Welcome to The Center For Community Counseling

The Center is a non-profit mental health organization that for more than three decades has been a resource for low-income and uninsured adults in Lane County who are in need of mental health services but have no other means of receiving assistance.
Services are offered on a sliding scale based on income.  Some 100 professional volunteers donate nearly 4,000 hours of counseling to clients during an average year.
Among offerings of the CCC are anger management classes, workshops and training on parenting skills, group sessions and classes on managing emotions, short- and long-term counseling for individual adults, and information on and referral to additional mental health and parenting resources.The typical person receiving services at the Center is a single parent supporting two children who is unemployed or underemployed, has an average income of less than $600 per month, and reports having themselves been abused as a child (97 percent of clients).

Hello Conference Participants,

The location of our conference, “Listen to Your Body, Change Your Brain”, has changed to  St. Thomas Church  - cross street is Cal Young / same parking lot as Center for Community Counseling,    1465 Coburg Road,     Eugene, OR 97401
Take the Coburg Exit off Belt Line and head south
From Downtown Eugene – cross Ferry Street Bridge, past Oakway Mall and continue to Cal Young (light).  After the light at Cal Young - Take immediate right into the church parking lot.  We are located directly across the street from Safeway (Sheldon Plaza). 
We will be using the church’s parish hall.  When facing the church, the entrance is on the right side beyond the main entrance to the church.  
    Registration/Morning coffee & tea will now begin at 8:30 AM – 9 AM
    Welcome from CCC Board Chair, Laurel Anderson, LCSW and Executive Clinical Director of CCC, Melissa Thomas – will begin at 9AM – 9:10 AM
The Conference will now end at 5PM.  
There are places nearby for lunch during your break at 12:30 – 1:30:
    Mongolian Grill in Safeway shopping center across Coburg
    Market of Choice on Willakenzie – salad bar & other delicious foods
    Dairy Queen
    Wild Duck 

CCC 2014 Spring Conference – April 11, 2014:  Listen to Your Body, Change Your Brain. Andrea Isaacs – Teacher, coach and creator of EnneaMotion and Somatic Focusing

Registration is at top right of this page.



Conference leader Andrea Isaacs has worked in personal and spiritual development for 30 years using the Enneagram model of understanding human interaction. Taking its name from a nine-pointed geometric figure, the approach focuses on the strengths, weaknesses, connections and needs of nine personality archetypes. Building on that foundation, Isaacs has incorporated body awareness and simple exercises to create the EnneaMotion system for increasing emotional intelligence. 

Save the Date!

Center for Community Counseling Chocolate and Chuckles Comedy Benefit, Wildish Theater, May 10, 2014

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Winter Conference - The Psychology of Money, Power and Relationships

Jerrold Lee Shapiro and conferees att CCC Winter Conference - The Psychology of Money in Professional RelationshipsThe January Mental Health Conference, The Psychology of Money and Professional Relationships, was a successful day of expanding knowledge around attitudes, values and beliefs about money.

Forty-five attendees spent the day at Lane Community College’s Downtown Campus’ light and bright meeting room.  Lively and interactive discussions, role-plays and a panel presentation made this conference a true and active learning experience.   Many thanks to our sponsor, MCS Family Wealth Advisors, and the Mental Health Conference Committee:  MB Barlow, Kim Morton, Laurel Anderson, Rick Friedrich, Jon Davies, Michael Stalker and Melissa Thomas.  Here is the conference description - http://ccceugene.org/ccc-winter-mental-health-conference


Dr. Shapiro has generously shared his slides with us. (These are intended as handouts, and are less detailed than the slides which were shown.)  Click on links below to open PDF in new tab/window.  You can also save.


Counseling center shows value of voluntarism

The Register Guard - 12/26/13

GUEST VIEWPOINT by Melissa Thomas

As the song says, this is “the most wonderful time of the year” for many of us, with its beautiful lights, good food, family, friends, gifts and the promise of a new year. But there are clients of the Center for Community Counseling who are fighting the winds and rain of depression, anxiety, and flashbacks of childhood abuse and neglect. These people gain resilience through the work they do with our volunteer counselors. It helps them hang on another day.

For 35 years, the CCC has been committed to providing counseling services to low-income, uninsured or underinsured people. We are one of Lane County’s “safety net” agencies. Our dedicated cadre of more than 80 clinicians volunteer their time to serve our clients. In this past year we’ve served 340 clients in 2,927 sessions for an overall donated value of $263,430.