COUNSELING SERVICES

Open Paths Now Offers EMDR
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Drop Down Box)

COUNSELING FOR ADULTS, COUPLES, FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Everyone struggles at some point in their life. Most of us will experience depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, grief or loneliness, for a variety of reasons. Open Paths’ highly-trained, diverse clinical team is here to help you through these times by providing compassionate, culturally-affirming counseling. Most of our services are offered in Spanish and English. While all of our therapists have LGBTQ+ affirmative training, some have additional specialization in working with LGBTQ+ and/or QTPOC identified clients.

Open Paths Counseling Center is a nonprofit agency that exists to
serve Los Angeles residents who have historically been unable to
access counseling due to financial, geographic and/or cultural barriers. In order to ensure the affordability of our services, fees are set using a sliding scale based on family/household income.

For Counseling Services, please call 310-258-9677 or email inquiry@openpaths.org

Intimate Partner Abuse (DV)

Another way seeks to eliminate intimate partner abuse and violence by directly addressing its causes through group, individual and (when safe), couples and family counseling. Our approach is to work with clients, both those who cause harm, and those who have been harmed, to explore, understand, and process past traumas and learn healthy communication and relationship skills.

For those who are or have caused harm, the process also includes fostering personal responsibility and accountability for one’s own actions. Through psychoeducation, our therapists teach strategies to identify, manage and de-escalate strong emotions. Clients are then provided with the necessary tools to understand and engage in healthy relationships and stop causing harm to their partners, thus ending cycles of abuse and violence.

For Counseling Services, please call 310-258-9677 or email inquiry@openpaths.org

THERAPY GROUPS

Open Paths offers a variety of support, psychoeducational and process groups. Most of our groups are offered in Spanish and English.

Virtual COVID-19 Support Group

This group is designed to create a space where you can process your feelings, in community, and share experiences about how COVID-19 is affecting you. Attendance is open-ended, allowing you to drop into the group as needed.

Cost: FREE

Social Anxiety Support Group

For those who are uncomfortable or afraid in social settings. Learn tips and tools to gain confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Offered in English only at this time.

Cost: $15 / session, $20 intake fee

Grief Support Group

For those who are uncomfortable or afraid in social settings. Learn tips and tools to gain confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Offered in English only at this time.

Cost: $15 / session, $20 intake fee

Positive Parenting Classes - Court Approved

A 10-week, educational support group focuses on developing nonviolent parenting skills that foster honesty, responsibility and self-discipline within children while deepening the parent’s connection to their child/children. Enrollment is ongoing and certificates of completion for these classes are accepted at Los Angeles County courts. Classes offered in English and Spanish.

Cost: $15 / session, $20 intake fee

Women's Empowerment Group (IPAV-DV Survivors Group)

Therapeutic support group for women who have experienced abuse by an intimate partner. Offered in English and Spanish.

Cost: FREE

Anger Management Classes

This class teaches tools to understand and manage your anger in appropriate ways. Duration of classes are flexible based on court orders or your needs.

Cost: $25 / session, $50 intake fee

Batterer Intervention Programs

Los Angeles County Probation Approved 52-week program for people who are abusive to their intimate partners. Through this process, clients are given the tools necessary to engage in healthy relationships and end the cycles of family violence.

Cost: $25 / session, $50 intake fee

For Counseling Services, please call 310-258-9677 or email inquiry@openpaths.org

EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing—or EMDR for short—is a short term intervention to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other forms of trauma. It was pioneered by Dr. Francine Shapiro, who was a psychologist and researcher. Much research has been produced regarding its effectiveness. Today’s internationally renowned trauma expert Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D, and others, have deemed EMDR an important treatment modality when working with trauma. Open Paths uses this therapeutic modality to work with clients struggling with chronic toxic stress, discrete traumatic episodes, and/or Complex Trauma: a series of significant traumas that have accumulated without having been mitigated by protective buffers, such as a strong support network; therefore remaining unprocessed.

For Counseling Services, please call 310-258-9677 or email inquiry@openpaths.org

THERAPY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Open Paths Counseling Center’s Therapy Outreach Program (TOP) offers culturally affirming, trauma-informed therapists to social service and educational organizations serving low-income, under-resourced communities in Los Angeles at their locations. Open Paths has become a preferred provider of psychotherapy for nonprofits serving marginalized, under-resourced, communities due to the diversity, quality of care, and professionalism of our clinical team.

THERAPY IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Open Paths partners with Title 1 schools in LAUSD to provide free therapy to students in need at their school site.

301 N. Prairie Avenue, Suite 510
Inglewood, CA 90301
Administration: (310) 258-9737
Fax: (310) 258-9650

©2021 Open Paths Counseling Center. All Rights Reserved.

For Counseling Services, please call (310) 258-9677 or email inquiry@openpaths.org

Awarded the Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar 2021 — View Our Profile