Off-Campus Mental Health Referrals

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This website and the links below from the USF Dean of Students Office provide information about off-campus mental health counseling/therapy and psychiatry (medication) services in San Francisco. See the menu at left for links to referral information for the East Bay, South Bay, and other parts of California.

Additional referrals can be found through your insurance provider's website/customer service, through NetworkTherapy.com, and through Psychology Today's Therapist Finder. You can also contact CAPS for assistance with and information on referrals.

Resources from the Dean of Students Office

Students with USF-sponsored Aetna insurance can make an appointment with a therapist or psychiatrist who takes Aetna (there is a copay per visit) or receive teletherapy support for non-crisis mental health concerns for free through Inpathy. If you have questions about the plan, visit the Aetna website, contact Aetna customer service, or contact USF's Health Promotion Office.

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list of agencies that provide counseling/therapy. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. Scroll down for resources for those with Medi-Cal/SF Health Plan.

4614 California
4614 California Street, San Francisco
(415) 379-4591
United, Aetna, Blue Shield

Greenwich Psychotherapy
2182 Greenwich Street, San Francisco
2nd location: 119 Ward Street, Larkspur, CA
(415) 515-7806
United, Blue Shield, Cigna

Kaiser Psychiatry
4141 Geary Boulevard
(415) 833-2292
Must have Kaiser

Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates
2019 Webster Street, San Francisco
(415) 409-0944
2nd location: 490 Post St, Suite 103, San Francisco
(415) 296-5290
Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield (Magellan), Cigna, MHN, Optum, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Alternatives & Wellness Center
Multiple locations in SF
(415) 237-0377
Medication, therapy, and holistic approaches
Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthnet, Magellan, MHN, Oxford Healthcare, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health, Value Options (Beacon)

Some (but not all) of these agencies provide both psychiatry services and counseling/therapy. Note that the following is not a comprehensive list of agencies that provide psychiatry services. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. Scroll down for resources for those with Medi-Cal/SF Health Plan.

Baywell Psychiatry
582 Market Street, Suite 812
(415) 922-9122
Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Blue Shield/Magellan, Cigna, Lifesynch Humana

Community Psychiatry
3061 Fillmore Street
Multiple locations
(415) 292-3440
Takes all major insurance

Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
2211 Post Street, #200
(650) 301-4690
Medications only
Takes all major insurance

CPMC Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
2323 Sacramento Street, 2nd Floor
(415) 600-3247
Takes all major insurance

Savant Care
490 Post Street, Suite 1616
(415) 662-8362
Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, HealthNet, Humana, MHN, Tricare

Kaiser Psychiatry
4141 Geary Boulevard
(415) 833-2292
Must have Kaiser

Pacific Coast Psychiatric Associates
2019 Webster Street
(415) 409-0944
2nd location: 490 Post Street, Suite 103
(415) 296-5290
Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield (Magellan), Cigna, MHN, Optum, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health

Psychiatric Alternatives & Wellness Center
Multiple locations in SF
(415) 237-0377
Medication, therapy, and holistic approaches
Aetna, Anthem/Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Healthnet, Magellan, MHN, Oxford Healthcare, SutterSelect, United Behavioral Health, Value Options (Beacon)

TMS Health Solutions
350 Parnassus Avenue, Suite 201
(844) 867-8444
Medication, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy
Takes all major insurance

For clients who receive Medi-Cal services through the San Francisco Health Plan, behavioral health (mental health) services for mild to moderate concerns are provided through Beacon Health Options; call (855) 371-8117 or visit https://www.beaconhealthoptions.com/ for referrals.

Additional mental health services for San Francisco residents with Medi-Cal or SF Health Plan or other SF residents with limited resources can be accessed through the San Francisco Department of Public Health; call (415) 255-3737 or (888) 246-333 24/7.

