How to Start Therapy

We are now accepting requests for therapy that will begin in October. To be added to the waitlist, please read below to begin the intake process.

If you are interested in starting therapy at The Psychotherapy Institute (TPI), you must reside in one of the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, or San Francisco.

Our clinic offers the following services provided by therapists in training under the supervision of licensed senior clinicians:

Individual psychotherapy sessions typically last 50 minutes, with options to meet more than one time per week, depending on the individual clients' needs.

Couples psychotherapy is offered to couples of all kinds: heterosexual, gay/lesbian/bi/transgender, interracial, multicultural, married or unmarried, living together or apart, divorced or separated. Weekly sessions last 50 minutes and address a wide range of issues. At this time we are not accepting couples therapy clients. We will start accepting couples therapy clients in mid-October pending the availability of therapists. Please check back then.

We now offer therapy sessions in person and via video/telehealth. TPI’s fee for therapy is $150. There is a sliding scale for those who cannot pay the full fee.  During the first appointment, you and your therapist will discuss the frequency of meetings, fees, and payment arrangements. You and your therapist will work together to set the appropriate fee for you.

There are two ways to complete an intake at TPI: 1) fill out the intake web form below, 2) call 510-548-2250 to request an intake by phone, and a staff therapist will reach out to you ASAP to gather your information and answer any questions you may have.

All information submitted through this form or telephone is kept confidential and protected.