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Hey there! Please share this list as widely as you like and please send more additions to me! I don’t have personal experiences with most of these spaces, and can’t vouch for how low their sliding scale goes, or what their respective levels of ability and intelligence are in reference to different identities or specific issues. I welcome and would appreciate reviews, recommendations and/or warnings for different providers or centers. Email about this list- bayarealowcosttherapy@gmail.com

Free or low-cost Counseling/Bodywork

for people directly affected by the fire

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14BnL-kcV_XPF1l0XIWD_DoPS-6FscmxuhWj5ELIZyAw/edit#gid=0

Facebook Group For People Affected by Ghostship Fire Seeking Therapy
https://www.facebook.com/Therapy-Oakland-Ghostship-fire-survivors-directly-impacted-206779136443518/

Masterlist of Ghost Ship Support

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wKj97Xa87Ll7fZVQ4ONQu1LhVOdzjgtFj3eYLQ5C-7I/edit

GRIEF COUNSELING

Circle of Care

Free to low cost individual and group grief counseling for children and adults in Oakland.

510.531.7551

circleofcare@ebac.org
 we are offering services to people affected by the Ghost Ship tragedy

Grief Support Group: Partner Loss for People in their 20's and 30's

With so much recent tragic loss within our communities including the Ghost Ship Fire, EBAC's Circle of Care is offering a new peer support group for people in their 20's and 30's who have lost a partner or spouse.

This will be an 7 session group, meeting every other Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm, starting Thursday, March 9th.

EBAC's Circle of Care - Grief and Illness Support Services 2540 Charleston St. Oakland CA 94602

Enrollment required.

Email or call: circleofcare@ebac.org 510-531-7551 x 3109

Cost: $15 per session, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

GENERAL THERAPY IN SF

SF CENTER FOR SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

http://www.somaticpsychotherapycenter.org/index.html (in sf)

very low cost somatic therapy, in sf near bart. friends have requested therapists in line with their identities and usually been able to be matched with someone who fits their request, usually quick to be able to meet with therapist

QUEER LIFE SPACE

https://www.queerlifespace.org/services-2/ (in sf)

group, couples and individual therapy, can be a long wait to be seen for indivual/couples therapy

SF NEW PERSPECTIVES

http://sfnewperspectives.org/staff/ (in sf)

JUNG INSTITUTE

 http://www.sfjung.org/the-james-goodrich-whitney-clinic/ (in sf) low-fee Jungian psychotherapy clinic

SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ACCESS (415) 255-3737, (888) 246-3333

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

ACCESS is the first point of contact for individuals enrolled in Medicaid, Medi-Cal, Healthy San Francisco, and other state healthcare programs. ACCESS can also assist individuals in enrolling for healthcare and finding mental health services.

ACCESS INSTITUTE

http://accessinst.org/

Sliding scale mental health clinic in sf

INTERGRAL COUNSELING CENTER AT CHURCH ST

http://www.integralcounselingcenter.org/index.html

THE MARINA COUNSELING CENTER

http://www.marinacounseling.com/

THE LIBERATION INSTITUTE

http://www.liberationinstitute.org/Welcome.html

GRATEFUL HEART HOLISTIC THERAPY CENTER (sf and east bay)

http://www.gratefulhearttherapy.org/

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers affordable, sliding-scale, psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families

CENTER FOR MINDFUL PSYCHOTHERAPY (many locations throughout the bay)

http://www.mindfulcenter.org/

Haight Ashbury Psychological Services (HAPS)

http://www.hapsclinic.org/

Sliding scale for individuals and couples.

Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center

http://goldengatecounseling.org/

SF peer run warm line

http://mentalhealthsf.org/programs/peer-run-warm-line/

The warm line provides free peer support via phone or chat. Right now

the hours are Mon-wed 7am-7pm, thurs-fri 7am-11pm, and sat-sun

11am-7pm. They will be expanding to later hours soon.

IN THE EAST BAY

The Pacific Center

Pacific Center for Human Growth fosters and enhances the well-being and self respect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer youth, seniors, and adults through the delivery of LGBTQ competent mental health and wellness services, and through the cultivation of a strong community of LGBTQ-proficient mental health care professionals.

http://pacificcenter.org/ (in berkeley)

BLUE OAK THERAPY CENTER

http://blueoaktherapycenter.org/ (in oakland)

OAKLAND COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER

http://www.jfku.edu/Locations/Community-Counseling-Centers/Oakland-Community-Counseling-Center.html (in oakland)

PEER COUNSELING AT THE BERKELEY FREE CLINIC

http://www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org/peer-counseling/ (in berkeley)

free drop-in peer counseling m-f evenings for anyone, on saturdays women, trans and gender non conforming drop-in sessions

THE WRIGHT INSTITUTE

http://www.wi.edu/clinics (in Berkeley) The Wright Institute offers sliding scale therapy, working with Cognitive Behavorial Therapy, specializing in PTSD

WOMENS THERAPY CENTER

http://www.womenstherapy.org/ (in berkeley) The Womens Therapy Center offers sliding scale therapy for women, adolescent girls, transgender and/or gender nonconforming people, and couples.

RAINBOW COMMUNITY CENTER

http://rainbowcc.org/

GRATEFUL HEART HOLISTIC THERAPY CENTER (sf and east bay)

http://www.gratefulhearttherapy.org/

Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center offers affordable, sliding-scale, psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families

http://www.livingartscounseling.org

LIVING ARTS COUNSELING CENTER (emeryville)

http://www.livingartscounseling.org/

Low cost sliding scale drama and expressive arts therapy

CENTER FOR MINDFUL PSYCHOTHERAPY (many locations throughout the bay)

http://www.mindfulcenter.org/

IN OTHER PARTS OF AND NEAR THE BAY

GENDER HEALTH CENTER (sacramento)

http://www.thegenderhealthcenter.org/

At Gender Health Center, we strive to provide excellent counseling/therapy services to anyone who expresses the need as well as anyone who self identifies or is perceived to be gender variant. Our services embrace the psychological well-being and self-fulfillment of individuals coming out and/or beginning or in the transition process in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.

LGBT YOUTH SPACE (san jose)

Youthspace.org

the LGBTQ youth space in San Jose accepts medi-cal and no insurance. no one turned away for lack of insurance. Ages 13-25 tho

CENTER FOR MINDFUL PSYCHOTHERAPY (many locations throughout the bay)

http://www.mindfulcenter.org/

Gronowski Center in Mountain View

Income based sliding scale sexual/gender

We have two specialty clinics as well, one for Spanish speakers and one for LGBTQ+ folks.

https://www.paloaltou.edu/gronowski-center/

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

BAY AREA OPEN MINDS

http://bayareaopenminds.org/

this is a website listing kink/queer aware therapists in the bay.

PEACOCK REBELLION MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE PAGE

http://www.peacockrebellion.org/resources/mentalhealth/

this is a list of qtpoc mental health resources

TALKSPACE

https://www.talkspace.com/

Online therapy platform. You pay a monthly subscription fee and have an ability to be in frequent contact with the therapist you are matched with

GAYLESTA

http://gaylesta.org/

National directory for therapists who work with gender and sexual diversity

Send whatever you might want added to this list to bayarealowcosttherapy@gmail.com