Our Community Center
We serve our local Los Angeles Community in Three Areas:
- Individual and Family Counseling – Private one-on one counseling by licensed therapists. Affordable scale options are available. Learn more here.
- Therapy and Wellness Groups – We believe healthy interaction with people is vital to wellbeing. We offer several different types of groups from specific therapeutic offerings to yoga classes. Our therapists are happy to recommend groups to you. Some groups require a recommendation from a therapist. Other groups are what we call “drop-in” groups that are not a part of a series and require no recommendation from a therapist. See our calendar for more details about groups, sign up and costs.
- Leadership, Civic Engagement and Volunteer Opportunities – We offer special groups and activities to inspire leadership in areas that important to you. These groups, activities and events will also be listed on our calendar.
Be sure to look at the details on groups and activities to learn about recommendation and sign up requirements, schedule and costs per group. Some groups are complimentary and some have a fee to attend. Also be sure to look at our membership model where you can access events at a discounted monthly rate. On free events, we appreciate and encourage a small donation.
Our group offerings are the best way to learn about The Relational Center. After attending one event or group you are likely to hear someone affectionately refer to The Relational Center as “TRC.” Our therapists, volunteers and community members come to TRC to be served and be of service. We love our community and know you will find a special place for TRC in your heart too.
Healing Support (counseling)
Our Community Center is here to help you take steps to end disconnection. You can come on your own, bring a friend or partner, or join a group of people who are struggling with the same feelings. What step are you ready to take?
- relate to each other with empathy
- navigate challenging communication issues
- deepen intimacy
- design your own creative relationship arrangements
- understand your needs more clearly
- tolerate and value intense feelings
- expand your capacity to navigate complicated relationships
- build enduring connections with a wider network of support
- engage in healthy community
Connections (therapy and wellness groups)
Our community center is here to help you take steps out of disconnection and into community. The most sustainable wellness comes from integrating many parts of our experience: emotional process, physical fitness, social disconnections, food, values, civic engagement, etc. Here you will find many other people who are taking steps to get connected and figure out what holistic wellness means for them. A monthly plan at The Relational Center gives you access to community connection, groups in which to practice mutual care, and a variety of wellness classes including meditation, yoga, and movement.
- Learning how trauma lives in your neurology and body
- Understanding how food influences your emotions
- Storytelling to discover your core values and leadership
- Women’s and men’s drop-in groups
- Making meaning of grief and loss
Shared Leadership (Leadership, Civic Engagement and Volunteer Opportunities)
The more you do to promote connection, the more connected you will feel. In fact, you alone cannot end disconnection for yourself. People need to learn about the harms of disconnection and how to overcome them, therefore we encourage you to share stories of how you are overcoming these harms every day. This kind of story-telling brings us into deeper connection, by reminding us of the values worthy of our struggles. We offer a workshop series to help you craft these stories. Here you will get to share your stories with others and hear theirs too. You can also join a Citizen Circle, where you can share your story with even more people and build the ground for taking action in support of social justice.
The need for a strong social fabric is crucial to our collective wellbeing. Individuals in isolation cannot sustain wellbeing if their environment is not well. At our Community Project, we collaborate with people to take action and improve everyone’s quality of life. We also work with local businesses, schools, and the neighborhood council to better understand the struggles and hopes of our local community.
“A morally and civically responsible individual recognizes himself or herself as a member of a larger social fabric and therefore considers social problems to be at least partly his or her own; such an individual is willing to see the moral and civic dimensions of issues, to make and justify informed moral and civic judgments, and to take action when appropriate.”
— Thomas Ehrlich, Civic Responsibility and Higher Education, 2000.
- Teaching yoga classes, meditation groups, dance classes, etc.
- Orienting new members of our community to what we offer.
- Intake and risk assessment for potential counseling clients.
- Leading workshops, teaching art classes, hosting movie nights, etc.
We would love to have your skills and leadership in our community. If you have ideas not listed above, we want to learn about them and talk to you about getting involved.
Call us: 323-935-1807
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org