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Welcome Helen Chao, Licensed Clinical Social Worker!

Welcome Helen Chao, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, to Mind Therapy Clinic.

Helen, a DBT psychotherapist, employs trauma-informed techniques rooted in psychodynamic theory, relational group work, and liberation psychology. Specializing in addressing emotion dysregulation and complex trauma, she approaches therapy

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 Discovering the Power of Mindfulness

Discovering the Power of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is more than just a trendy buzzword; it’s a transformative practice that can enhance our daily lives in profound ways. At its core, mindfulness is about being fully present and engaged at the

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Welcome Rachel Gluck, MD, Psychiatrist!

Welcome Rachel Gluck, MD, Psychiatrist to Mind Therapy Clinic!

Dr. Rachel Gluck is a Board-Certified General Psychiatrist currently completing specialized training in Addiction Psychiatry at UCSF. A transplant from the East Coast, she attended Emory University for her neuroscience degree,

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Attention! New E Street House Website now LIVE!

The new E Street House Website is now LIVE!

Explore our dedicated website for E Street House to access comprehensive details about our support services. Our emphasis lies in cultivating sustainable independent living skills, achieved through personalized guidance,

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Welcome Alex Del Prete, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow!

Welcome Alex Del Prete, PsyD, Postdoctoral Fellow!

Alex’s therapeutic approach is informed by her Level 1 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) training. She emphasizes cultural sensitivity, trauma-informed care, and the belief that individuals possess the innate capacity to

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Open Positions at Mind Therapy Clinic!

We’re excited to announce that we have open positions waiting for talented individuals like you. If you’re passionate about making a difference and want to be part of a dynamic team, explore the opportunities on our website for more

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Welcome Alex Peterkin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow!

Welcome Alex Peterkin, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow!

Dr. Alex Peterkin, a Postdoctoral Fellow at Mind Therapy Clinic, utilizes humanistic therapy to guide clients in discovering their true selves and overcoming obstacles. With a background in psychology and extensive training,

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Welcome Karen Palamos, LMFT!

Welcome, Karen Palamos!

Karen’s natural affinity for working within creative states led to an interest in also working with altered states of consciousness as an avenue to explore deeper meaning and to catalyze personal growth. In this spirit,

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Welcome Rebeca Quezada, M.D.

Dr. Quezada provides medication management and psychotherapy for depressive disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

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Welcome Rebeca Quezada, Psychiatrist

Welcome, Dr. Quezada!

At Mind Therapy Clinic, Dr. Quezada provides medication management and/or psychotherapy in various modalities for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

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Welcome Emily Clark, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Welcome Emily Clark!

Emily utilizes an integrative approach encompassing various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Insight-Oriented Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Self-Compassion. This comprehensive

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New Art Therapy Group Coming Soon!

Art therapy is a powerful tool that can help people explore their emotions and experiences in a safe and creative way. The benefit of a group setting is that it also provides an opportunity for participants to build meaningful

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New Therapy Group Available Identity Group!

Explore your identity in recovery and develop a sense of self-compassion and self-acceptance.  Various identities may be explored including race, ethnicity, color, culture, religion, sex, age, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, relationship status, and physical/mental abilities.  Explorations

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What is ketamine? by Dr. Jack Van Bezooyen

What is ketamine? by Dr. Jack Van Bezooyen

The Mind Therapy Clinic has been receiving a lot of questions related to the use of ketamine for the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma-related disorders, and substance use disorder over

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New Group Therapy Available: Goals Group!

The Goal Setting group is a skills-oriented group that helps clients identify what is most important and how to make small changes over time in order to be more aligned with their values. With peer and clinician support, members

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Welcome Martin Epson, MD, JD, MTS

Welcome Dr. Marin Epson!

Dr. Epson earned his medical degree from Columbia University, his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School, and Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Epson completed training in adult psychiatry

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Welcome Julie Sauber!

We are pleased to welcome Julie Sauber, PsyD. Dr. Julie Sauber is a licensed psychologist and clinical supervisor, holding a Psy.D. in clinical psychology and M.S. in counseling psychology. With nearly 20 years of experience in the mental

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In-Person IOP Groups Starting 2/28

It’s no secret that COVID-19 has greatly impacted everyone. When the pandemic began, Mind Therapy Clinic moved quickly to a virtual platform which has allowed us to provide care to our clients and those from greater distances from the clinic.

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New! Equine-Assisted Therapy

Horses have been used for therapeutic purposes since the time of the ancient Greeks, and today, equine-assisted therapy is used in a variety of setting with all types of people. As a part of Mind Therapy Clinic program, we are

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Welcome Betsy Thompson!

We are pleased to welcome Betsy Thompson, LPCC who is a licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.

Betsy has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents and adults. Betsy has obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from

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Depression & Mental Health Screening Tool

Should You Seek Professional Help?

