Counseling and Psychotherapy

We offer counseling for individuals, families, couples, and groups. You and your therapist will work in collaboration to identify your goals, discuss what you want from therapy, and figure out how you will assess your progress. You can expect that your therapist will take your concerns seriously and help you deal with them more effectively. All clinicians are open to discussions about any concerns you may have.

The first step to getting into counseling is scheduling and completing a phone screen. Click on the link below to go to our online scheduler. A clinicians will call you on the day at time you request. The phone screen takes about 20 minutes.

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If you have Medi-Cal through Alameda County Behavioral Health and are hoping to have services covered by your insurance, please call the ACCESS line at 1-800-491-9099 and ask for a referral, for mental health services, to Pacific Center. Medi-Cal covers mental health services for individual and family therapy, but a Medi-Cal representative has to approve therapy as medically necessary. This step must be completed before scheduling your phone screen. Unfortunately, we will not be able to conduct a phone screen if we do not have your referral letter beforehand. 


If you have any questions please reach out to our clinic staff at 510.548.8283 x250 or visit the ACBHS ACCESS webpage.

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQ/IA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County.