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 $145 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.

UPDATED INFORMATION

*Effective September 20th, 2021*

 We are excited to be hold our in-person skills classes at Hive Oakland, a multi-use community space in downtown Oakland. For more information: https://hiveoakland.com

 We will continue to offer adult skills class, parenting skills classes, one teen/parent skills class on Zoom

In-person skills classes are currently available for COVID19 vaccinated participants, with proof of vaccination record

Licensed clinicians on our DBT team are not currently accepting new individual therapy clients. Please contact us every 3-4 weeks to check on availability

We have two interns on our DBT team who are currently accepting new clients:

  • If you are interested in meeting with Mark Abelson, AMFT or Stephanie Haft MA, please contact Karen Erickson, LMFT at karen@clearwaterclinic.com
  • If you are interested in meeting with Esther Howe, MA, please contact Dr. Erika Swanson at erika@clearwaterclinic.com

RE-OPENING UPDATES:

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. 

 

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Updated 9/20/21