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Oakland Community Counseling Center

John F. Kennedy University

The Oakland Community Counseling Center provides a safe setting where adults, children, adolescents and seniors can find inner strength and direction through affordable personal counseling. Our counselors are advanced MA Counseling Psychology graduate students working under the supervision of licensed, professional psychotherapists. Clients receive active support while exploring such issues as:

  • Life transitions
  • Family conflicts and parenting
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma, grief and loneliness
  • Spiritual crises
  • Anxiety, stress and depression
  • Incest and sexual abuse
  • Chronic pain and illness
  • Sexuality (all sexual orientations welcome)

Low-fee therapy groups are also offered, focusing on women’s and men’s issues, intimacy, depression and creativity.

Sliding-scale fees are available for individual and family clients. Low-fee group rates are also available.

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

Staff
Advanced graduate students in the Counseling Psychology program at JFK University's College of Graduate and Professional Studies provide counseling. All counselors work under the supervision of licensed, professional psychotherapists.

Counselor trainees receive traditional clinical training specializing in either a transpersonal or somatic perspective. Their training prepares them to assist people with exploring their life challenges and seeing how these challenges relate to their thoughts, emotions, body, spirit and environment.

Appointments
Appointments are offered on weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. The center is unable to accommodate drop-ins, but you are welcome to come by to discuss the services offered. The center is wheelchair accessible.

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

Fees
Affordable, sliding scale fees are available for individual and family clients. Low fee groups are also available.

Transportation to Oakland

From BART
Take 19th street station exit. Go north east on Broadway and walk up to 24th Street. Take a right onto 24th, and walk up to Harrison Street. Turn left onto Harrison and cross the street. The Counseling Center is located in the back of the First Congregational Church. You may reach it via the Church driveway on 27th or Harrison Street. It is about a 15-20 minute walk.

Programs at the Oakland Community Counseling Center

Contact Information

John F. Kennedy University Oakland Community Counseling Center
2501 Harrison Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Important Phone Numbers

General Information:
(510) 444-3344

John F. Kennedy University is an affiliate of the National University System.