CCE-Community Counseling Center recognizes that we live in a community that includes individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Our clinicians are trained in advanced multicultural counseling and fully embrace and understand the key roles that a client’s culture, identity, ethnicity, race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation play in the therapeutic process.
In individual therapy, our focus is to resolve the issues that bring you to counseling and to help you establish or reestablish your life as a thriving, nurturing, uplifting process. Our clinicians’ are skilled in helping you resolve life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions. Some issues we address include:
- overcoming depression, anxiety, stress
- creating intimacy and trust
- strengthening self-esteem
- developing healthy boundaries
- dealing with grief, loss, loneliness
- loving without addiction
- resolving career conflicts
- overcoming codependency
- resolving sexual difficulties
- healing childhood wounds related to alcoholism, incest, and other traumas
- learning effective communication and anger release
- developing your ability to express healthy emotions
- overcoming money and power struggles
- handling addictions and compulsive behaviors
- working through midlife crisis
- exploring purpose, meaning, spiritual growth
- clarifying commitments
- freeing creativity, spontaneity and joy
At CCE-Community Counseling Center we understand, honor, and respect the many different customs that cultural and ethnic diversity brings forth and we strives to eliminate the stigma and disparity in psychotherapy service delivery within the communities we serve.
We offer couples therapy to resolve the issues troubling you and your partner. Our clinicians know how to support you to create and sustain a loving relationship. Our work allows couples to repair, renew, and restore their love, or to move on with clarity and growth. We address the full range of issues that couples experience during the lifetime of a relationship. Such issues may include:
- intimacy and trust-building
- communication skills
- money issues
- sexual concerns
- premarital counseling
- learning to express feelings so they can be heard
- dealing with an affair
- feelings of anger and betrayal
- deciding to break-up or break through
- problems with adult children
- issues arising from previous relationships
- blended family issues – “his children/my children/our children”
- working through midlife crisis
- spiritual or religious differences
- stress due to time, money, work: the “not enough time for us” syndrome
Our mission at CCE-Community Counseling Center is to bridge cultural gaps and enhance the human experience while cultivating healthy, balanced, empowered individuals and families through the provision of culturally competent therapeutic, social and supportive services.
When our family life is tense, stressed, or conflicted, it affects our whole life. Our Clinicians’ help families to achieve harmony, balance, and resolution. We work with two-parent, single-parent, blended, divorced, and step-parent families to resolve:
- children’s aggression, lying, stealing
- discipline issues and differences
- school difficulties
- teen problems
- communication struggles
- difficulties with friends
- bed-wetting and soiling
- temper tantrums
- drug and alcohol use
- issues related to life-threatening or chronic illness
- grief due to loss, separation, divorce
- concerns involving elder care
- issues with adult children
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.