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Our Programs & Services

A Diverse Array of Community-Focused Offerings

La Cheim's Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP), Browning House, provides a safe, nurturing, and trauma-informed environment for emotionally challenged, male-identified youth ages 12-18 whose circumstances do not permit them to live with their families or guardians.


Clinical staff facilitates daily groups and activities that are designed to enhance social, emotional and behavioral skills in support of each resident's treatment plan, happiness, future goals, and recovery from trauma. We emphasize outdoor activities.


For more information, see the STRTP Program page.


Quality Education in Contra Costa & Alameda Counties

La Cheim manages a nonpublic school for the Western Contra Costa and Alameda County Area. The school provides special education services to students in grades 6-12 identified as having social/emotional, behavioral, and learning needs that cannot be met in traditional school settings. 


Our students benefit from small classes that offer a high staff-student ratio, structured and engaging core academic classes integrated with therapeutic groups and access to counselors throughout the day. Our dedicated and experienced professional staff work with each individual student to help them develop their academic skills while strengthening social skills, problem-solving and conflict resolution. Learn more and get in touch.


PHP / IOP Adult Day Treatment | Clinician Training

La Cheim Behavioral Health Services is a licensed Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in Oakland, California. We provide a range of services for children, adolescents, and adults who live in our surrounding communities.


La Cheim Behavioral Health Services -- Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) & Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The centerpiece of La Cheim's CMHC is our adult PHP & IOP -- an innovative pair of day treatment programs for adults that includes both a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).  Our day treatment programs empower clients to draw on their strengths and regain their vitality. The programs specialize in treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, grief/loss, trauma/PTSD, and thought disorders. We also address issues associated with chemical dependency, recovery, and relapse prevention. Learn more.


Postgraduate Training for Postgraduate Clinicians

The PHP/IOP program also incorporates specialized training for postgraduate clinicians working towards licensure. Please contact us to inquire about our diverse and dynamic clinical training program. Learn more.

School-Based Therapy for Underserved Youth
We also offer limited outpatient therapy services for underserved youth via a partnership with a local school in Oakland. (Students are selected for therapy by the school itself, so we're unfortunately not able to take referrals from the community at this time.) To learn more about this offering, please contact our Program Director, Frances Raeside, LMFT, at (510) 596-8129. 


Safe & Nurturing Environment for Adolescents

CMCH/Nonpublic Schools
Residenttial Treatment Center


Prevention & Healing for Children & Adolescents

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) serves children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 years who are impacted by extreme social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, putting them at risk of removal from their current living situation. TBS is an especially unique preventive and interventive service to help youth and their family or guardian learn new ways of managing emotions and behaviors before it becomes a crisis situation.


La Cheim TBS facilitates behavioral change through creative use of cognitive behavioral interventions and collaboration with the youth, parent/caregiver, and a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.  

For more information, please contact Leslie Leiva, Acting Program Director, at or (510) 222-3946.

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