COVID-19 INFORMATION

The Wright Institute Clinical Services remains committed to supporting the emotional wellbeing and resilience of our surrounding community. In response to the global coronavirus crisis and the government directive to shelter-in-place, our clinical services quickly transitioned to offering telehealth psychotherapy via phone or video sessions.

The following procedures will be in effect until further notice:

  • Wright Institute Clinical Services will provide mental health services primarily by telephone or video sessions through a secure platform known as Doxy.Me or Zoom.us
  • Group therapy will also be provided on a more limited basis through a HIPAA secure Zoom platform.
  • For life-threatening psychiatric emergencies, continue to call 911 or go to a local emergency room.
  • For non-life-threatening situations, existing clients should call their respective clinics and dial the correct extension number found below.

For nearly 50 years, The Wright Institute Clinical Services has provided high quality, affordable psychological care to thousands of Bay Area residents.

We offer many different kinds of psychotherapy for older adolescents, adults, older adults, and couples as well as psychological assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults. All of our services are provided by Wright Institute doctoral students in training, supervised by licensed mental health clinicians.

We aim to provide you excellent clinical services on a sliding scale that are sensitive to your social and
cultural background. Please explore our site to find out more.

Wright Institute Clinical Services Program Directors

Deanna van Ligten, Psy.D.

Deanna van Ligten, Psy.D.

Director of Clinical Services

Jane Shamaeva

Jane Shamaeva

Program Assistant

Diane Kaplan, Ph.D.

Diane Kaplan, Ph.D.

The Wright Institute Clinic

Tracy Smith, Psy.D.

Tracy Smith, Psy.D.

School Based Collaborative

Daniela Kantorova, Psy.D.

Daniela Kantorova, Psy.D.

Contra Costa High Schools Program and The Wright Institute Sanctuary Project

Kinshasa Bennett, Ph.D.

Kinshasa Bennett, Ph.D.

The Wright Institute Assessment Services

Calla Belkin, Psy.D.

Calla Belkin, Psy.D.

The Wright Institute Recovery Clinic

Pooja Sharma, Psy.D.

The Wright Institute Elementary School Program

Robert Deady

Robert Deady

The Wright Institute Sanctuary Project

Terri Huh

Berkeley Cognitive Behavioral Clinic