Clinician Info

Living Success Counseling 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 hours toward graduation or their state license. They don’t receive monetary compensation, they get many hours of diverse experience and specialized training. They often start with the Counseling Center as graduate students in a Masters Program at one of the many local universities like: Alliant International University, Pepperdine University, California State University at Fullerton, National University, Chapman University, Vanguard University, Webster University, or Southern California University.

Every clinician must be supervised weekly.  Supervisors at the Living Success Counseling Center meet individually and in group with every clinician.  The Counseling Center's supervisors are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists who have taken special training to be Certified by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.  This Certification takes 2 years to complete and shows the commitment the Center has to providing the highest level of supervision and training.

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

If you would like to apply to become a clinician at Living Success Center, please fill out an application form here. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ryan Watanabe at [email protected].


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