The Bay Area is an expensive place for a psychotherapist to practice, and if you want to provide great care for individuals who are on government-funded healthcare, it’s virtually cost prohibitive. Our business model provides infrastructure for a team of clinicians who agree to treat clients meeting our eligibility requirements in our facility – at no cost to the clinicians. The clinicians perform their own billing. Both full-time and part-time openings are available.
We would love to extend this opportunity to you.
Restore Women’s Wellness Centers is a new nonproﬁt organization that is addressing the debilitating effects of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in low-income women of color. Our mission is to help urban women living in high-poverty communities not just survive, but thrive – because when women are well, their families and communities follow.
Our organization focuses on providing psychotherapy for women ages 16-55 who are on Medi-Cal or Medicare. That means they live at or below 138% of the federal poverty level. With poverty comes depression – it’s a no-brainer. A Gallup survey showed that 31% of Americans in poverty say they have at some point been diagnosed with depression, while the general population reports only 16%. Women are nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression as men. The CDC states that women at highest risk for major depression are single, unemployed or low-income women of color with less than a college education. African-American women are among the most untreated group for depression in the nation. Our organization exists to make these women a priority.
Restore Women’s Wellness Centers has three beautifully outfitted counseling rooms in a secure building located in a safe neighborhood two blocks from San Leandro B.A.R.T. Valerie Doyle, LMFT, serves as our Clinical Director.
Our Infrastructure Includes: reception and counseling rooms, general liability insurance, marketing and outreach, internet, electronic health record system, and an executive assistant who will set initial appointments with new clients, greet ongoing clients, and make reminder calls. Hours include weekdays, evenings and Saturday. Additionally, our clinical director will be providing periodic opportunities for education, community building, and peer consultation review for the clinicians.
We are especially interested in: clinicians of color, clinicians who are enthusiastic about treating this population, clinicians who are already approved as Medi-Cal or Medicare providers, and clinicians who have had their license for more than two years.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact Shari Plunkett at [email protected] org or call 510-878-9709.