VARIOUS

REFERRALS FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN AND BLACK STUDENTS

REFERRALS FOR CHINESE AND ASIAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS

  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American database: A national database for finding AAPI therapists; Asian Mental Health Collective contains additional information and resources.
  • Chinese Therapist Database: A database of therapists and psychiatrists in China (and Chinese clinicians in other countries), who can provide services in person and through remote therapy. Most only accept out-of-pocket private pay. The site also has apps students can download to their phones. Similar to Psychology Today, this website/app also offers helpful psychoeducation content covering a wide range of mental health topics in Mandarin.
  • Chinese (Mandarin) Speaking (普通话) Resources (last updated: 05/2015)
  • Free Support from Beijing Normal University: Free psychological support services provided by Beijing Normal University through online consultation appointments and a support hotline. Available to people in China who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as medical personnel, Chinese students overseas, and people who have or have had COVID-19. Services available for free from April 2020 to April 2022.

REFERRALS FOR LATINX STUDENTS

  • Latinx Therapy: A site with various resources for Latinx mental health, including a national database of therapists.
  • Therapy for Latinx: A national database for finding Latinx therapists.
  • Gaylesta: A national database for finding LGBTQI+ therapists.
  • National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network: A site listing queer and trans therapists of color. The National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network is a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color.

All of the following provide sliding-scale or low-fee counseling services. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of agencies. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. 

Asian Community Mental Health Services
310 8th Street, Suite #201, Oakland
(510) 869-6000
Other locations in San Leandro and Richmond
Multilingual and multicultural mental health services for Asians and Pacific Islanders, including immigrants and refugees

Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Clinic, The Wright Institute
1918 University Avenue, Suite 2B, Berkeley
(510) 923-2241
CBT-based individual and group therapy for adults

Berkeley Therapy Institute
1749 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
(510) 841-8484
Three buildings, with some wheelchair accessible; psychotherapy for individuals of all ages, as well as for couples, families; and groups; ADD/ADHD assessment and treatment

Blue Oak Therapy Center
3101 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 649-9818
Therapy for individuals, children, teens, parents, and couples

Center for Creative Growth
1221 Marin Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 527-2100
Affordable fee, first session is free; individual, couples, family, and group therapy

Earth Circles Counseling Center
166 Santa Clara Avenue, Oakland
(510) 601-1929
Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, and groups

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center
360 Grand Avenue, #46, Oakland
(510) 394-5065
Multiple locations
Counseling for children, teens, adults, couples, families, and groups in Marin, San Francisco, and the East Bay

Oak Creek Relational Counseling Center
2901 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
(888) 637-7404
2nd location: 2100 Monument Boulevard, Pleasant Hill
Psychotherapy and counseling for individuals, couples, families, children, and groups

Pacific Center for Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
(510) 548-8283
LGBTQ+-focused therapy

The Psychotherapy Institute
2232 Carleton Street, Berkeley
(510) 548-2250
Therapy for adults and couples

Women’s Therapy Center
2105 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
(510) 524-8288
Therapy for adult women of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, as well as adolescent girls, couples, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals

The Wright Institute Clinic
Addison Street Clinic, Berkeley
(510) 548-9716
Psychodynamic therapy offered on sliding scale or with Alameda County Medi-Cal with pre-approval through Alameda County Central Services; to use Medi-Cal insurance, first contact Alamedia County ACCESS for approval at (800) 491-9099

Orange County

PRIVATE THERAPISTS

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. For more info on these therapists and/or to find other private therapists, please visit The Psychology Today Therapist Finder website.

