We offer an integrative therapeutic approach utilizing our Mindfulness-Based Somatic expertise, and by employing a variety of appropriate methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, Attachment-Based Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and methods that are applied to individual needs.
MENTAL HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS FOR SONOMA COUNTY
The world has changed since 2020 and mental health care is needed now more than ever. Here in Sonoma County, we have been collectively navigating several major wildfires in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. The impacts on mental and emotional well-being are widespread and therapy offered by skilled, compassionate providers is essential.
The Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic has a 30-person counseling staff that offers therapy geared toward each client's individual needs. We have been providing effective, accessible, and affordable mental health services to our community since 1987.
MISSION & HISTORY.
The Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic was founded in 1987 to provide affordable psychotherapy services to those in need in Sonoma County and surrounding areas. At that time, all of the low-fee clinics had waiting lists, and there was a need for more services. Our sliding-scale counseling program serves individual adults and children, couples, and families.
We also offer group therapy and educational classes to the public. Our staff includes 30 licensed and intern therapists. We aim to expand the availability and excellence of psychotherapy to improve overall mental health in Sonoma County, adding to the quality of life for the entire community.
Mental health care keeps medical costs down, reduces employment absence, reduces domestic violence and child abuse, works to reduce addictive behaviors, and keeps our community safe. It costs us $115 to
offer a session, but our average client fee fluctuates from $50-$60 per session. Seventy percent of our clients earn less than $1500 per month, so we can’t raise our fees for our most vulnerable population.
Over the last thirty years the need for mental health care has grown as government resources have been reduced and as the insurance industry has found ways to limit reimbursement. We help provide the safety net for people in acute crisis with nowhere else to turn. We have taken the role of providing care to people who cannot pay the full fees for treatment, but who are in extreme need of care. Our clientele includes many who come to us for understanding and growth, but also those who suffer from major mental illness. Many clients we see are in crisis and face immediate survival issues mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Sadly, there is an increasing need for more mental health services for the general population of our county, and our mission is to provide that care.