The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network (NQTTCN) is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). We work at the intersection of movements for social justice and the field of mental health to integrate healing justice into both of these spaces. Our overall goal is to increase access to healing justice resources for QTPoC.
Phone: 1-800-344-2666 | Hope and Help for young people who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker
Call: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) | 24/7, free and confidential treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders
Phone: (818) 773-9999 Ext. 771 | Helping addicts find the opportunity for a new way of life
Phone: (212) 870-3400 | Fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. AA helps alcoholics achieve sobriety
Call 1-800-931-2237 (M-Th 9AM-9PM ET, F 9AM-5PM) or Text 1-800- 931-2237 (M-Th 3-6PM, F 1-5 PM) | Provides support, resources, and treatment options for you or a loved one struggling with an eating disorder
Call 988 | The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
Phone: 323-661-0718 | Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic provides free, quality medical and counseling services to people of all ages. Clients are primarily low-income, uninsured or under-insured individuals.
Phone: 424-371-5191 | Wright Institute Los Angeles (WILA) is a nonprofit providing low-cost and confidential therapy to diverse individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life in Los Angeles. WILA’s therapists are advanced pre-licensed therapists enrolled in WILA’s Psychology Internship and Postgraduate Fellowship. They are studying with and supervised by a highly trained and experienced faculty of clinical psychologists, psychoanalysts, and other mental health professionals. Individual therapy is the most common form at WILA, but couples therapy and group therapy are also available. Upon initial contact, a WILA psychotherapist will conduct a 15-20 minute initial telephone intake and set up a first meeting. This confidential call is at no charge, and WILA can provide alternate referrals if it is not a good match.
Phone: (213) 241-3840 | Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) opened a mental health hotline to connect callers dealing with "fear, anxiety and other challenges related to COVID-19" to the district's Crisis Counseling and Intervention Services Unit. Students and families can utilize the service from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to speak to counselors and mental health professionals in English or Spanish.
Phone: 800-843-5200 | The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) operates 24/7 as the statewide emergency response system for youth (ages 12-24) and families in crisis. Professionally trained staff and volunteer counselors respond to calls with crisis intervention counseling and referrals to service providers in the caller’s local community (including more than 5,500 free or low-cost resources for youth and families across California). Callers may discuss thoughts of suicide, depression, bullying, health and identity questions, trauma, human trafficking or any teen-related struggle with a crisis counselor in confidence and without fear of judgment. Additionally, translation services are available for multiple languages.
Phone: 800-854-7771 | The L.A. County Department of Mental Health Helpline is a free service open 24/7. It is the entry point for mental health services provided by the county. Those in any type of emotional or psychological distress may call the helpline. Upon calling, a clinician will then evaluate specific needs, and provide support, resources and referrals as appropriate. In addition to service referrals and crisis assessments, callers may access the Emotional Support Warm Line with trained active listeners (available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily), or Veteran Line for Mental Health Support and Connection to Veteran Programs (available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily).
Phone 626-254-5000 | Helpline: (877) PC-CARES (722-2737) | Pacific Clinics is a non-profit organization offering mental health services, substance use treatment, and supportive services to Medi-Cal eligible children, youth, transitional age youth, families, adults, and older adults. Highly-trained and licensed mental health professionals provides culturally and linguistically relevant services in over 22 languages to culturally and ethnically diverse populations. Clinics are operated in over 50 locations across Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. - free, low cost, sliding scale
Phone: 310-271-9999 | The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) provides low-cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County. Services are provided by graduate and postgraduate students working towards licensure in the mental health field under the supervision of licensed clinical staff members.TMCC's Older Adult Program supports older clients to explore psychological goals, conflict and desire in relationships, ageism at work, and to grieve losses. These services are provided by associates and trainees with extensive training in counseling older adults or caregivers, and supervised by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in gerontology. - sliding scale
Phone: 818-738-7327 | Village Family Services is an organization aiming to provide programs to support youth living on the street. This drop-in center provides services for youth ages 14 to 25 including homeless youth, foster youth and former foster youth in Los Angeles County. Services include meals, showers, laundry, and internet access. Youth also have the opportunity to attend support groups, receive case management, and receive health and mental health services from professionals.
Phone: 213-252-2100 | APCTC is a community organization providing multi-disciplinary and culturally sensitive services to clients who do not have access to or feel a lack of connection in mainstream healthcare settings. They have 7 centers in the Southern California region, and offer mental health services to adults, children, and youth. The mental health staff consists of highly trained and fully credentialed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Most professionals are of Hispanic or Asian Pacific heritage and bilingual, representing language capabilities in Spanish or Asian languages including Cambodian, Chinese (Chiu Chow, Cantonese, Mandarin & Taiwanese), Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Filipino (Tagalog), Thai and Vietnamese. While the focus of APCTC has been on serving the needs of Asians and Pacific Islanders in need, the centers also provide services to non-Asian individuals and families.
Phone: 323-993-7500 | The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the largest facility in the world providing services to the LGBTQ+ community. The organization offers programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. Mental health services specialize in psychotherapy for LGBT people of all cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Counselors include masters and doctoral-level staff (both licensed and license-eligible), and have experiencing with treatment in depression, anxiety, relationships, HIV, substance abuse, domestic/intimate partner abuse and violence, and coming out support. Most therapy is short term, usually 16 sessions. Group therapy may go on for longer periods of time.
Phone: 213-381-1250 | The Institute for Multicultural Counseling & Education Services (IMCES) is a nonprofit community clinic that provides clinical services, as well as clinical training and education. IMCES provides integrative mental health, primary care, substance abuse, and social services to help people of all ages, ethnicities, and cultures. The clinic is designed specifically to treat the varied needs of the underserved, culturally and linguistically diverse communities of Los Angeles. - no fees for eligible people
Phone: 310-825-2305 | The UCLA Psychology clinic provides therapy and assessment services by graduate students in the UCLA Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program. They are closely supervised by UCLA faculty or a licensed clinical psychologist with specific expertise. Services are open to the general public; no affiliation with the university is needed. After calling to complete a brief screening and setting up an initial intake meeting, client needs are matched to counselors who can provide individualized, scientifically supported therapy. The clinic does not provide crisis or walk-in services. Other university clinics in the area that provide similar mental health services for low or no cost are the Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Pepperdine Psychology and Education Clinics, and the USC Psychology Services Center. Fees range from $30 - $150 an hour for individual therapy, and are based on a sliding scale according to monthly gross income and number of dependents. Group therapy fees range from $5 to $10 per session. Current UCLA students, faculty, and staff receive a 10% discount on therapy services.