Clearwater is an outpatient mental health clinic that specializes in DBT therapy, integrative trauma interventions, and assessment for all age groups.

Clearwater is located blocks from Kaiser Permanente in Oakland. It has parking available, is on a major bus line, and is within walking distance of the MacArthur BART station. It is only about a 25 minute drive from Walnut Creek, Danville, and other Tri-Valley communities.

Individual therapy appointments range in cost from $165 to $220 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 July 22nd, 2021*

The DBT program is not currently providing consultation calls or running a waitlist for individual therapy clients.

If you are interested in meeting with one of our DBT interns, please contact Karen Erickson, LMFT at

If you are interested in meeting with a licensed therapist on our DBT team, please call or email every 3-4 weeks to check on availability. 

Individuals and families are welcome to enroll in our DBT Skills classes if they already have a therapist in place. You don’t need to be seeing a Clearwater-based therapist to take our skills classes.


Clearwater is open for in-person session. We adhere to federal and state COVID-19 recommendations. Current clients will need to sign a COVID-19 consent form to resume therapy in person. 

The following DBT Skills Classes will resume in-person instruction in September:

Tuesday and Thursday evening DBT Skills Classes for Teens (13-18 yo) and Parents

Wednesday evening DBT skills Class for Young Teens (11-13 yo) and Parents


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Updated 7/22/21