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.

CAVEATS

  • 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
  • Email us to add resources to this list.

SEARCH ENGINES AND LISTS

CENTERS: EAST BAY

  • Center for Creative Growth
    1221 Marin Ave
    Albany, CA 94706
    (510) 527-2100
  • Kensho Center
    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
    2712 Telegraph Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94705
    (510) 548-8283
    Notes: Sliding scale therapy, rotating interns (unknown how many are qpoc)
  • Women’s Therapy Center
    2105 Martin Luther King Jr Way
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 524-8288
    Notes: Sliding scale therapy, rotating interns (unknown how many are qpoc)

 

CENTERS: SAN FRANCISCO

  • Bayview Hunters Point Foundation
    1625 Carroll Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94124
    (415) 822-7500
  • Haight-Ashbury Psychological Services
    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 activists 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.
  • Liberation Institute 
  • New Perspectives
    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 activists 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.