SCCC - Southern California Counseling Center

Agency Biography

Established in 1966, the Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC) is a non-profit dedicated to offering high-quality, accessible mental health counseling to all, regardless of financial status. Upholding mental health as a fundamental right, SCCC serves under-resourced and marginalized communities with diverse, customized programs. SCCC’s approach is culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and focused on the strengths and resilience of clients. SCCC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in mental health services. The team, deeply connected to the communities through personal experiences or extensive community work, fosters trusted, long-term relationships, supporting social justice and reducing mental health care disparities.

SCCC’s Peer Support Specialist Certification program, crafted by those with personal mental health challenges and lived experiences, combines elements of SCCC’s signature program, the Community Counselor Course, with SCCC’s top-tier clinical skills trainings. This comprehensive curriculum empowers individuals for professional success in mental health.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule

Training Method: Online (live facilitation)

Training Modality:  Cohort

Training Length: 7 weeks, 80 hours in class (3 hours group experiential training)

Training Hours:
o Tuesday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Saturday 9 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (3 hours class time, 2 hours process groups)
o 3 hours of Experiential Process Group participation

Registration Capacity: 30 students maximum per cohort

Link to register for classes:

Contact Information:     

Michael Koch
(323) 937-1344
[email protected]