Mental Health Support
As many as 350 million people worldwide deal with the challenges of mental illness. At this very moment, 2,000,000 Californians cannot access the psychological support they need. By contributing a gift of $50, $100, $250 or more to our Circle of Support campaign you will help individuals and families have access to affordable psychotherapy services through our clinicians.
Not For Profit
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax adviser to determine whether the contribution is deductible. In order to qualify for deduction, donors will need to save their donation receipt. Our tax identification number is 20-5284226.
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Other Reasons to Consider Giving
Innovation: Grateful Heart was founded in 2006 and was one of the first programs in the Bay Area to focus on the joint needs of early-career psychotherapists to both prepare for licensure and develop the critical business skills needed for success in private practice. In addition to providing important vocational support, we assist clinicians to develop and incubate their practices as viable businesses while they are still interns.
Impact: Since its inception, our organization has grown to provide psychotherapy to approximately 1000 individuals, couples, and families each year, the majority from economically vulnerable, at-risk or marginalized communities. More than 100 clinicians have participated in Grateful Heart’s program, successfully launching their practices.
Breadth of Focus: Grateful Heart focuses on well-rounded and thoughtful clinicians. While we support our interns in developing their expertise in the practice of traditional forms of psychotherapy, we also encourage them to consider and attend to the broader contexts of their clients’ lives, including the influences of intergenerational trauma, poverty and discrimination. They also are encouraged to understand the complex interplay of mind-body and spirit in their clients’ well-being.
Financial Empowerment: While early career practitioners in other fields, such as medicine, receive an income during their professional internships, most mental health practitioners do not have access to paid internships. Many training programs offer little or no compensation, placing a profound economic burden that requires most interns to hold multiple jobs while preparing for licensure. Those that do, pay only a nominal fee, or a small percentage of the client fees generated by the intern. As a result, many interns struggle with financial stress as they balance the monumental task of gaining their 3000 hours of clinical experience, while also surviving financially in the Bay Area. In contrast, as a non-profit, Grateful Heart is committed to providing our interns with the potential to earn a viable wage, based on how many clients they see. Philosophically, and in practice, we are dedicated to allocating as much of our client earnings as possible to our interns. After covering our basic operating expenses, all of our income is returned to our interns for their livelihoods.
Community Commitment: As part of our training program, each of our interns is required to see at least three low-income clients at a significantly reduced fee. At any one time, we provide an average of 250 individuals, couples, or families with access to very low fee psychotherapy in the $30 – $50 range compared to the standard market rate of services for $100 to $150/session.
A Focus on Social Justice: As part of our internship program, we offer training workshops to support our clinicians to develop their multicultural competencies. We also strive to adopt policies and procedures within our organization to promote sensitivity to issues of diversity and social justice. We continuously seek to engage in strategic program development to better serve our community, seeking ways to create more accessibility to services for marginalized, at-risk or low-income persons.
Thank you for your support. A gift to Grateful Heart is an investment in the health and well-being of your community.
Giving OptionsAnnual Circle of Support Fund
Community Fund for Affordable Psychotherapy
Scholarship Program for Therapists-in-Training
Memorial & Honorary Donations
Legacy and Planned Giving