The Liberation Institute

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, 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.


We provide professional counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups. In addition we offer an array of innovative therapeutic programs and workshops, along with weekly integral services focused on stress reduction such as yoga and meditation classes.

Our doors are open to anyone and everyone. All are welcome, and all services are provided on a true sliding scale basis. While we do have fees and suggested donations for most of our services, no one is ever turned away for lack of funds.


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.

We are all in this together. Whether coming in for therapy, attending a meditation class, volunteering as a counselor, offering a grant or donation, leading a yoga workshop, or participating in any of our many programs, we are all contributing to make the world a better place.

People helping people every day.

People helping people every day.