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. Our adult DBT skills classes are a 24-week series and cost $800 per person for an 8-week segment. The skills classes in our adolescent program are a 24-week series and cost $1080 for one teen and one parent/caregiver for a 6-week segment.  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. We can assess sliding scale options for therapy and class participation on a case-by-case basis.

** New DBT Skills Class for Binge Eating and Bulimia**

  • Start Date: Monday, April 12th, 2021 (20-week curriculum) 
  • Mondays 12:00-1:30 pm with Hilary Ferris White, LCSW and Jill Rodgers-Quaye, Ph.D.
  • Maximum of 12 participants
  • $100/ per person per class/$2000 for the full course. Payment in full required before the start of class.
  • Contact: Hilary Ferris White at

Jill Rodgers Quaye, Ph.D. and Hilary Ferris White, LCSW will be holding a virtual Dialectical Behavior Therapy  (DBT) skills class for binge eating and bulimia for adults 18 and older. Over the course of 20 weeks participants will learn standard DBT skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and a shortened interpersonal effectiveness module. In addition, this class will provide nutrition information, motivation and commitment strategies to stop binging, as well as relapse prevention. Casey Crosby, RD will provide nutrition information via guest lectures.

All class members must be in ongoing individual therapy and medically stable. Members must commit to not dieting during the period of the group. Unlike other standard DBT classes with rolling admission, this class is a closed group where participants sign up for the full 20 weeks.

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Updated 4/19/21