Cross Cultural Expressions Community Counceling Center


Note: We currently have a number of positions available and we are currently accepting applications. There is no specific deadline for applications. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to those applicants who are registered with the BBS and speak a second language.

At CCE-Community Counseling Center we believe that therapy must be designed based on the principal of inclusion to reach the cultural and ethnic diversity of our community. In addition, the spectrum of services must include education for professionals as well as the community at large. To have an inclusive approach in a counseling practice, the mental health professional must develop multicultural competencies in order to effectively work with clients from diverse backgrounds, immigrants and refugees. Our intern and professional training courses introduces this crucial aspect by broadening your awareness and understanding of the key roles that a client’s culture, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, and other aspects of diversity play in the counseling process. Learning culturally-competent counseling practices, current theoretical approaches, and practicing self-reflection in this area will help you acquire the skills necessary to engage a diverse clientele.

Our Training Program is designed to lay the foundation for becoming a master therapist, versed in multicultural counseling. Registered MFT and MSW interns who seek this level of mastery and who feel a sense of alignment with our clinical orientation are invited to apply.

Our counseling center operates as a cooperative and supportive community of colleagues, all of whom are committed to their own personal and professional growth and strive to incorporate multicultural perspectives and values into their work. We support and teach healthy boundaries and strive to resolve problems in a respectful, win-win manner. We aim to create a professional environment where truth can be spoken, feelings can be expressed, and trust can exist.

Our work has evolved from a number of primary influences:

  • The humanistic/transpersonal vision of each individual's inherent ability to recover wholeness and tap into the divine, using the therapy relationship as a vehicle for healing.
  • The family systems perspective which recognizes both the lifelong impact of the family of origin and also the influence of current relationship systems on individuals.
  • The 12-step recovery model which recognizes the spiritual component of emotional well-being and provides a pattern for recovery from dysfunctional families and from codependent and addictive lifestyles.
  • Attachment theory which underscores the need to identify and heal ruptures in needed attachment bonding during childhood.
  • The incorporation of expressive arts modalities -- art, movement, music -- that gently work to create profound change.

For more information on Trainings and Internships or to obtain an application, please contact us.