Wright Institute Clinical Services: Why Therapy

Welcome to the Wright Institute's Clinical Services. We are a psychotherapy and psychological assessment clinic committed to a compassionate, culturally informed, personal approach to mental health and well-being. Our clinic has offered high quality, affordable, psychotherapy and clinical assessment to Berkeley and the surrounding area for over 50 years. We provide our community with several options for psychotherapy and clinical assessment to meet your particular needs.

Whether you are struggling with difficult experiences such as depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, grief, or addiction, or working through interpersonal problems, relationship issues, job stress, or a challenging life transition, our psychotherapy clinics focus on your unique situation to arrive at an individualized treatment plan. Our clinicians work with people across the lifespan from children to adolescents, to adulthood through older adulthood, and also provide couples treatment.

If you are looking for a psychological or neuropsychological assessment to clarify a diagnosis or to evaluate a learning or cognitive difficulty, our assessment clinic will thoroughly, thoughtfully, and affordably help you address your questions. Psychological assessment services are available for children, adolescents, and adults/older adults.

We aim to provide excellent sliding scale clinical services that are sensitive to your social and cultural background. All of our services are provided by Wright Institute doctoral students in training, supervised by licensed mental health clinicians. Choosing the right therapist or assessment service is an important part of the healing process when you face challenges that call for professional help and support. We will actively listen to your concerns and work to understand your difficulties in the unique context of your life.

Our mission is to create an accepting and comfortable environment where you can explore and discuss your life freely. You are not alone in your struggles. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than a quarter of American children, adolescents, and adults experience some kind of anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulty each year. If you are feeling overwhelmed, not adjusting well, or unable to cope with what is going on in your life, you may benefit from our services. Our website offers some basic information to guide your decision about how to get help. Please explore our site and contact the clinic that best suits your needs. You can also call our general line if you have questions about which clinic is right for you.