Angela Arendt, L.M.F.T.
630 S. Glassell, Suite 100G, Orange, CA
(714) 725-8918
Offers sliding-scale fees

Townes Eimer, L.M.F.T.
629 East Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA
(714) 794-5824
Offers sliding-scale fees

Kristin Kinsfogel, Ph.D.
541 East Chapman Avenue, Suite A, Orange, CA
(949) 395-7076
Offers sliding-scale fees

Lori A. McCarty, L.C.S.W.
58 Plaza Square, Suite A, Orange, CA
(714) 584-5827
Offers sliding-scale fees

Jason Odegaard, L.M.F.T.
1940 West Orangewood Avenue, #110, Orange, CA
(562) 458-1054
Offers sliding-scale fees

David Pincus, Ph.D.
541 East Chapman Avenue, Suite A-2, Orange, CA
(714) 584-4925

Christy Zail, L.M.F.T.
222 W. Main Street, Suite 203, Tustin, CA
(714) 386-9717

COUNSELING CENTERS

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings.

Center for Individual and Family Therapy
840 Town & Country Road, Orange, CA
(714) 558-9266
Offers sliding-scale fees; Christian counseling

Frances Smith Center for Individual and Family Therapy
501 W. Palm Avenue, Crean Building, Orange, CA
(714) 997-6746
Offers sliding-scale fees

Hope Counseling Center
Hope International University, 2400 East Katella Avenue, #900, Anaheim, CA
(714) 879-3901
Offers sliding-scale fees; individual, couples, family, child, teen, and premarital therapy

Mariposa Women & Family Center
812 W. Town & Country Road
Orange, CA  92868
(714) 547-6494
Offers sliding-scale fees; individual therapy for women; group therapy (gender-specific); couple and family therapy; substance abuse treatment for men, women, and teens

Los Angeles & LA County

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings. Additional low-fee therapy resources in the Los Angeles area can be found at RealHope.com.

APAIT
3055 Wilshire Blvd. #300, Los Angeles
(213) 375-3830
2nd location: 12900 Garden Grove Boulevard, Suite 225B, Garden Grove, CA
Culturally appropriate behavioral health treatment, counseling, and social support for people with HIV/AIDS

The Center Professional Counseling
5445 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, North Hollywood
(818) 761-2227
Therapy for individuals, couples, families, children, and adolescents

Child and Family Center
21545 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita
(661) 259-9439
Individual, group, family, and school-based counseling for children, teens, and adults, as well as intensive in-home care

Counseling West
4419 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 310, Sherman Oaks
(818) 990-9898
Therapy for individuals, couples, family, and children; multicultural and multilingual

Miracle Mile Community Practice
5055 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310, Los Angeles
(323) 939-6355
2nd location: 512 Main Street, Suite 2, El Segundo
Narrative therapy for individuals, couples, youth, and families

Open Paths Counseling Center
5731 W. Slauson Avenue, Suite 175, Culver City
(310) 258-9677
Therapy for individuals, couples, families, children, and groups; domestic violence and anger management; LGBTQIA therapy and support; most services in English and Spanish

Playa Vista Mental Health
12057 Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles
(323) 813-6218
Individual and couples therapy, medication evaluation and prescription, neuropsychological evaluation, nutrition consultation

Santa Clarita Valley Mental Health Center
23501 Cinema Drive, Suites 200 & 210, Valencia
(800) 854-7771/(661) 288-4800
Comprehensive mental health and case management services for LA County residents with severe diagnoses; multilingual

Self Help Los Angeles
8531 Florence Avenue, Suite 200, Downey
(562) 567-1930
2nd location: 2101 N Main Street, Suite C, Santa Ana
Neurobiology-based RESULTS Therapy™

Southern California Counseling Center
5615 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles
(323) 937-1344
2nd location: 10950 S. Central Ave: WLCAC Campus, Los Angeles
(323) 556-2358
Therapy for individuals, couples, families, and children

Valencia Therapy Services
23236 Lyons Avenue, Suite 212, Santa Clarita
Contact online via web form
Therapy for individuals, couples, groups, children, teens, and families

Valley Community Counseling Clinic
6400 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite #260, North Hollywood
(818) 763-2084
Therapy for individuals, couples, families, children, and parents

Women's Clinic Counseling Center
11500 West Olympic Blvd. Ste 422, Los Angeles
(310) 479-7100, ext. 103
Therapy for men, women, and couples

Wright Institute Los Angeles
11845 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 505W, Los Angeles
(424) 371-5191
Individual, couple, family, and group therapy

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings.

