Additional Counseling & Psychological Resources

Crisis Hotlines

Alameda County Crisis Line
All ages: call 1.800.309.2131
Teens: text SAFE to 20121
24-hour crisis line serving people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances or uncomfortable thoughts. You do not need to be experiencing suicidal thoughts to call. Translation available in more than 140 languages.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1.800.273.8255 (TALK)
Ayuda en español: 1.888.628.9454
24/7 lifeline providing free, confidential support for people in distress, and prevention and crisis resources for you or loved ones.

Bay Area Women Against Rape
Call 510.845.7273
24-hour hotline (English and Spanish) serving women and transgender or gender-nonconforming people who are experiencing sexual violence trafficking, assault, etc.

Trans Lifeline
Call 1.877.565.8860
Peer support service run by trans people for their trans and questioning peers. Hotline can also be used when you are not in crisis. Hotline open 24/7 with operators guaranteed to be on call 7:00 am–2:00 am Pacific.

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741741
Free 24/7 support for those in crisis, including experiencing painful emotions or needing support through difficult times or situations.

Crisis Resources

Causa Justa/Just Cause
Call 510.836.2687
Oakland tenant services/rights hotline, for English and Spanish speakers. Leave a message and a volunteer will return your call.

Social Justice Collaborative
Call 510.992.3964 to schedule a consultation.
Berkeley-based nonprofit providing legal aid to immigrants and refugees including deportation defense; appellate litigation; unaccompanied minor defense; and support in earning approvals for green cards, work authorizations, and asylee family petitions.

Transgender Law Center
Call 510.587.9696
Collect call number for people in prison or detention: 510.380.8229
Trans-led organization providing community, legal, and informational resources for trans and gender-nonconforming people. Phones staffed 10:00 am 5:00 pm Pacific.

Therapist Directories

Sliding-Scale Clinics

Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic
3220A Sacramento St.
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510.660.1493
Individual therapy, managing strong emotions group; trauma recovery group

Pacific Center for Human Growth
2712 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510.548.828
Individual, family, and couples therapy; LGBTQ+ specialization; HIV+ mental health services; peer-led groups

The Psychotherapy Institute
2232 Carleton St.
Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510.548.2250
Long-term individual therapy, sliding scale $25‒90

Sankofa Holistic Counseling Services
614 Grand Ave., Suite 203
Oakland CA 94610
Phone: 510.433.0244
Counseling for individuals, couples, and families; focus on working with Black clients

The Wright Institute
Two sites in Berkeley, CA
Phone: 510.868.2260
Therapy and psychological assessments

Holistic Care

Bayan Roots
2575 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510.842.8007
Massage therapy, acupressure, cupping therapy, Gua-sha; low fee monthly clinic every second Saturday of the month; sliding scale program available; queer and trans-inclusive, POC-centered, fat-positive organization

East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th St.
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510.268.0696
Meditation and yoga; specific sanghas for teens, POC, LGBTQ+, white allies, parents, etc.; all programs are donation based

Oakland Acupuncture Project
3576 Laurel Ave.
Oakland, CA
Phone: 510.842.6350
Acupuncture and massage in a quiet community space; first appointment $45; sliding scale ($20–40) for all follow-up visits