Affordable mental health services in California & Oregon

I need counseling

We are a non-profit that provides sliding scale therapy over the phone or Internet. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. You are entitled to a good faith estimate. Set up a consultation appointment today.

I’m a therapist, clinical intern or trainee

If you have time and skills to offer, and feel called to join our inspiring and diverse community we would love to talk with you.

You can use the email form at the bottom of the contact page to start the conversation with us.

I’d like to donate

As a grassroots community based 501c3 nonprofit, we depend entirely upon private donations from people like you and sliding scale fees to cover our expenses.

Everyone struggles sometimes... In a troubled & complex world, where can we make a difference? Perhaps the most effective place to start is within ourselves... Welcome to a community dedicated to that effort

Professional counseling

We offer professional counseling and psychotherapy for adults, youth, children, families, and groups. Therapy services are provided by California licensed clinicians and interns.

Our Approach

At the Liberation Institute our approach is co-creative, compassionate, open-minded, and holistic.

Our Process

We start with a confidential and non-judgmental consultation. If you choose to work with us, we will match you with someone based on your needs. Consultations are available to everyone.

Our fees

All services are offered on a wide sliding scale. The Liberation Institute is committed to offering therapy and services to the entire community. While we do have fees and suggested donations, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Fees are discussed and determined on an individual basis in the initial consultation session.

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Our Groups

Healing by Writing

Description: A supportive gathering for everyone who ever wanted…
June 25, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

Couples Relationship Building Workshop

This 12-week group for couples is based on The Gottman Method…
June 21, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

Psychedelic Integration for People in Recovery

When: Once a month on the Third Friday

Time: 515pm-645pm

June 19, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

☀️Morning Meditation & Journaling Group 🪶

When: Thursday Mornings, 8am-9amJuly and August (exception July…
June 17, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

✏️Letting Our Life Write Itself: A Creative Writing Half-Day Retreat 📝

Two Dates:Saturday, July 14, 2024 in PortlandSunday, July 28,…
June 17, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

Mindfulness and the Art of Emotional Maintenance

Day/time/start date: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 PM, starting 6/20/2024

Description: The…
June 17, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

Veterans Process Group

June 4, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

Yoga for Grief

5 week online group with Ken Breniman

Embark on a transformative…
May 29, 2024/by Elizabeth Hoke

D&D Therapy Group (Ages 11-17)

Group Description: Dungeons & Dragons Therapy uses tabletop…
April 17, 2024/by Liberation Institute Team

Art as Healing Practice

Art as Healing Practice is for anyone interested in learning…
February 14, 2024/by Liberation Institute Team

Recovery’s Remedy: A Monthly Gathering for Addiction Support

Addiction can be a formidable adversary, but the journey to…
September 28, 2023/by Liberation Institute Team

Weekly Support Group – Wednesdays at 6PM

Weekly group therapy focused on offering a safe, collaborative space for general support.
May 12, 2023/by Liberation Institute Team

Let us introduce ourselves

A few words about us

The Liberation Institute is a grassroots non-profit mental health organization based in San Francisco. We are co-created by counselors, psychotherapists, mindfulness teachers, artists and activists from the community we serve. The aim is to fill what we see as gaps in the availability of easily accessible professional support for issues related to mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

We strive daily to meet that mission with a fresh, open minded, compassionate, inclusive, and creative approach.

Liberation for Everyone

How do we do it?

Our inclusive model embraces the full range of diversity in San Francisco, from technology executives to economically disadvantaged people. Those who can contribute the higher levels of our sliding scale help to cover the cost of services for those who have less. We receive all who come with equal compassion under our motto “liberation for all” and with the understanding that someone who can pay a little bit more is helping themselves by helping others.

The rest of our considerable operating expenses are covered by grants and donations from generous individuals and organizations who understand the true value of our work and wish to support our efforts.