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About Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center (formerly known as California Family Counseling Center) 

Since 1971, the Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center (formerly known as California Family Counseling Center) has been providing a safe, compassionate and confidential place for personal counseling and support. Committed to diversity, the Counseling Center offers accessible and affordable services to the community. Fees are based on a client’s ability to pay. Counseling both individual and group are available six days a week and several evenings.

Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center is located at 19900 Plummer St. Chatsworth, CA 91311. For information or to make an appointment, call the Intake Coordinator at (818) 386-5615.

The Counseling Center therapists have specialized training to work with:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • The Spanish and Farsi speaking communities
  • Elders
  • Individuals and families struggling with the challenges of chemical dependency
  • Parents, children, adolescents
  • Blended families
  • Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender community
  • Court-referred clients
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Those experiencing or who have experienced domestic violence and abuse

Information about Group Sessions

Parenting Group

Learn the Secrets of Successful Parenting
8 Week Parenting Group
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Fee: $25/Individual - $40/Couple per session
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Anger Management for Adults

Don’t Let Anger Control Your Life
Monday 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 per session
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Grief and Loss Group (not currently running)

Grief shares common characteristics. You are not alone.
Thursdays 6:30-8:00 PM
For more information or to register, please call 818-386-5615

Men’s Group for Ending Domestic Violence

Stop Hurting the Ones You Love
Tuesday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Fee: $40 per session (sliding scale available)
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Free Support Group for Unemployed Men and Women (not currently running)

Don't Let Your Financial Problems Control Your Life!
Mondays 10-11:30 a.m.
Fee: Free
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Women Against Violence

When: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Gay Men’s Support Group

Thursdays 7:00-8:30p.m.
Fee: $15 per session
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Military Women Support Group

Thursdays 7:00-8:30p.m.
Fee: $25 per session
For more information or to register call (818) 386-5615

Is therapy right for me?

Why Consider Counseling?

More and more people are finding counseling helpful in dealing with the challenges of everyday life. Topics frequently addressed in counseling include:

  • Depression
  • Moodiness
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Grief and Loss
  • Anger Management
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Family Stress
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Life Transitions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if therapy is right for me?
You can call for a free consultation with the Intake Coordinator at (818) 386-5615 to help determine if the Counseling Center can help.

Do you take Medi-cal or Medi-care?
No.

Do you take insurance?
Yes. The provisions of your policy will determine if benefits are applicable.

What are your hours?
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Do you prescribe medication?
No. However, we can refer you to a medical doctor.

My child is having behavioral problems in school. Can you help him/her?
Yes, Counseling Center therapists have specific training and experience working with children and adolescents.

How much does it cost for therapy?
The fee is based on a sliding scale. Fees are as low as $20 per session.

How long is a session?
A session is 50 minutes.

What languages do the counselors speak?
Counselors speak Spanish, Farsi, English and other languages.

Do you offer support groups?
Yes, the Counseling Center offers both psycho-educational and support groups such as Anger Management for Adults, Parenting Skills, Men’s Group for Ending Domestic Violence, and others. Call the Intake Coordinator at (818) 386-5615 for an update or for additional information.

Do you offer court-referred or mandated service?
Yes, the Counseling Center has individual and group counseling for court-referred clients.

How long does therapy take?
Therapy is based on individual need. Some therapy is short term (1-6 sessions), and other therapy lasts longer. Your therapist will talk with you and develop a specific plan.

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19900 Plummer St. Chatsworth, CA 91311
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Phone: (818) 861-6627

Main Fax: (818) 386-5699

Student Services Fax: (818) 386-5636

Counseling Center Intake: (818) 386-5615