The Southern California Counseling Center was founded in 1966 by a group of people who wanted to give folks around the Mid-Wilshire area the opportunity to talk it out — whatever it was they were going through.
Psychologist Hans Hoffman and psychiatrist Ben Weininger equipped volunteers — homemakers, retirees and other working professionals — with basic counseling skills. Weininger would set up a “dialogue in the streets” stand and charge 50 cents for a brief therapy session, to draw attention to the great need for affordable talk therapy services.
The Southern California Counseling Center is now one of the most well-established counseling centers and therapist training facilities in L.A. Pre-licensed therapists, who are unpaid and supervised by licensed professionals, provide…
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