Mental Health Services in Alameda County

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By Type

Crisis Care

  • Berkeley Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team Mobile Crisis: Everyday 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Phone (510) 981-5254 (Voice message) Phone (510) 981-5900 (Police Non-emergency 24 hr)
  • Sausal Creek (Website) Outpatient Stabilization M-F 8am-8pm Sat. 8am-4:30pm Phone: (510) 437 2363
  • Schuman-Liles 1-510-569-9334, 10850 MacArthur Blvd, #300 Oakland. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Call for appt, same-day usually available. Accepts Medi-Cal/Medicare. Sliding Scale for uninsured.

Medical Condition Support

  • Women's Cancer Resource Center 510-420-7900, 5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland 94609. Has groups, free of charge, although pre-registration is required.
  • Casa del Sol, La Clinica. 1501 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601-2322. 510-535-6200, M-F, all staff are bilingual in English and Spanish. Also has free groups, mostly for spanish speakers. or those with HIV + status.

Psychiatry

  • La Clinica (Website) offers psychiatry at a lot of its clinics.
  • La Cheim 510-596-8125 Sliding scale. MFT and PhD interns. Appointments available Monday-Friday, 4:00-8:00PM.

Support Groups

  • NAMI keeps an up-to-date list of some support groups. Mostly support groups for families of persons with mental illness, but there are also support groups for persons with mental illness at the very bottom.
  • Berkeley Bipolar Support Group
  • Stonewall Project
  • Pacific Center Pacific Center offers ongoing, drop-in, peer-facilitated groups covering a range of topics and issues important to our communities. These groups provide connection, support, information, and enjoyment. Peer groups are volunteer-led and are not therapy groups. Support groups vary from time to time so must check website to see what is currently available. Suggested donations for peer group attendees is $5 to $20 per group meeting. No one is turned away for lack of funds.
  • WORLD Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases is an org that serves ciswomen who are HIV+. They provide free referrals, legal counseling and support groups.

By City

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care (Website) ACCESS line. (800) 491-9099. The Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services website provides a list of referrals (link here) for mental/behavioral health and substance use care. The referrals aren't detailed but they seem like an excellent place to start.

Berkeley

Berkeley Therapy Institute (Website) Non-profit community mental health clinic. Accepts Alameda Alliance. Specializes in ongoing talk therapy. Does NOT prescribe for folks who have Alameda Alliance. Individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy; psychological testing & assessment, consultation, psychiatry, medication. 510-841-8484. 1749 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley
Psychotherapy Institute (Website) Sliding scale fee, for individual adults, couples and also groups. Join a group: To learn more about participating in group therapy at TPI, please call: (510) 859-1222. A therapist will respond within one business day. 510-548-2550 32 Carleton Street, Berkeley
Womens Therapy Center (Website) Appointments are available every weekday from 8 am to 9 pm, Saturdays from 9 - 5. Fees are on a sliding scale, do not take any insurance. Psychotherapy for women, adolescent girls, transgender/ gender non-conforming people, and couples. 510-524-8288 2105 MLK Jr Way, Berkeley
Wright Institute (Website) Addison Street Clinic Long-term psychodynamic treatment 510-548-9716
Wright Institute (Website) CBT Clinic Long-term and brief cognitive-behavioral treatment. 510-923-2241 1918 University Avenue, Suite #2B, Berkeley
Wright Institute (Website) Assessment Services Lower fee psychological and neuropsychological testing for child (age 6 and up), adolescents, and adults. 510-841-9230, ext. 159
Wright Institute (Website) Recovery Clinic Focuses individuals challenged by drug addition and trauma. 510-841-1262
Berkeley Mental Health Adult Services Adult Clinic (Website) General Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM<br>Crisis Response Hours: Sunday – Saturday, 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM<br>Phone: (510) 981-5254 (Voice message) (510) 981-5290 2640 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Pacific Center Offers individual therapy (arranged by appointment via the counseling extension) as well as drop-in peer support groups run by and for members of the LGBT community, grief counseling, and HIV+ support. Check website for peer group times, locations, and additional info. Individual therapy accepts MediCal and is payed on a sliding scale. (510) 548-8283 2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Oakland

  • Casa del Sol, La Clinica. 1501 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601-2322. 510-535-6200, M-F, all staff are bilingual in English and Spanish. Provides mental health services for children to adults, for adults with severe mental illness. Also has free groups, mostly for spanish speakers. or those with HIV + status.
  • JFK Center for Holistic Counseling 510-444-3344, 2501 Harrison Strett, Oakalnd, CA 94612. By appointment only, weekdays, evenings, and Saturdays. Low cost sliding scale for individuals and groups, individuals, couples, families, children and youth.
  • Womens cancer resource center. 510-420-7900, 5741 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland 94609. Has groups, free of charge, although pre-registration is required.
  • Schuman Liles 1-510-569-9334, 10850 MacArthur Blvd, #300 Oakland. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Call for appt, same-day usually available. Accepts Medi-Cal/Medicare. Sliding Scale for uninsured. Includes psychiatry services for people with moderate to severe symptoms.
  • La Cheim 510-596-8125 Sliding scale. MFT and PhD interns. Appointments available Monday-Friday, 4:00-8:00PM. 3031 telegraph ave.
  • Bay Area Community Services- Towne House Wellness Center 510 658 9480. Call to ask about payment options. M-F 830am-5pm. 629 Oakland Ave Oakland, CA 94611
  • Harm Reduction Therapy Center 315 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 415-863-4282. Client-therapist collaboration that combines substance abuse treatment with psychotherapy.

San Leandro

  • Davis Street Primary Care Clinic. 3081 Teagarden Street, San Leandro, CA 94577. 510.347.4620. Offers Individual, family, and couples therapy, psychological assessments, groups, and mental health consultation. By Appointment Only Monday – Thursday from 8:00 AM – 8 PM, Friday 8:00 AM – 6 PM, and Saturday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We accept Medi-Cal and Fee for service. Fees are measured on a sliding scale, based on income. Fee amounts are determined at a client’s first intake appointment. Also offers anger management groups.
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