Bay Area QTPOC Mental Health Services

Does the cost of mental health care stress you out more than the issue you want to see a therapist about?

Ever go to a community clinic, ask for a QTPOC therapist, and get assigned to a white lady with faux-locks?

Folks in Peacock Rebellion’s networks sent us these links to low-cost QTPOC therapist resources in the Bay Area.

 

Notes:

  • We can’t vouch for whether these resources actually have any QTPOC therapists, are low-cost, or will meet your needs; this is just the info people sent us. Use at your own risk.
  • We only list other referral lists and centers. We don’t list individual QTPOC therapists anymore because the contact info on the list kept changing faster than we could maintain it. The lists below seem to stay current; yay!

 

  • If we know a source takes Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, works at a community clinic or has sliding-scale rates, we put that info in the notes section

 

 

Search Engines / Lists

 

LGBTQ Psychotherapists of Color (QTOC)
http://www.lgbtqpsychotherapistsofcolor.com


Therapists of Color Referral Share

http://tocrshare.weebly.com/
Notes: Provides insurance information. 
Therapists self-select whether to identify as queer and/or trans and/or POC


National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network
http://www.ericawoodland.com/#!nqttcn/ymz9b
Their directory is slated to launch in June 2016.

Gaylesta
http://gaylesta.org

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective
http://openpathcollective.org/
Notes: one time/lifetime membership fee gives access to therapists in the US who offer $30-$50 sliding scale
Looks like mostly/all white or white-passing therapists.  No way to filter for PoC. For gender, they only list Male or Female. For “sexualtiy gender” they list Bisexual issues, Gay issues, Lesbian issues, Transsexual issues.

 

Centers 

 

East Bay

Center for Creative Growth
http://www.creativegrowth.com/

1221 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706
(510) 527-2100

Kensho Center
http://www.kenshocenter.com/

Note from a QTPOC: Wanted to recommend the therapists and affiliates with the Kensho Center in Berkeley. I do not know how many of them are queer, but they’re majority POC. They do sliding scale.


The Pacific Center
http://pacificcenter.org/
2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 548-8283
Notes: Sliding scale therapy, rotating interns (unknown how many are qpoc)

Women’s Therapy Center
http://womenstherapy.org/
2105 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 524-8288
Notes: Sliding scale therapy, rotating interns (unknown how many are qpoc)


San Francisco

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation
http://www.bayviewci.org/

1625 Carroll Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 822-7500

 

Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services
http://www.hapsclinic.org/

Note from a QTPOC: New Perspectives in the Richmond and HAPS (Haight Ashbury Psychological Services) have therapists who fall into that category and/or are activist who focus on those issues a lot. I can’t tell you which therapists specifically do this, but you could probably find out by calling and the therapist I’m sure would love the business. Both are sliding scale. I’ve been to both places and had pretty good experiences.

New Perspectives
http://sfnewperspectives.org/
Note from a QTPOC: New Perspectives in the Richmond and HAPS (Haight Ashbury Psychological Services) have therapists who fall into that category and/or are activist who focus on those issues a lot. I can’t tell you which therapists specifically do this, but you could probably find out by calling and the therapist I’m sure would love the business. New Perspectives actually has bios about the therapist on their site. That will help you narrow it down. Both are sliding scale. I’ve been to both places and had pretty good experiences.