The Fresno Family Counseling Center, a low-cost provider of counseling services run by Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development, has moved into a new space at 5151 N. Palm Ave., Suite 200.
The new office has 14 meeting rooms that allow for additional counseling sessions. The previous location at First Street and Dakota Avenue had 12 counseling rooms.
The center provides nearly 10,000 therapy sessions each year, with services in English and Spanish. Faculty members estimate that two-thirds of the clients are considered impoverished and cannot be served by the local mental health system because of county budgetary constraints or other barriers to access.
The center gives graduate students an opportunity to gain clinical experience in marriage, family and child counseling. The sessions are videotaped and monitored by licensed supervisors.
Clients are expected to pay for their sessions, but fees are on a sliding scale.
The center is open seven days a week, providing individual, family, couples, group and child therapy. The Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision has recognized the center as an exceptional training facility and community service provider.