Asian Pacific Community Counseling
7273 14th Ave Ste 120-B, Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 383-6783
Need referral through County of Sacramento/no-fee clinic

HOPE Counseling Center (Healthy Outcomes for Personal Enrichment)
2623 24th Street, Sacramento
(916) 444-2170
2nd location: 720 Sunrise Avenue, 202 C, Roseville
(916) 780-1059
Individuals, couples, children, families, groups; sliding scale based on income

La Familia Counseling Center Inc.
5523 34th St, Sacramento
916-452-3601
Services for children and adolescents 0 to 21, families, and individuals with Medi-Cal

Mercy Medical Group/Dignity Health
Various locations
(916) 924-6400
Most major insurance, accept private pay

River Rock Counseling
4944 Sunrise Blvd Ste J-5, Fair Oaks
(916) 347-0431
Individuals, couples, children, family

Sacramento State University, Counseling & Diagnostic Services
Sacramento State University, Eureka Hall Room 421, 6000 J Street, Sacramento
(916) 278-6252
Individual, couples, children, and family therapy

Terkensha Associates
811 Grand Avenue, Suite D, Sacramento
(916) 922-9868
2nd location: 2829 Watt Avenue, Suite 200, Sacramento
(916) 418-0828
Psychiatry and psychological services for children and adolescents 3 to 21 with Medi-Cal; call Sacramento Child Access first at 916-875-9980 to be referred

University of California, Davis Medical Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Department, various locations
(916) 734-3574
Various therapy, psychiatry, and forensic psychology services; early psychosis program for adolescents and young adults

Weave, Inc. 
(916) 920-2952 (domestic violence hotline)
(916) 448-2321 (administration)
Domestic violence and sexual assault services

Well Space Health
Multiple locations in Sacramento area
(916) 368-3111 (24-hour crisis line)
(916) 737-5555 (appointments)

Windows of Hope Counseling Centers
2509 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento
(916) 412-5679
2nd location: 212 Judah Street, Roseville 
(916) 412-5679
Individual, couples, children, families; sliding scale based on income

Note that the following is not a comprehensive list. USF offers this list as a resource, and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings.

Chinn Street Counseling Center
405 Chinn Street, Santa Rosa
Individuals, families, groups; short- or long-term therapy. Call for information about cost/insurance.

Chrysalis Community Counseling Services
1821 4th Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 545-1670, extension 264
Feminist counseling for men, women, families, children; sliding scale based on income

Psych Strategies
1160 North Dutton Avenue, Suite 230, Santa Rosa
(707) 303-3243
Additional location in Petaluma
Individual, couples, families; accepts most insurance plans

Sil Machado, PhD, and Associates
1626 Fourth Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 529-3021
Individual and group therapy; sliding-scale fees available; many insurance plans taken

SOS Counseling
319 S E Street, Santa Rosa
(707) 284-3444
Individual, family; low-fee/sliding-scale fee options available

Santa Clara

Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda
Santa Clara, CA 95050
408-243-0222
Sliding scale

San Jose

Hope Counseling Center of Silicon Valley
1101 S. Winchester Blvd.
Suite K-236
San Jose, CA 95128
408-247-1600

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (KBA Adult and Child Guidance Center)
950 W. Julian St. 
San Jose, CA 95126
408-292-9353

Santa Clara County Mental Health Dept.
Central Wellness & Benefits Center
2221 Enborg Lane
San Jose, CA 95128
408-885-6220

Catholic Social Service of Santa Clara County
Community Counseling Center
2625 Zanker Rd Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95134
408-468-0100

Almaden Valley Counseling Service
6529 Crown Blvd. Suite D
San Jose CA  95120
(408) 997-0200
individual, families, children, couples
sliding scale based on income

