How to Start Therapy

We are now taking new clients. 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.

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; our lowest fee is $45. 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 form below or 2) call 510-548-2250 to request a phone intake. All information submitted through this form or telephone is confidential and protected.

Once we receive your intake, we will work to assign a therapist that can meet your needs. This will generally happen within one week. If we cannot match you with a therapist, you will receive an email with referrals.

Thank you for your interest in our services. Please fill out the intake form to possibly be matched with a therapist.

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