About Us



WACCC was originally founded over 20 years ago by Dr. Ugarte in the hope of providing affordable mental health services to the residents of Huntington Park and the surrounding communities. Dr. Ugarte believed that all people deserve to live fulfilling lives and are the creators of their own destiny.

Over 20 years later, we continue to support all of our clients as they strive to reach their personal goals. We provide mental health services to lower and middle income households because we truly believe that mental health services should be accessible to everyone who need them. Each one of our clients comes to us with unique challenges and stories – true change can happen when we help them recognize their strengths and provide them with the tools they need to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.

Our Philosophy

AT WACCC we listen to our client\’s concerns, respect preferences, empower families and encourage clients to take charge of their direction of their life. We take a systemic approach to helping individuals and families .

Our Vision

At WACCC we strive to provide respectful treatment to people of every background, experience, and culture. No matter how small or big of a step someone is taking, we support them by providing a welcoming atmosphere.


Our Team


Rosa M. Izquierdo


Rosa is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Rosa works with individuals…

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Edward Gonzalez


Family counselor, Edward Gonzalez, LMFT, MS (Master of Family Counseling) graduated from the University of California, Dominguez Hills…

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Irene Salazar

Group Facilitator

Irene Salazar, M-RAS, CSC, AS, a Registered and Certified in the State of California with a Master’s Level Clinical…

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Alfonso Garcia

LMFT Irene Salazar

I am a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (Spanish-English-Portuguese), I graduated at the California Baptist University…

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Patricia Barajas

Office Manager

I am the Office Manager of West Advisory Christian Counseling Center. I have been working at this center for approximately 18 years…

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We\’re Hiring

If you are currently a MFT Trainee or an MFT Intern and are interested in obtaining hours for licensure we can provide the support to launching you into a successful therapist.

Part-time and full-time positions are available to candidates who are interested in providing individual and family therapy. We’re looking for candidates who are professional, well-organized and be an agent of change for community we serve..

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