Counseling

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YWCA Healing Center Counseling Services strive to improve the emotional, mental, and behavioral wellness of our community. Located in downtown San Jose and our satellite office in Sunnyvale, we offer short and long tern counseling and support services to clients of all ages including individuals, couples, families and groups; adults, teens and children. Our counselors are Master’s level marriage and family therapy and social work counselors, who work under the supervision of licensed therapists. They are trained to help with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, PTSD and other symptoms of trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, parenting challenges and other life challenges.  Our counselors provide trauma informed, client centered, empowerment based counseling services are in a safe and confidential environment. Our services are offered on an income-based sliding-scale. We also accept Victim Witness Compensation.

Call (408) 295-4011 ext. 259 to reach our confidential intake and information line for more information or to make an appointment.

 

School Based Counseling

The YWCA provides on-campus counseling to students in the San Jose Unified School District for a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, PTSD and other symptoms of trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, parenting challenges and other life challenges. Students can also access our services at our downtown San Jose Clinic.
Location: Elementary, Middle and High Schools in SJUSD
Intake: Students, parents or school staff can request counseling for any student

 

EIPP and Valor Program

The YWCA works with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office to provide an Early Intervention Prostitution Program (EIPP) for individuals who are first-time offenders of soliciting a sex act. Individuals are referred to the YWCA by the District Attorney’s office and are offered a chance to complete this diversion program. The program includes life-skills workshops and support groups.

 

Training Center

The YWCA-SV offers graduate level internships through our Healing Center, providing specialized training opportunities in trauma-informed therapy with adults, families, and children to build skills and confidence as a therapist. With the guidance of supportive, available, and empowering supervisors, you will have the space and safety to explore your interests and develop your skill and confidence with a broad variety of client issues within a variety of populations. We offer options including school based work, clinic work, crisis intervention and group work. Our goal is to train new and growing therapists to provide the highest quality of services for our communities as we bring healing to our world.
For more information on our internship opportunities please call Denise Henderson at (408) 295-4011 or email dhenderson@ywca-sv.org.