JFK University Community Counseling Centers
572 Dunholme Way
Sunnyvale CA  98087
(locations in Pleasant Hill, Oakland, and Sunnyvale)
(408) 524-4900
individual, couples, children, families
sliding scale based on income

YWCA Counseling Center – San Jose
375 S 3rd St
San Jose CA  95112
individuals, couples, children, family, short or long term
sliding scale based on income (as low as $10)

Palo Alto

Community Center for Health & Wellness
1057 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto CA  94303
(650) 493-5006
individual, couples, family therapy
sliding scale plus takes some insurance

Los Altos

The Gronowski Center
5150 El Camino Real Suite C-15
Los Altos CA  94022
(650) 961-9300
individual, couples, family therapy
sliding scale

Mountain View

Community Health Awareness Council
590 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 965-2020

Private Practices

Jane Sholem, Ph.D.    (408) 248-6604 
Shirley Loffer, Ph.D.    (408) 248-6604 

160 Saratoga Avenue Suite 210
Santa Clara, CA 95051

USF CAPS offers this list as a resource and this does not constitute endorsement of any of the listed treatment providers or facilities. Users assume responsibility for evaluating and selecting among the providers included in these listings.

  • Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR): Provides counseling, advocacy, and education to survivors of sexual assault of ALL genders; 470 27th Street, Oakland; (510) 845-7273 (24-hour crisis line); (510) 430-1298 (office); Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA): Information, support, and other resources for victims of intimate partner abuse; languages spoken: English and Spanish; (800) 300-1080 or (650) 312-8515 (crisis); (650) 259-1855 (legal services line for victims only); (650) 652-0800 (office); 2211 Palm Avenue, San Mateo
  • Community United Against Violence (CUAV): Empowers LGBTQIA communities to transform violence and oppression; peer counseling and support groups for LGBTQIA people dealing with violence or abuse; 427 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco; leave a message at the Safety Line at (415) 333-4357; (415) 777-5500 (office)
  • La Casa de las Madres: (415) 255-0165 (business line); 1269 Howard Street, San Francisco; support and various services and resources for victims of domestic violence; emergency shelter (see "Hotlines" section for 24-hour hotline info)
  • NarikaPromotes women's independence, economic empowerment and well-being by helping survivors of intimate partner abuse and violence with advocacy, support, and education. Languages: South Asian languages; (800) 215-7308 (help-line message machine will return calls in 24 hours); (510) 444-6068 (office); Fremont
  • Riley Center, St. Vincent De Paul Society: (415) 757-6595 (English), (415) 757-6490 (Spanish), 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco; services for those experiencing domestic violence, including emergency shelter, counseling, workshops, and advocacy
  • San Francisco Women Against Rape: (415) 647-7273 (24-hour hotline); provides peer counseling, support groups, advocacy, and education
  • Shalom Bayit: Fosters the social change and community response necessary to eradicate domestic violence in the Jewish community; information, counseling, and other resources for battered Jewish women; education and prevention; (866) SHALOM-7 (toll-free help line); (510) 451-8874 (office)
  • STAND! For Families Free of Violence: Provides a spectrum of prevention, intervention, and treatment programs and enlists the efforts of local residents, partners, and institutions to stop domestic violence and child abuse; (925) 676-2845 (office); (888) 215-5555 (crisis line); locations in Antioch, Concord, and Richmond
  • Trauma Recovery Center/Rape Treatment Center (TRC/RTC): 2727 Mariposa St., #100, San Francisco; (415) 437-3000; affiliated with San Francisco General Hospital; provides medical and mental health services for adult victims of sexual assault and services for adult survivors of trauma, assault, and loss
  • Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent (W.O.M.A.N.), Inc. - (877) 384-3578 (24-hour hotline); also provides information, education, support groups, and therapy to battered women in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area; offers a Latinx program in Spanish
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