Community Counseling Center (CCC) of San Luis Obispo County

(805) 543-7969

Current Training/Cohort

# of Half-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort: 4

# of Full-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort: 2

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

Half-Time Full-Time
Program 1: Saybrook University 0 1
Program 2: Antioch-SB 0 0
Program 3: Fielding Graduate Institute 1 0
Program 4: Pacifica Graduate Institute 0 1
Program 5: None 0 0
Program 6: None 0 0
Program 7: None 0 0

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students 2
psychology postdocs 2
MFT 24

Agency Description:

Community Counseling Center (CCC) is a non-profit, preventative care provider of premium, affordable psychotherapy for the economically disadvantaged and under-insured residents of the Central Coast. Services are provided by a bevy of volunteer, paid and contracted clinicians at 5 community-based clinics and over 30 school-based sites. Sliding Scale Program: Services are typically fee based, set on a sliding scale according to each client's net household monthly income and ability to pay. Under CCC's sliding scale program 10-15 sessions of family, couple, or individual counseling for relationship issues, bereavement issues, parenting problems and life transition situations are provided, all of which are suitable for short-term treatment. It may be necessary to refer our clients whose conditions are not appropriate for short-term counseling such as: substance abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, custody cases and chronic mental illness. No one is denied services on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability. Cencal-Holman Insurance: Additionally, CCC now accepts CenCal/Medi-Cal insurance coverage through a partnership with the Holman Group, a private managed care agency contracted by CenCal to implement the Affordable Care Act Mental Health benefit. The CenCal/Medi-Cal benefit is available to individuals (no couples or family) with "mild to moderate" issues and can be utilized for longer term treatment based upon medical necessity. CCC coordinates a panel of over 20 agency providers that are credentialed by the Holman Group to provide therapy to the Medi-Cal/CenCal population on the Central Coast. The benefit typically offers clients full coverage without any out of pocket co-pay required. In some instances clients have forms of Medi-Cal that only offer shared cost coverage.

Agency Mission:

Mission Statement "Building and supporting emotionally strong individuals, families and community through confidential, affordable counseling, education and advocacy."

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

Community Counseling Center operates in and around a solution focused, cognitive behavioral model. Although time-limited, brief therapy is the primary scope of the agency, the diversity of licensed mental health professionals on staff also lends to a highly integrative, eclectic, and trans-theoretical setting.


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:

All locations and sites of service currently offer ADA accessibility.
  • County - San Luis Obispo
  • Contact Person Title - Executive Director
  • Contact Person - James Statler, MA
  • Dir. of Training Title - Dr.
  • Dir. of Training - Steve Kadin, PhD

  • Last Updated - 19 November 2020

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 4

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-375
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2017
  • Region - Mid Coast
  • Internships Status - Half/Full
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes
  • CAPIC Internship Types Available:
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - James Statler M.A.
  • 676 Pismo Street
  • San luis obispo, CA 93401
  • Phone - (805) 543-7969
  • Fax - (805) 543-7969

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Couple
  • Crisis
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Long Term
  • Outpatient
  • Psych. Testing