Mental Health Programs

Mental Health Programs

We help families and individuals cope with the stresses and strains of everyday life. Our therapists are trained and experienced in everything from children who have trauma to those who have been abused. We specialize in working with children who have been adopted and have attachment issues. Therapists work with anger issues, domestic violence, and sexual abuse problems.

Counseling for All

We have skilled therapists who work with children. We can help families re-establish themselves after a parent has been removed from the home by court order by offering reunification therapy.

When you just can’t seem to cope, the YWCA of Contra Costa/Sacramento offers help. Our trained, experienced mental health therapists and specialized programs can help you, your spouse or partner and your children figure out what needs to be fixed and how to fix it so life is more satisfying and productive.

We help adults, teens and children work through depression, anxiety, abuse and other mental health issues. Families come to us to figure out how to live together happily and safely. We help children and their families, separately and together work through issues to create their own stability in a changing world.

Our mental health therapists use a variety of techniques in all therapy settings which include Theraplay®, an attachment method to connect families in play, where they learn to trust, enjoy and appreciate themselves and each other.  Our basic approach to therapy is cognitive behavior therapy but our therapists also use humanistic and psychodynamic therapy techniques. Pet assisted therapy is offered to children, teens, and families to help work through issues of trauma and attachment.

Individual Therapy for Adults and Teens

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce and separation
  • Domestic violence
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss; death and aging
  • Substance abuse

Family and Couples Therapy

  • Adoption – Attachment
  • Gay/lesbian couple and family issues
  • Marriage and relationship counseling
  • Parent/teen issues

Child Therapy

  • Adoption and bonding issues
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavior issues at school
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Neglect and abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Substance abuse

Group Therapy

  • Adolescent support group
  • Adoption parents support group

Parent/Child Reunification Services

Our trained therapists provide specialized services to families that have been separated by court order or other circumstances. Therapy to improve bonding between parent and child, techniques for helping children who misbehave, and reunification therapy to help families reestablish a firm foundation.

Counseling and therapy are available at our Martinez, Richmond, Antioch, and Bay Point centers. Our Martinez and Antioch centers are considered Community-based centers which accept walk-in clients and accepts Medi-CAL funding. Both of these sites have Marriage and Family Therapist available Monday through Friday.

Pet Assisted Therapy

Pet assisted therapy is provided as a technique to help build self-esteem, provide a bonding experience between a parent and child which will enhance their attachment with each other and provide support for individuals who have experienced trauma. Both dogs and birds are used as pet-assisted animals.


Fees are on a sliding scale, based on ability to pay with the lowest fee being $60.00 per session to see an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and the lowest fee available to see a Marriage and Family Therapist being $80.00 an hour.

We also accept Victims of Crime (VOC) funding.

Medi-CAL is accepted at the Martinez and Antioch sites as a Community-based, organizational clinic.

Other insurance coverage will be considered.

For more information about our counseling and therapy services, please call (925) 372-4213 x116 or stop by the Martinez or Antioch site.

An intake executive assistant will see if you qualify for Medi-CAL funding or other insurance coverage.

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