“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change.” — Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
West Coast Counseling and Group Therapy Center (WCCC)
is a recognized leader in dual-diagnosis outpatient therapy, with a team of experienced and distinguished psychotherapists located in Encino and Westlake Village.
WCCC therapists work to meet the individual needs and goals of each client using a comprehensive and collaborative modality.
Our therapists believe in a whole health approach to therapy that focuses on healing the mind, body and soul as way to help you work through your pain. This enables you to move forward and achieve a feeling of contentment and realize your full potential.
The initial complementary phone consultation with Cindy Busto, LCSW or Jody Frank, LCSW, allows them to hear your needs and to customize an appropriate therapy plan for you.
“After over 30 years of working
together our passion and commitment
is as powerful today as the day we
created our center. It is our intention that every client, family member, or colleague feel warmth and comfort as soon as they walk through our door. We are true believers in a direct, interactive and hands-on approach to therapy with a little humor sprinkled in.” — Jody and Cindy
For an initial group interview at no charge, call 818.986.0600 ext. 1 / 2.
Alongside your peers, you will learn healthy and age-appropriate ways to relate to family, friends, partners and authority figures. Start or continue to discover who you are and gain confidence in your life decisions.
You are not alone. We all struggle at times with family, friends, children and career dilemmas. You will share your feelings, fears and anxiety with other women, honestly and without judgment. Develop strategies and tools to repair and heal your pain.
An interactive and straightforward group for men who desire to get unstuck, go deeper and meet their potential. Connect with self and others effectively. Be heard, received and respected within your intimate relationships, friendships, workplace and your family. Share your truth without consequences.
Namaste Mindfulness Meditation Group offers a time and space for you to focus on yourself, intimately and authentically. Come relax, learn strategies to navigate anxiety, expand your creativity and cognitive abilities or simply connect with like-minded individuals. No experience or materials required.
I met Cindy Busto and Jody Frank in 1992 when I was lucky enough to join West Coast Counseling Center as an associate. Twenty-two years later I can proudly say that I would still refer to either of them without reservation because they are two of the most gifted and talented clinicians I know. It’s been my privilege to be their close colleague all these years, and their warm, direct, intuitive styles provide a valuable resource in our therapeutic community.
Andrew S., LCSW
I am a practicing psychiatrist and have worked closely with Jody and Cindy for several years. They do fantastic work with clients. I would recommend them wholeheartedly!
Jody Frank has been in my life and my son’s life since 2000, when I was going through a divorce and sought counseling to help with the difficult transition, and each time life has thrown me a curve ball, I return to Jody. We literally would not be the people we are today without Jody! She’s a class act, a true professional, and a woman the likes of which I’ve only met the one — her! Anyone who seeks her counsel is in the very best of hands.
WCCC is an essential part of my life. I have spent productive years with Cindy Busto dealing with issues that have led to healing, recovery and life balance. She has equipped me with tools I use daily to make sure I stay in a positive direction and avoid problematic personal triggers. The value of our work together has shown itself in personal and professional growth. I’m deeply grateful for Cindy’s knowledge, compassion and guidance. I feel safe at all times even when being pushed to address my most difficult issues. My life is not perfect, but having Cindy help me through the rough patches gives me a better perspective and ultimately a place where I know I can begin to get back on track.
Jody is a master therapist and teacher. I have the highest confidence in her and the people she has supervised. The success of her interns is a testament to her skills and knowledge. Not only is she talented but also one of the warmest and most genuine people that I know.
Joanne Barron, Psy.D. — Licensed Psychologist at Psychologist