Scott Hines Behavioral Health Clinic


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Office front desk with entrance door

Counseling Services

By appointments only

Welcome to Behavioral Health @ The Center. If you are interested in starting therapy, the first step is to schedule an assessment with one of our therapists. If you would like to be put on the assessment waitlist, please send an email request to Mike Martin at mmartin@thecentercv.org or call him at (760) 281-2613.

The wait for an assessment is running approximately 3 months out. We can schedule assessments for current California residents only. After you have been assigned a clinician, you will receive an email confirmation and a fillable PDF of the Clinic intake packet. We can also mail you a hard copy of the packet. This packet needs to be completed and returned to the office prior to the assessment being scheduled. We ask that you please call the office to cancel at least 24 hrs. in advance. Please be prepared to pay anywhere from $5 to $75 for your assessment with a credit card or check made out to ‘The Center.’ Payment is due before therapy sessions can begin and is on the sliding scale below based on your net yearly income. We do not take insurance at this time.

***Please note:

As a community clinic, we do not have the resources to provide immediate services. If you feel you need someone to speak with right away, click here for a list of crisis services.

The Scott Hines Behavioral Health Clinic is a clinical training site for pre-licensed master’s and doctorate level therapists under the supervision of licensed clinicians. Our goal is to educate and train clinicians to work competently and effectively with members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies.

Free Counseling For Older Adults

Depression is hard and it is real. If you are 60 years old or older, anxious, depressed, or isolated, you may qualify to see our counseling staff at no cost for eligible clients and without using insurance through our evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program for late life depression. To qualify for this program, potential clients must meet certain criteria that will be evaluated by your assigned clinician. You will meet for an assessment with a provider to identify your specific needs and determine appropriate services that best meet those needs. If deemed eligible for our free program, you will be enrolled in our no-cost CBT program. If you do not qualify, your clinician will discuss other options with you for low-cost therapy.

For more information or questions please contact our Clinic Administrator, Mike Martin at mmartin@thecentercv.org or call 760-416-7790 Ext 3.