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About Us

Life Source Training Institute & Affordable Counseling is a federally registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It was founded in 2008 by Dr. Avis Attaway, LMFT. Dr. Attaway saw the need for more training opportunities for local graduate students in the mental health counseling fields. In addition, she realized there was a dire need for affordable and accessible counseling services in the Riverside community and surrounding areas. 

Through partnerships with California based graduate counseling programs we serve as a practicum site for M.A. and Psy.D. graduate students. Some of our University partnerships include Loma Linda University, Pepperdine University, California State University, California Baptist University and many more. After students complete their practicum requirements and receive their degrees, many of them become associate therapists with us to practice building and maintaining their own private practice while finishing up their licensure requirements. 

The standards of treatment at Life Source have been carefully designed to offer a more comprehensive approach that will benefit the clients long-term, while training therapists to develop an approach which goes beyond simple problem-solving to include resolutions to patterns of behavior in individuals, couples and families. This has been made possible because the clients have paid for services from their own pockets and are not subject to insurance limitations of frequency or approval of treatment plans.

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Meet Our Staff

Our staff of trainee therapists are currently finishing up their respective degrees. Our associate therapists have completed their programs and are now working towards licensure. Both of our clinical supervisors oversee both our trainee and associate therapists and each of their cases.