It is always a fantastic night when Airport Marina Counseling Service holds their gala.  The local business community, LAPD, Rotarians, LAFD, politicians, and more come together for a night of entertainment, socializing, and food and drinks for a great cause.  Join us!

  • Thursday, May 19, 2022 @ Drollinger Family Stage on the LMU Campus

Here is a message from Airport Marina Counseling Service:

Join Janie Guthrie-Skjervem, Event Chair, and Airport Marina Counseling Service as we honor Valeria Velasco, Vice President, Board of Airport Commissioners, Los Angeles World Airports, as the 2022 Community Builder. We are planning a fun and exciting in-person event that will bring us closer than ever and raise funds to make sure everyone in our community can access the mental health services they need.



  • Award Presentations
  • AMCS in Action
  • Live Auction
  • The Comedy of Fritz Coleman


For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities and tickets please contact Bill Morgan at [email protected]

AMCS’ Mission is…

Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) provides accessible community based mental health services; and provides quality training to therapists.

AMCS is a nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic that has been serving the greater LAX region since 1962. From its opening in 1962 to now, AMCS has continued to grow and expand it programs and services. Today, we serve hundreds of individuals, children and families and couples weekly, and our services are provided on a sliding-scale basis.

As affordable mental health resources become more difficult to find, more people living further away from AMCS depend upon its services. Though we have no geographical boundaries, the Clinic currently serves the greater LAX area including Westchester, El Segundo, Culver City, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey and Venice, Santa Monica, Torrance, South Los Angeles and extended areas of Los Angeles County. AMCS offers comprehensive therapeutic services to individuals, children and families, couples and older adults, many of whom would otherwise have little access to counseling.  Open seven days a week, Airport Marina Counseling Service provides an array of successful programs, both at the Clinic and off-site, to meet the needs of people of all ages.

Airport Marina Counseling Service, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic that serves the LAX, South Bay and Westside areas of Los Angeles. The mission of AMCS is two-fold: to provide affordable, community based mental health services, and to train mental health therapists.

For 58 years, AMCS has offered confidential and professional psychotherapy services helping people to express their feelings, solve their problems, and find new ways to cope with life.

View video to learn more about AMCS.

View past Spring into Well Being Celebration photos by Venice Paparazzi

Airport Marina Counseling Service’s Spring into Well-Being Celebration. Photo by

AMCS’ CEO Eden Balis. ©

AMCS’ CEO Eden Balis and NBC4 Weathercaster Fritz Coleman

AMCS’ Event Chair Jane St. John

Center front row: AMCS’ founder Mary Ellen

Red Carpet and photo booth by

Playa Venice Rotary Club

AMCS’ CEO Eden Balis. ©

Gotcha Tony Palermo!

Karen Dial

Venice Paparazzi’s Edizen and Fritz.

AMCS’ Spring into Well-Being Celebration. Photo by @VenicePaparazzi

Kelly King, Diane and Larry Barretti, Lauren and Tony Palermo enjoying the Venice Paparazzi photo booth.

Hometown News’ Stephanie Davis

Re-live 2016, 2018, 2018 & 2019 Spring into Well Being Celebration photos by Venice Paparazzi

  • #AMCS and photo credit @VenicePaparazzi
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