Counseling & Helplines

OCF Provided Services

Pastoral Counseling - If you would like to make an appointment with one of our pastor-elders, please contact our church office (310.414.4555/ ).

Pastoral Marriage Counseling - If you would like to make an appointment with one of our pastor-elders and his wife for marriage counseling, please contact our church office (310.414.4555/ ).

Wisdom Councils - A group of 5-6 mature OCF members who gather together for a meeting to offer input and insight about decision in an individual’s life. It’s not designed to address long-term emotional or relational needs, typically meets a single time to offer wisdom. Contact Dennis and Janis Bice.

Professional Counseling for Individuals, Couples & Families

CIFT South Bay (714.558.9266) 

Journeys Counseling Ministry (714.957.1973/ )

New Life Counseling (800.639.5433)

Resources Offered through Neighboring Churches

***Not every group listed is currently meeting so be sure to follow up with each contact/church for their most up-to-date meeting information.***

Celebrate Recovery - An on-going Christ-centered recovery program.

Baycities Community Church (Torrance) - Contact Meaghan Grider

Hawthorne Foursquare Church (Hawthorne) - Contact Frank Lares

Hilltop Community Church of Christ (El Segundo) - Contact Monica Moreland

Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) -  Contact 

Journey South Bay Church (Redondo Beach) - Contact David Sudduth 

DivorceCare - A 13-week support group for those who have gone through or are going through a divorce.

Bread of Life Church (Torrance) - Contact Helen Lee Tsou (310.325.7777 x221)

Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) - Contact Wendy Ettenger

GriefShare - A 14-week support group for those who've lost a loved one.

Bread of Life Church (Torrance) - Contact Helen Lee Tsou (310.325.7777 x221)

Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) - Contact Wendy Ettenger

Rolling Hills Covenant Church (Rolling Hills Estates) - Contact Carol Farnworth (310.874.9353) 

Harbor Rock Recovery - A non-profit organziation serving the community with Recovery Resources that include assessment, referrals, biblical coaching and counseling, intervention services and Christian sober living environments.  Contact Pastor Dan Bradford (310.699.4987/ )

Living Grace Group - A 12-week support group for family members of those suffering from mental health difficulties or disorders.

Journey of Faith (Manhattan Beach) - Contact Wendy Ettenger

General Community Resources

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC) - A non-profit that provides hundreds of different types of services. Not only are physical needs met, but emotional and spiritual needs are met as well. For help, please call the Love INC office at (310.831.7038).

Family Promise of the South Bay - A community-based approach, engaging both the local community, as well as houses of faith in the effort to combat family homelessness. Guests in this program receive a full complement of resources, support, and services as they work toward their own stability and self-reliance. For help, please contact the Family Promise office at (310) 782-8196.

Here is a listing of community information and referral services at low or no cost. Resources include counseling, shelters, classes, support groups, meals and more. Click Here to Download.