Free and Low Fee Services

Name of Service

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, Orange County Chapter (DBSA)
 Location Orange, CA
 Phone 714-764-8534
 Email [email protected]
 Fee Range Free services
 Appointment Hours Online Zoom groups M-F 7-9 pm; in-person meetings F 7-9 pm; other meetings listed at
Description of Services/Populations Served We are a non-profit chapter of a national organization focused on understanding and treating depression and bipolar mood disorders. We offer free support groups; a newsletter; a resource center with volunteers to receive calls, emails, and visitors; a lending library of reading, listening, & viewing material on depression and bipolar mood disorders. Vietnamese, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese support is also available.


 Name of Service  2-1-1 Orange County
 Location  Orange County
 Phone  211
 Fee Range  Free
 Appointment Hours  24 hours
Description of Services/Populations Served  2-1-1 Orange County was established in response to a fundamental challenge: most people in need don't realize there are programs that might help them, or they don't realize they're eligible to receive such help.  Others may understand there may be help available but have no idea how to access it.  


 Name of Service  Fran's Place - Center for Cancer Counseling
 Location  Newport Beach
 Phone  949-474-4337
 Email  [email protected]
 Fee Range  No charge
 Appointment Hours  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Description of Services/Populations Served Founded in 2000, Center for Cancer Counseling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and leader in the area of providing No-Charge, Psycho-Oncology services for cancer patients and their families to help improve quality of life.  The Center's California licensed therapists conveniently offer services in both English and Spanish, remotely via secure video and FaceTime to all California residents.The Center's mission has been to provide No-Charge, compassionate, and strength-based care, in partnership with patients and families, to help gain the necessary skills to manage the emotional, psychological, physical and life altering challenges that accompany a diagnosis of cancer.  The Center strives to positively impact the cancer community by embracing people of all races, gender, and socioeconomic status including all who are underserved and/or struggling financially due to their diagnosis. 


 Name of Service  Frances L. Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy, Chapman University
 Location  Orange
 Phone  714-997-6746
 Fee Range  $15-$60 (sliding scale based on gross monthly income)
 Appointment Hours  Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm;  Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am-3pm; Sun Closed
Description of Services/Populations Served  Individuals, couples and families


 Name of Service  Pepperdine University Clinics and Counseling Center
 Location  Irvine
 Phone  949-223-2570

 [email protected]

 Fee Range  $25-$95
 Appointment Hours  Mon-Fri 9am-7pm
Description of Services/Population Served

 Individual, couples, families, children and adolescents, English and Spanish


 Name of Service  Casa de la Familia
 Location  Santa Ana
 Phone  714-667-5220
 Email  [email protected]
 Fee Range  $60-$100 (If a licensed therapist is requested, fee range is $80-$120/sliding scale based on monthly income)
 Appointment Hours  8am-7pm
Description of Services/Populations Served Individual, couples, families, ages 6 and above. Most sessions are Telehealth. Bilingual therapists available.


 Name of Service  Hope International University Counseling Center
 Location   Fullerton
 Phone  714-879-3901 ext 1266
 Fee Range   $5-$70 (sliding scale based on monthly income)
 Appointment Hours  Mon-Fri 9am-8pm
 Description of Services/Populations Served Offer counseling with prelicensed trainee therapists. In-person and Telehealth sessions (phone only, no video), all   populations served. Undergraduate and Graduate students receive a discounted rate.


 Name of Service
 Location  United States
 Phone (800) 973-1540

Psychological and Social Impacts of Aging


Description                                                       People often experience loneliness and isolation due to various factors as they age. Retirement can lead to a loss of work related social connections. Changes in family dynamics, such as relocations or busy schedules, can reduce the frequency of visits. Additionally, health challenges like hearing issues for mobility loss can limit social interaction, further contributing to feelings of isolation in older adults. To help seniors experiencing loneliness and isolation, we made a guide that discusses who is at risk of loneliness and how it can affect their health and well-being. It also includes a list of resources to help older adults foster a greater sense of connection.