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Psychotherapy Training Program

Providing high quality psychotherapy training for graduate students seeking degrees in the mental health field.

Trainees will provide therapy and collateral mental health services to clients across our programs. We welcome students from all graduate programs.

We also encourage students of diverse identities and backgrounds to apply.

Over 20 years of experience providing a compassionate and multi-cultural environment for families and individuals in times of stress or crisis. Our area of expertise is family therapy, with special attention given to teen-related issues. Our programs focus on positive ways to heal relationships and solve problems so that youth and families are able to thrive in their own unique way. We are a non-profit serving the community of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and unincorporated areas of Hayward and San Leandro.

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Services Include:

• Family Psychotherapy • Individual Psychotherapy (Adolescents/Adults) • Couples Counseling • School-Based Therapy (Middle/High School) • Family Crisis Intervention & Reunification • Group Psychotherapy • Telehealth

Modalities Employed:

• Trauma Informed • Family Therapy (BSFT) • Positive-Youth-Development • Psychodynamic • Cognitive Behavioral • Play Therapy • Expressive Arts • Narrative Therapy

Populations Served:

•Adults •Children •TAY •Families •Couples

Service Locations:

•Castro Valley Clinic •Castro Valley Schools

Un(der)-served Populations Supported:

• LGBTQ+ • Latinx (38%) • African American (14%) • Low SES

Trainees Receive:

•Weekly supervision •Culturally responsive training •Supportive and safe learning environment •Collaborative trainee cohort •A modest monthly stipend •Opportunities for post-graduation

Didactic Offerings may include:

• Motivational Interviewing • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) • Mandated Reporting • Trauma-Informed Care & ACES • Cultural Humility and Responsiveness • Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT)


•Hours: 16-24 hours/week •Stipend: $200-$300/Month