Original artwork compliments of  La Cheim's talented clients.

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For over 40 years, La Cheim has built a robust continuum of care to help kids and adults that no one else could reach. We provide educational and mental health services throughout Alameda and Contra Costa County at our nonpublic schools, community mental health center (including a PHP/IOP), therapeutic behavioral services program, and residential treatment center. 

Our uniqueness lies in the caliber and compassion of our team; teachers, art therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, RNs, social workers, MFTs, and mentors. They are the ones who create life-changing experiences with the people they serve.


Check Out a "Day in the Life" of La Cheim's PHP/IOP Day Treatment Programs

La Cheim's approach is warm, relaxed, respectful, and collaborative. We see ourselves as guides or consultants to clients as they work to access their own innate healing strength, wisdom, and resilience. Clients often describe our treatment environment as especially welcoming, supportive, and non-pathologizing. Learn more.

La Cheim Offers Specialized Therapeutic Services for Survivors of Suicide Loss

La Cheim Behavioral Health Services in Oakland is now offering both individual and group therapy for those dealing with the complex bereavement that frequently accompanies the loss of a loved one to suicide. Both the individual therapy and the group therapy offered at La Cheim are based on the groundbreaking work of John Jordan, PhD. Dr. Jordan’s methodology was developed in close collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the American Association of Suicidology. Learn more.

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