Clearwater is an outpatient mental health clinic that specializes in DBT therapy, integrative trauma interventions, and assessment for all age groups.
Clearwater is located in Orinda, conveniently located just a few minutes off Highway 24. We have free parking available and are within a five minute walk from the Orinda BART station. We typically serve Oakland, Berkeley, Lamorinda, Walnut Creek, and Tri-Valley communities.
Individual therapy appointments range in cost from $165 to $250 per 50 minute session depending on degree, licensure and the experience level of the clinician. Clinicians maintain sliding scale spots on their caseloads. We assess sliding scale options for therapy and class participation on a case-by-case basis. Clearwater does NOT accept any direct third party payments, including private insurance and Medi-Cal. We provide clients with an invoice/super bill to submit to insurance for an out-of-network reimbursement.
*Effective August 3rd, 2022*
We are excited to announce the addition of two new members to our DBT team. Sinclaire O’Grady and Catherine Callaway are both doctoral students at UC Berkeley and training in DBT at Clearwater. Both have limited availability on their caseload for new teen and young adult clients. You can read more about them on our staff page. If you are interested in working with Sinclaire, please contact Dr. Swanson at email@example.com. If you are interested in working with Catherine, please contact Karen Erickson, LMFT at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our DBT Skills classes fill up very quickly. If you interested in enrollment in an upcoming module, please submit an online inquiry right away. Our enrollment process (i.e., initial inquiry, paperwork completion, intake appointment, enrollment confirmation) can take up to 3 weeks. Please plan accordingly to provide enough time for all steps.
In-person skills classes are currently available for COVID19 vaccinated participants, with proof of vaccination record
We are no longer requiring masks inside our clinic or classes for fully vaccinated clients who have signed our covid waiver. This policy is subject to change as per state and federal guidelines.