BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The newest batch of future therapists are just about to take their very first clients.
Brace Bacon is a marriage and family therapist trainee. He is one of 30 new interns at the Maple Counseling Center. They each need thousands of clinical hours before they can get their licenses.
Bacon saw his mom deal with depression, and heal, thanks largely to therapy.
“I find the tool of therapy to be very powerful. It helps one handle with trauma and transcendence,” said Bacon.
The Maple Counseling Center is a low-cost clinic. People pay based off what they make. The average session costs $27.
Price keeps a lot of people from getting help.
“There just aren’t the resources out there for certain communities,” said clinical and program director Susanna De Mari.