Community Resources

Please note that Stanford does not endorse or monitor information contained in the links below, and they are provided solely as an additional outside resource.

There are many excellent therapists, clinical psychologists and psychiatrists who provide mental health care in the community surrounding Stanford.

It is important to choose a provider who is licensed to provide therapy. Providers with the following types of titles/licenses can provide therapy:

  • Licensed Psychologists (PhD, PsyD)
  • Clinical Social Workers (MSW, LCSW)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCC)
  • Psychiatrists (MD) – these providers can prescribe medication
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) – these providers can prescribe medication

For urgent or life-threatening mental health needs, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

For immediate crisis intervention, 24/7 support is available from The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) and the Crisis Text Line (text “Go” to 741741).

The following websites may be helpful resources in gathering additional information about mental health providers in the community. 

The following clinics operate on a sliding scale and can set a fee based on income and ability to pay:

Additional Resources

  • Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio 1-888-628-9454
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • National Alliance on Mental Health: 1-408-453-0400 option 1
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline 1-800-662-4357