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Irvine Community Counseling Center

Our Values

At the Pepperdine University Community Counseling Center, Irvine Graduate Campus, our mission is to improve the quality of life for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families from culturally diverse communities by providing psychological services founded on the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct. We are committed to providing affordable, high-quality, individualized, counseling within a supportive and accepting environment.

We strive to provide services that are trauma-informed, culturally affirmative, and resilience-based. Our approach to psychological services centers liberation practices, praxis, and critical consciousness.

Services Offered

Our clinical services are available in individual, couple, and family therapy settings both in English and Spanish via Zoom or in person Monday thru Friday 9 am - 7 pm. The cost of an initial evaluation is $45 and the fee for each therapy session is based on a sliding scale (between $25-$95) according to annual income and number of dependents. Reduced fees are available on a limited basis and duration. Our services are aimed to address a variety of psychosocial challenges, including: 

  • Marital and relationship dynamics
  • Socioemotional challenges of children and adolescents
  • Infant/Child -Caregivers relationship distress
  • Emotional regulation
  • Acculturative stress
  • Self-empowerment 
  • Grief and loss resolution
  • Stress and lifestyle management
  • Phases of life adjustment

Currently, we are accepting participants for the following Support Groups in English & Spanish:

  • Grief and Loss (available for teens and adults)
  • Self-Empowerment (available for teens and adults)
  • Parenting (available for parents/caregivers)

Additionally, we offer community-based training around several topics such as:

  • Child and Youth Mental Health
  • Creating Resilient Families
  • The Impact of Toxic Stress and Trauma

For more information about our services, please view the pdfs below or contact our center at (949) 223-2570.

Counseling Staff

At our clinic, you will receive support and guidance from therapists who adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct. All of our counseling center therapists are current Pepperdine University students working on their Masters (MFT) or Doctoral (PsyD) degree, and are supervised by licensed professionals who have been designated by the Counseling Center Director to provide supervision.

Supervision and Training

In addition to providing psychological services to the community in Orange County, a complementary goal of the Counseling Center is to augment the educational and clinical goals of our MFT and PsyD program in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) by providing supervised clinical training and practicum placement.

Ongoing education is a key focus at the Community Counseling Center. We offer consultation and workshops for professionals and first responders on topics such as:

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress and Post-Traumatic growth
  • Mental Health Needs of Latinx Migrants
  • Mental Health Risk Factors among Families in the Foster Care System