Mental Health Services

We provide counseling, case management, and psychiatric services to those with a qualifying mental health diagnosis and a developmental disability.

Mental Health Services

We are the largest outpatient mental health clinic for people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs in the state of California and the West Coast. We help everyone from children to senior citizens. Our Mental Health Services staff is fluent in 14 languages: English, Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese, Hindi, Russian, Italian, French, Catalan, Portuguese, and German.

Our Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Services Include:

  • Counseling/Behavioral Health Services. Individual and group therapy, case management, rehabilitation counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric consultations with family and child psychiatric physicians, and individual consultations for parents.
  • Therapeutic Behavioral Service (TBS). For children with extreme needs who required recent hospitalization, are at risk of hospitalization, or at risk of losing placement. They may qualify for intensive 1:1 behavioral treatment with parental consultation in the home, school, or community.
  • Family Support and Education. Educational and support meetings for families, significant others, and providers from board and care homes who serve those with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

Our Adult Services Include:

  • Behavioral Health. Psychotherapy, rehabilitation counseling, cognitive behavior therapy, supportive therapy, behavior therapy, play therapy and other modalities as necessary to assist the individual in controlling symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or other cognitive and mood disorders.
  • Case Management Services. Assistance in connecting the adult to other community services.
  • Psychiatric Services. Assessment by a psychiatrist, and medication if warranted.
  • Registered Nurse Services. For clients and their families.
  • Behavioral Health-Management Groups. To assist clients with management of health behaviors to promote healthy living and longevity.
  • Family Support and Education. Educational and support meetings for parents, caregivers, significant others, and board and care staff who serve individuals with mental health needs and developmental disabilities.
  • WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) Services. Group experience to prevent crises, promote adaptive behaviors, and develop skills to maintain mental health stability.
  • Autism and Co-occurring Disorders. Treatment for people with autism and co-existing behavioral health problems.

Hope Services has been active in researching more effective treatments for autism. In 2012 Hope’s Mental Health Services completed an innovative report on autism, led by Ann Fernandez, LMFT, which focused on effective ways to identify, assess, and treat psychiatric illnesses that impact individuals who also have autism. