Airport Marina Counseling Service

(310) 670-1410

Current Training/Cohort

# of Half-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort:

# of Full-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort:

Number of current Predoctoral Intern Positions Filled Listed By Doctoral Program of Enrollment:

Half-Time Full-Time

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students 4
psychology postdocs
MFT 45

Agency Description:

Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) is an affirmative, nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic providing affordable mental health services to the community and offering valuable training for pre-licensed therapists. The clinic opened in 1961 and the founder is still an active member of the board to date. AMCS offers an array of services to meet the needs of people of all ages in the community. We provide counseling for individuals, couples and families, as well as group therapy sessions. AMCS is an affirmative and inclusive clinic, providing services to the LGBTQ+ community by specifically trained therapists. We have interns placed at Westchester Charter High School, Orville Wright Middle School and The Boys and Girls Club of Venice, to provide services for at-risk children and youth. In order to meet the needs of the community, the clinic is open 7 days each week, Mon-Thurs. 9am-9pm and Fri-Sun 9am-3pm for tele-health services and in-person services (not currently available on Fridays).

Agency Mission:

The AMCS mission is two-fold: to provide accessible, inclusive mental health services to the community and offer quality training for pre-licensed therapists.

Theoretical Orientation(s) of Staff:

Bio-psychosocial, Cognitive behavioral, Family Systems, Humanistic/Existential, Integrative, Jungian, Narrative, Other: Cross-cultural, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Transpersonal

Comments Regarding Theoretical Orientation of Staff

AMCS operates from a psychodynamic perspective, helping interns learn to conceptualize clients and the dynamics of therapy accordingly. Given that AMCS is a community-based clinic, we integrate CBT interventions as well as case management when needed, which reflects a bio-psychosocial rehab. model. When working with couples and families, most of the work is from a systemic perspective. Overall, the agency takes a client-centered approach to services.


Are you familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Yes
If not, would you like information? No
Is the agency wheelchair accessible? Yes
Do trainees have access to computers to do their paperwork? Yes
Has there been a student/intern/trainee with a disability at the agency within the last five years? Yes
Are there any training staff with disabilities at the agency? No
Has the agency provided in-service training on disabilities in the past five years? Yes

Comments on agency accessibility:

  • County - Los Angeles
  • Contact Person Title - Clinical Director
  • Contact Person - Diana Hoffman, Ph.D.
  • Dir. of Training Title - Clinical Director
  • Dir. of Training - Diana Hoffman, Ph.D.

  • Last Updated - 21 November 2022

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 15

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-104
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2000
  • Region - So. Cal
  • Internships Status - Half
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - No
  • CAPIC Internship Types Available:
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - No

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - Eden Garcia-Baylis, LMFT
  • 7891 La Tijera Blvd.
  • Los angeles, CA 90045
  • Phone - (310) 670-1410
  • Fax - (310)-670-0919

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Couple
  • Crisis
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Long Term
  • Outpatient
  • Other