Welcome and Thank You for Your Interest

Dear Therapist,

Thank you for giving some thought to volunteering your professional time to Community Counseling Center (CCC) of San Luis Obispo County. Since 1968 our non-profit 501(c)(3) has been providing therapy to San Luis Obispo County residents who are economically disadvantaged, medically uninsured and would otherwise fall through the cracks and not get needed services. CCC has been able to offer this invaluable service to the community because of the continuous gift of time, expertise and passion of therapists like you. CCC's clients are men, women, and couples, families and children who do not have insurance, are low to moderate income and are not appropriate for County Mental Health services. Clients pay on a sliding scale basis for up to ten sessions, based on their ability to pay. The agency stands strong behind the philosophy that no one is turned away due to an inability to pay.


James Statler, Executive Director

Who Qualifies to Volunteer as a CCC Therapist

-Counselors who are legally licensed to offer their service in California and are covered by professional liability insurance.
-Legally licensed and qualified interns, under professional supervision at Community Counseling Center, and who are registered with the State of California as an intern.
-Qualified MFT or ASW trainees, under professional supervision at Community Counseling Center, who are enrolled in an accredited university Master's degree program.

Benefits of Volunteering

-Free attendance to agency Continuing Education workshops and educational seminars.
-The opportunity to network with other local volunteer therapists.
-The opportunity to expand one's clinical expertise by working with clients with a variety of diverse backgrounds and presenting problems.
-For every hour of counseling provided to our clients, our volunteers may also use our office space to see private-pay clients as space allows.
-For interns and trainees, the ability to accrue hours to qualify for the state licensure exam.
-Referrals to a volunteer's private practice when appropriate.
-Most importantly, helping our community become a better place by offering counseling to those who would not otherwise be able to afford it.

If you are interested in volunteering, please mail a complete volunteer package (find forms below)  to:

The Community Counseling Center
1129 Marsh St.,
San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401.

The Clinical Committee

The Clinical Committee is an essential cog in the organization, offering quality assurance and training oversight.  The body meets monthly to
discuss clinical program happenings, develop policy and steer the clinical practices of CCC.  This leadership cadre is also responsible for
the lion share of clinical supervision provided to pre-licensed interns and trainees.


Gerald Clare, LCSW (Committee Chair) Sheila Lassegard, LMFT
Anne Appel, LMFT
Robert McAfee, LMFT
Linda Connolly, PhD/LMFT
Lisa Silva MFT-Intern