John F. Kennedy University




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Counseling Centers

For over 20 years, the counseling centers of John F. Kennedy University have striven to provide high quality mental health services in the surrounding communities. These centers offer safe, confidential places for individuals in search of personal counseling and support. They are operated by the university's College of Professional Studies, providing affordable services to those in need. At these centers, you can:

Receive personal counseling and find support in the safe, confidential, and caring environment of JFK University's Community Counseling Centers. The Centers also offer public information programs to help you and your loved ones address psychological issues.

Discover your inner strength and direction for growth through the high-quality, affordable mental health services we offer to adults, adolescents, children, seniors, couples, and families in the greater San Francisco Bay area.

Take advantage of our school-based counseling program through Centers in Pleasant Hill or Sunnyvale if your family has students in these school districts.
Services

Individual and group counseling is available for a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Family conflicts and parenting
  • Life transitions, divorce
  • Trauma, grief, loneliness
  • Anxiety, stress, depression
  • Sexuality
  • Relationship issues
  • Substance abuse
  • School-related issues
  • Incest and sexual abuse
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Spiritual crises
  • Intimacy
  • Creativity
  • Women's and men's issues

Locations
The University has three counseling centers located in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Pleasant Hill Community Counseling Center
Center for Holistic Counseling in Oakland
Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center

Staff
Caring, mature, advanced-level graduate students, trainees, and interns who are supervised by professionals licensed in clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work serve as counseling center staff. Our graduate programs meet the educational requirements for the California Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license.

Appointments Required
Choose from weekdays, evenings, or Saturdays. All centers are wheelchair accessible. Drop-ins cannot be accommodated, except to discuss the services we provide.

Eligibility and Referrals
Referrals to other agencies are made for individuals who are acutely suicidal, potentially violent, suffering from severe psychiatric illness, or actively abusing drugs or alcohol.

Fees
Affordable rates on a sliding scale for individuals and families; therapy group fees may apply; third-party payments not accepted.