Children's Health Council

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today
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Children's Health Council

Treatment Center

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Call Children's Health Council
(650) 681-2772
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

2280 Kenwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
(650) 688-3650

About

Children’s Health Council (CHC) is a non-profit agency that provides life-changing education and mental health services for children, teens and young adults (up to age 25) in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We’ve been a trusted community resource for nearly 70 years, specializing in ADHD, learning differences, anxiety and depression and autism. Our mission is to transform young lives by providing culturally-responsive, gold-standard services to families from diverse backgrounds regardless of language, location or ability to pay. With consultations, multidisciplinary evaluations, individualized therapy and personalized programs, our comprehensive and integrated approach honors each family’s unique challenges and needs. Our mission is to help children, teens and young adults become resilient, happy and successful at home, at school and in life. We strive to remove social emotional and learning barriers regardless of language, location or ability to pay. If you’re worried, don’t wait. We can help. We offer services in both English and Spanish, proudly accept Santa Clara Medi-Cal, and offer financial assistance.

Evaluations

Are your child’s difficulties at home and school caused by learning differences, ADHD, anxiety, depression or all of the above? Could social challenges indicate that your child is on the autism spectrum or are they just a typical delay in maturation? Often, a complex interplay of issues may be interfering with your child’s wellbeing, making it confusing and frustrating to get help. A child who is struggling in school, for example, will have limited success with academic tutoring if the root of the problem is actually undiagnosed inattention and/or anxiety issues. CHC's independent evaluations honor the complexities of the whole child and are a first step to figuring out whether special services or accommodations at school are necessary for your child’s academic success. You’ll have a whole team of experts working together to create one plan. One report. Less confusion. A clearer path forward.

Treatment

Compassionate, life-changing care helps children, teens, young adults and families reach their full promise and potential. Our evidence-based approach ensures that the experts on your team leverage their unique insights and experience to support and advocate for your child. We offer several types of treatment, including individual therapy, family therapy, medication management, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Not sure where to start? We offer free 30-min consultations with expert CHC providers to help prioritize concerns and develop a road map for care.

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Medi-Cal
We offer a generous financial assistance program to ensure equitable access to care, regardless of ability to pay.
Email us or call (650) 681-2772 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: California / 220000427

Children's Health Council's Groups

RISE Comprehensive DBT IOP

RISE Intensive Outpatient Program for high school teens features comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), including: individual and group therapy, multi-family skills groups to help foster positive family relationships, and 24/7 phone coaching for teens. Staffed by seasoned, licensed clinicians who specialize in working with teens, the 12-week program offers adolescent psychiatry and medication management; support with transitions between IOP, inpatient and outpatient therapy; and coordination with outside mental health providers, school staff and appropriate medical professionals. Insurance-based; scholarships available for un/underinsured clients. Currently operating in a hybrid model.

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High School DBT Skills Group

In this group, teens will learn and practice DBT skills that they can use to regulate emotions and behaviors, enhance mood, improve relationships and engage in effective problem solving and communication. DBT is an evidence-based treatment with skills that focus on mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. If you are already being seen at CHC, please ask your therapist about joining the Teen DBT Skills Group. If not, please have a parent call or email the Care Team: 650.688.3625 or careteam@chconline.org.

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Middle School DBT Multifamily Skills Group

This skills-based group is for middle school youth with difficulty regulating mood and behaviors and/or related relationship challenges. Parents and teens will be taught a structured Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) curriculum that will offer skills for distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation and effective communication. Parent involvement both supports teens in using skills and offers parents skills they can apply to their own lives.

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Location

650 Clark Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Call Children's Health Council
(650) 681-2772
Offers online therapy
Other Location +

Additional Location

2280 Kenwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128
(650) 688-3650
Specialties
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • ADHD & Learning Differences
  • Autism
Issues
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Farsi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Spanish and Mandarin
Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Programs and Services

Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

Our Website
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Children's Health Council

Treatment Center