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Living Success Center’s Clinical Staff:

People often ask how are we able to provide our services for such affordable fees. One of the ways that makes this possible is our staff of Volunteer clinicians. All of the clinicians provide therapy in order to receive credit towards graduation or toward their license. They don’t receive money but they get many hours of experience. They begin here as graduate students in a Masters Program. At the present time they are attending Alliant International University, Pepperdine University, California State University at Fullerton, National University, Chapman University, Vanguard University, Webster University, and Southern California University.

After they graduate from their Masters Programs they register with the State of California as Associates. They now will have to accumulate 3,000 hours of experience in order to sit for the state licensing exams. When they pass the exams, they are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and are able to set up their own private practice and receive payment for their services from their clients. It can take from 2-6 years to get to this place. By the time they get licensed, we have ensured that  they are well trained therapists.

Every clinician must be supervised each week. There are four Supervisors at the Living Success Center who meet individually and in group with the clinicians. Our supervisors are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who have taken special training to be Approved by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

If you have any questions about our clinicians or clinician training, please contact Ryan Watanabe at [email protected].


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