The mission of The Maple Counseling Center (TMCC) is to provide low-cost comprehensive mental health services to individuals of all ages, couples, and families throughout Los Angeles County, and to provide training for graduate and postgraduate students who are working towards licensure in the mental health field.
In 1969 the Beverly Hills Board of Education and the Beverly Hills City Council jointly funded a community study recommending how Beverly Hills might consider addressing growing community problems. Following this study, the Beverly Hills Community Advisory Committee was formed, and in July 1972 the Board of Education assigned a liaison from the Beverly Hills Unified School District to serve as the Director of Training for The Maple Center, located on Maple Drive.
Initially, The Maple Center focused on the increase in substance use identified by concerned parents and community members. Paraprofessionals and student peer counselors were initially utilized to provide services, but within a short time, the Center hired professional clinical staff to address the growing needs of the community.
Since our founding, we have become The Maple Counseling Center, and have expanded programs to people of all ages living in all areas of Los Angeles County. Today, with the help of associates, trainees, psychological assistants, and older adult peer counselors, services are provided at our headquarters clinic, at local schools, and in collaboration with community partners. All services are provided under the supervision of licensed clinical staff members, who also coordinate the Center’s programs. The primary goal of The Maple Counseling Center remains to provide low-fee counseling for those in need, where no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Our Board of Directors and Officers is comprised of leading citizens who volunteer their time to raise funds and provide oversight for the goals and mission of the Center. On an annual basis, Board members renew their commitment to support the organization through fundraising and working to identify new sources of revenue. The Center’s Board appreciates that mental illness impacts more than the client, and always includes family members, friends, and co-workers.
Since our founding, our donors have been critically important. The generosity of individuals, foundations, municipalities, and businesses has always supported The Maple Counseling Center’s programs and services.
The Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded through client fees, grants, funds raised by special events, direct donations, and bequests. For more information about supporting our efforts, please contact Varina Bleil at (310) 271-9999 x219 or firstname.lastname@example.org