We are proud to offer outpatient mental health therapy and substance use treatment provided by a team of licensed therapists to help our clients meet and maintain their overall wellness goals.

Mental Health & Substance Use Services Designed for You

Our team of dedicated, trained, and licensed therapists have a wealth of experience and training to support our clients in achieving their overall wellness goals. Damien Center also offers psychiatric care to our clients who are enrolled in mental health services.

Damien Center clients can access mental health services by contacting their Care Coordinator, PrEP Navigator, or medical provider. Clients who receive HIV care through another AIDS Service Organization can also access mental health services at Damien Center by speaking with their Care Coordinator.

Mental Health Services

Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, need someone you can talk to about your sexuality or gender identity, or a safe space to process trauma, the mental health team at Damien Center is here to provide support and resources that are tailored to your individual needs.

Our team of licensed mental health therapists work closely with each client’s treatment team to achieve the wellness goals that clients have set for themselves. Clients receiving mental health and substance use treatment services at Damien Center can rest assured that our mental health team provides a supportive and welcoming environment. Some of the specialties we provide support for at Damien Center include:

  • HIV related issues
  • LGBTQ Issues & support
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Clients who may benefit from outpatient psychiatric care may also be able to receive psychiatric assessment and medication management at Damien Center. Our licensed and experienced psychiatrists work closely with our mental health providers to ensure that the most appropriate treatment is provided to meet each client's needs.

Substance Use Treatment

Damien Center provides individual outpatient therapy for clients struggling with substance use disorders or in recovery for substance use. The licensed therapists that provide treatment for substance use have specialized training and knowledge in providing substance use services to the LGBTQ+ community, as well as clinical specialty knowledge with related issues, such as trauma, grief and loss, sexual health and wellness, and co-occurring mental health and medical conditions. 

Our team uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR).

Individuals wanting to connect with a Peer Recovery Coach or wishing to access to harm reduction supplies such as sterile syringes, fentanyl testing strips, naloxone, and information on safer use to reduce certain social or physical consequences of substance use can find additional support through our Harm Reduction Program.

Support Groups

Our support groups are designed to meet your needs. Check out our currently active groups by clicking here