Lists of Comprehensive Sites

As a student enrolled in the program, you will automatically be enrolled in a Moodle site that allows you access to the current list of all approved sites, both comprehensive and hour specific. Please contact Dr. Dana Stone if you have trouble accessing the list.

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.

Armenian Relief Society: Child, Youth, and Family Guidance Center
517 W Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91202
(818) 546-2744
The counseling center of the Armenian Relief Society of Western U.S.A. is a non-profit mental health facility with the intent to provide a variety of professional psychological services to needy members of the community, who would otherwise not seek help elsewhere. Services are provided bilingual Armenian-English for all age groups. The provided services include: Providing comprehensive treatment, support and resources to clients; Helping families with parenting skills, marital counseling, individual and group therapy for the parents and children; Helping stressed immigrant families with acculturation and generational conflict issues; Helping at-risk-teens who would have otherwise stayed away from school, or gotten in more trouble; Helping young children with play therapy, and developing social skills, peer relatedness and increased awareness and identification of feelings; and Assessing clients and referring them to other professional services, if they need them.

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
Phone: 818-888-4559
Fax: 818-888-4005
Contact: Human Resource Coordinator
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
Phone: 1-888-843-8435,
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)
Address: 111 North First St. Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 818.450.9787
Fax: 818-441-0310
Agency Contact : Christina Sartiaguda Title: Director of Clinical Services
Contact email: Contact phone: 818-795-5069
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.

Strengths United: CSUN Affiliated Site
Locations in Van Nuys and Santa Clarita
(818) 756-5330
(818) 756-5443 fax

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
  • Jen Graves:

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
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.