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The Community & Youth Resource Program service youth ages 12-18 who are enrolled in either middle or high school and reside in San Ramon. This program utilizes recreation, community service, and skill development to prevent or deter "at-risk" behaviors in youth.

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Resource Information & Links

Teen and Family Counseling Resources


Peace Counseling Center ( Danville )
Couples, Families, Children
Sliding Scale

Discovery Center   ( Danville )
Couples, Families, Children, Teens, Groups
Sliding Scale

Axis Community Health ( Pleasanton )
Spanish, Russian, drug/alcohol, domestic violence, anger mgmt.
Low Cost Medical Clinic

Center for Creative Living
( Danville )
Parenting Classes, groups, couples, individual, teens
Cliff Crain-Director

Trinity Life Counseling ( Pleasanton )
Teens, couples, families, children, groups
Christian focus



Therapists and Their Specializations

Claire Chow, MFT (San Ramon)
Asian American, couples, families, bereavement, teens

Danielle Freitas, MFT (Walnut Creek)
Teen girls, early adulthood, individuals

Adriana Russell, MFT (Walnut Creek)
Couples, teens, individuals, cross cultural, codependency

Carrie Paulus, MFT (Walnut Creek)
Children, teens, individuals, families

Bev Winslow, MFT (Walnut Creek)
Teens, couples, individuals, families

George Papageorge, MFT ( Pleasanton )
Children, Teens, Families, Couples

Pat Bringel, MFT (San Ramon/Walnut Creek)
Couples, Families, Teens, Children

Mary Ruth Cross, MFT (San Ramon)
Young children, families, couples

Kimberly Ehrlich, MFT (San Ramon)

Rosalind Englander-Calo, MFT ( Walnut Creek )
Pride for Kids
Children, Teens, families

Aaron Feldman, MFT (Walnut Creek/Pleasant Hill)

Marie Hopper, MFT (Lafayette)
Young Children, Pre-Teens, Teens, Parents

Sandra Lessenden, MFT ( Walnut Creek )
Teens, children, families, couples, eating disorders


Matt Lindgren, MFT ( Livermore )
Anthropos Counseling Center
Trauma, foster children, EMDR, child abuse, domestic violence, couples

Sylvia Meier, MFT ( Dublin )
Foster/adopted children, teens, blended families, infertility issues

Laura Melgosa, MFT (Livermore)
Teens, families, child abuse, domestic violence

Gregory Newton, MFT ( Danville )
Teens, men's issues, couples, family

JoAnn Rodrigues, MFT (San Ramon)
Children, teens, families, couples

Julie Scheinman, MFT, ATR ( Walnut Creek )
Couples, families, children, adults, teens

Gerald Thauberger, MFT ( Walnut Creek )
Individuals, teens, families, couple

Mary Threkkel, MFT (Lafayette)
Children, teens, adults 

Winnis Chiang, MFT (San Ramon)
Asian Americans, couples, parenting, children, teens

Lisa Bachmann, MFT (Dublin)
Young children, adults, families, divorce, parenting/co-parenting


Developmental Pediatrician

Dr. Brad Berman,  925-279-3480
Walnut Creek, CA


Child & Teen Psychiatrist

Vasanta V. Giri, MD   925-519-1972 ( Walnut Creek )

Ray Ruzacano, MD   925-943-1400 ( Walnut Creek )

Multicultural Therapy

Claire Chow MFT (Asian American Issues)  925-828-2656 (San Ramon)

Adriana Russell MFT (Spanish speaking)  925-945-1485

Horizons Family Counseling Center  (Spanish speaking)  925-371-4747 Ages 6-18

Shaheen Khozoic, MFT (Farsi)  925-323-1212 (Pleasanton)

Winnis Chang (Mandarin, Cantonese, Asian American Issues)  925-806-8600 (San Ramon)

Lana Theimer, MFT (Russian)  510-845-0548 (Walnut Creek)

Catherine Taylor, MFT (Spanish)  925-963-2792 (Walnut Creek)


Drug & Alcohol Assessments/Treatment/Support

Alcohol & Drug Helpline  800-821-4357

Cocaine Help Line  800-262-2463

Cocaine Anonymous of Northern California  415-821-6155

New Connections (teen and adult outpatient programs)   925-363-5000

Kaiser Mental Health Program  925-295-4145

R-quest (teen and adult outpatient programs) (925) 426-0501

Thunder Road (inpatient/outpatient teen program)  510-653-5040

New Leaf Treatment Center (for teens and adults)  925-284-5200

Project Eden  510-247-8200

Alanon/Alateen (for families of alcoholics/drug abusers)  925-932-6770

Alcoholics Anonymous 24 hour hotline  925-939-4155

Narcotics Anonymous  925-685-4357

Marijuana Anonymous  510-287-8873


Parenting Classes

Mt. Diablo Adult Education at Loma Vista Parent Education Department  925-685-7340 x2771

The Center for Creative Living in Danville  925-855-1745 x 2


Family Conflict Management

Loma Vista Parent Education Department   925-685-7340 x2771

Center for Human Development  925-687-8844

Peace Creations  925-988-9505

Discovery Counseling Center  925-837-0505


Family in Crisis/Runaway

Northern California Family Center  925-370-1990

Bodin & Associates  925-283-9100


24 hour Crisis Services

Contra Costa Crisis Center  800-833-2900

Parental Stress Service  800-829-3777

Teen Crisis Line  800-RUNAWAY

Child Protective Services (to report child abuse/neglect)  925-646-1680

Homeless Hotline  800-808-6444

National Runaway Switchboard  800-786-2929

California Youth Crisis Line  800-843-5200


Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Center of Central Costa Costa 800 670-7273


Domestic Violence Resources

STAND 1-888 215-5555

Contra Costa Crisis Center 1-800 863-7600

Shepherd's Gate 443-4283

Child Help USA (24 hour hotline for children being abused) 800 422-4453


Bi, Transgender, Gay, Questioning Youth and Their Families

Center for Human Development Empowerment Groups  925-687-8844

The Trevor Helpline  800-850-8078

Gay and Lesbian National Hotline  888-843-4564

Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG)  925-831-8172

Project Eden (substance abuse treatment for gay and lesbian)  510-247-8200

Rainbow Community Center  925-692-0090

GLBT Youth (talk line)  800-246-7743


Eating Disorders/Body Image

Overeaters Anonymous (for overeaters, bulimics and anorexics)

Casa Serena  (therapy and support groups for eating disorders)  925-682-4891

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders 847-831-3438

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