October observance brings attention to the need for depression awareness and mental health screenings. Not everyone experiences depression in the same way, but it can affect anyone at any time. So,

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The Journey Back from PTSD

So, how do you know you if you have PTSD? What are the signs?

Symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, but less often they may first appear months or years later – often triggered by another traumatic

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Starting 4/20 – Group for Struggling Families

Are you a parent or loved ones of troubled teens, stuck young adults or those who struggle with mental illness or substance abuse/addiction? This group will help you identify effective approaches for reestablishing healthy roles, create constructive communication approaches

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New! Open Family Therapist Position

Mind Therapy Clinic is looking for a highly motivated licensed therapist to provide Family and Couples Therapy as well as Individual Therapy as part of our multidisciplinary clinical team. In this position, the therapist will be expected to carry

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Welcome Dr. Matt Blagys!

I am extremely happy to announce Matt Blagys, PhD, as our new Clinical Director.

Dr. Blagys has a robust clinical background which includes a number of years working at Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatric department, Yale’s Child Study

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A new Distress Tolerance Group starts on Tuesday 11/23!

Distress Tolerance is one of four modules that make up Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Distress tolerance skills help individuals tolerate and survive crisis situations without making things worse (crisis survival skills), especially when one cannot make the situation better

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Welcome Dr. Sara Drotman!

   We are pleased to welcome Sara Drotman, PsyD to our clinical team. Dr. Drotman completed her degree at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York, where she worked with diverse populations of patients in hospitals

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Welcome Jessica C. Lief, LCSW!

We are pleased to welcome Jessica C. Lief, LCSW, to our clinical team. Jessica is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, and grief and

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New! Mentalization-Based Group Therapy on Tuesdays 11:30am

Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT) is an attachment-based treatment for individuals who struggle with emotion dysregulation, chaotic and unstable interpersonal relationships, and difficulty managing interpersonal conflicts. The focus of this group is to help group members build the capacity to “mentalize”

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FREE Clinical Training: DBT for PTSD 7/24

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

DBT was originally developed to help clients struggling with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Many of these clients also have PTSD, and vice versa. DBT helps clients analyze their emotional

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David E. Smith Symposium at UCSF 6/28

Mind Therapy Clinic participates at the annual David E. Smith, MD Symposium with one of the Bay Area’s legendary doctors, David E. Smith, MD, founder of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic. Come say hi at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference

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New Wednesday Groups

We have added new groups on Wednesdays to accommodate the IOP/PHP programming, and in response to many of you requesting additional group options. Check out the program calendar to learn more about these new weekly Wednesday groups.

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New! Multi-Family Group

Multi-Family Group is a group designed to educate and support family members of individuals who are diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders. Group members will learn about mental illness and addiction, how to support a loved

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May 17 CE Lunch: DBT for Substance Use Disorders

DBT for Substance Use Disorders: Advances in a Novel Approach for Clients Struggling with Chronic Emotion Dysregulation and Addiction

Substance abuse frequently co-occurs with Borderline Personality Disorder and may cause heightened symptoms in either disorder. Learn how this

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Welcome Rachel Gluck, MD, Psychiatrist!

Welcome Rachel Gluck, MD, Psychiatrist to Mind Therapy Clinic!

Dr. Rachel Gluck is a Board-Certified General Psychiatrist currently completing specialized training in Addiction Psychiatry at UCSF. A transplant from

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Welcome Karen Palamos, LMFT!

Welcome, Karen Palamos!

Karen’s natural affinity for working within creative states led to an interest in also working with altered states of consciousness as an avenue to explore

Read More »
Rebeca Quezada, M.D. photo

Welcome Rebeca Quezada, M.D.

Dr. Quezada provides medication management and psychotherapy for depressive disorders, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Read More »

Welcome Rebeca Quezada, Psychiatrist

Welcome, Dr. Quezada!

At Mind Therapy Clinic, Dr. Quezada provides medication management and/or psychotherapy in various modalities for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia,

Read More »

New Therapy Group Available Identity Group!

Explore your identity in recovery and develop a sense of self-compassion and self-acceptance.  Various identities may be explored including race, ethnicity, color, culture, religion, sex, age, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity,

Read More »

New! Equine-Assisted Therapy

Horses have been used for therapeutic purposes since the time of the ancient Greeks, and today, equine-assisted therapy is used in a variety of setting with all types of people.

Read More »

Welcome Dr. Matt Blagys!

I am extremely happy to announce Matt Blagys, PhD, as our new Clinical Director.

Dr. Blagys has a robust clinical background which includes a number of years working

Read More »

Welcome Dr. Sara Drotman!

   We are pleased to welcome Sara Drotman, PsyD to our clinical team. Dr. Drotman completed her degree at Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University in New York,

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Welcome Jessica C. Lief, LCSW!

We are pleased to welcome Jessica C. Lief, LCSW, to our clinical team. Jessica is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of substance use

Read More »

New! Multi-Family Group

Multi-Family Group is a group designed to educate and support family members of individuals who are diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders. Group members will learn

Read More »