About The Liberation Institute

The Liberation Institute is a grassroots non-profit mental health organization based in San Francisco. We are co-created by counselors, psychotherapists, yoga 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.

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Our Mission

Dedicated to the Support, Study, and Celebration of Personal Healing, Growth, and Freedom for All.

Our Programs

CounselingCenter

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

LiberationSangha

The Liberation Sangha is the community that has formed around the yoga, meditation, and kirtan (chanting) groups at our Urbran Retreat Center.

Programs

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

Upcoming Events

News & Resources

+ Featured Therapist: Nicholas.

Nicholas Seibel is one of our amazing therapist trainees.  He has had a wide variety of therapeutic experience ranging from being a text message peer counselor,

+ Featured Therapist: Shannon.

Shannon Frank-Richter, MA, AMFT, APCC began with Liberation Institute in March 2019 and became the agency’s first full-time associate teletherapist in July 2019. Before joining

+ A Note from Our Founder.

When I first opened the doors of Liberation Institute in 2008 the country was in a financial crisis and, worse, many of the people I

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