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Mental health is more important than ever before. Concerned? Please reach out. CHC is accepting new clients. We are here to support you and your family with the safety of teletherapy appointments. Make a Teletherapy Appointment
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We are accepting new clients! CHC Clinical Services Coordinators will listen to your concerns, review our services and virtual options with you, and match you with the best available specialist for your child or teen.

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If you are a current client, your therapist or care team has been in touch with you regarding your appointments. CHC therapists are offering safe and effective mental health and learning services via Zoom, Skype and telephone!
CHC never wants cost to be a barrier to care for your family. Financial aid is available. Ask about our sliding scale.
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Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free

I’m not in my garage anymore. I’m out in the world again. But it’s an entirely different world than the one I left.

The past three months, and particularly the past few weeks, have challenged everything I thought I knew about the world. Like you, I’m exhausted, mentally and physically, from processing the roller coaster of emotions—the peaks of hope and valleys of heartbreak—again and again and again.

I’m questioning everything from who I want to be as a person, a parent, a citizen, a professional, a human being and a change maker, usually before breakfast. With the privilege of being able to make those decisions, comes the responsibility to step up. We know you stand with all of us at CHC in solidarity with communities of color who are in pain and angry and continue to be subjected to racism, discrimination, oppression, violence and death in our country. View post

Clinical Services is open with virtual visits!

Clinical services are available:

  • Most clinical appointments have moved to safe telehealth and phone methods.
  • RISE Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is delivering comprehensive DBT therapy to high risk teens remotely.
  • Urgent needs that require in-person communication and evaluation will be addressed in person by individual therapists.

For questions or new appointments, contact us at 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org.

Community Connections sessions are now online!

Community Education classes and groups will be provided as webinars when possible, and our Resource Library continues to be available for free online, 24/7. Details of our online offerings are published online and available in the Community Ed Weekly. Subscribe here.

March 16 Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents, Clients and Friends of CHC,

The COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly and we want to keep you informed so you can make plans for your family. As you know, earlier today six Bay Area counties issued Shelter-In-Place orders: Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Alameda and Contra Costa. You can access details about this order here. As a result, CHC’s Palo Alto, Ravenswood and South Bay offices will close at midnight on March 16. Most mental health services will be addressed via telehealth. Read more.

Thoughts From My Garage

Written by Ramsey Khasho, PsyD

It’s our eleventh day of “shelter-in-place.”

I’m working remotely from my garage, a makeshift office comprised of a dining room chair, portable folding table and a laptop. My wife, who is not a teacher, is in the house helping our three kids “distance learn,” trying to get them to focus on fractions and word problems. View post

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