Community Services
44285 Lowtree | Lancaster, CA 93534 | (661) 341-3900

Relational Center
5486 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | (323) 935-1171

San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health Center, Inc.
6842 Van Nuys Blvd. | Van Nuys, CA 91405 | 818.901.4830

San Fernando Valley Counseling Center
8350 Reseda Blvd. | Northridge, CA 91324 | (818) 341-1111

Single Parents of Power Counseling Agency
1620 Centinela Ave, Ste 204 | Inglewood, CA 90302 | (310) 753-7860

South Bay Center for Counseling 
360 N. Sepulveda Blvd. | El Segundo, Ca. 90245 | (310) 414-2090

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W Pico Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA 90019 | (323) 937-1344

Specialized Health Services 
6400 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite #580 | North Hollywood, CA, 91606 | (818) 762-3855

The Salvation Army: Hope Harbor (Los Angeles) 
3107 S. Grand Ave | Los Angeles, CA 90007 | (213) 744-8186

Turning Point Foundation
505 Poli Street, Ste. 401 | Ventura, CA 93001 | 805-652-0000

Valley Counseling Center
16633 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 1008 | Encino, CA 91436 | (818) 995-0368

Valley Family Center
302 S. Brand Blvd. | San Fernando, Ca. 91340 | (818) 365-8588

Valley Women’s Center
22110 Roscoe Blvd #204 | Canoga Park, CA 91302 | 818.713.8700

Ventura Counseling Center
500 High Point Drive | Ventura, CA 93003 | (805) 644-1650

Ventura County Mental Health
5740 Ralston Street | Ventura, CA 93003 | (805) 289.3100

Women's Clinic and Family Counseling Center
9911 W. Pico Blvd., Ste. 500 | Los Angeles, CA 90045 | (310) 203-8899

YWCA of Glendale
735 E Lexington Dr, Glendale, CA 91206 | (818) 242 4155
Becoming an Approved Site

CSUN is always interested in forming new partnerships with community training agencies. Agencies interested in training our MFT students should complete this agreement between the university and the site. This agreement must be in place before students can see clients at any site.

Use this form to create an official agreement between CSUN and a community site that allows our students to see clients at the site.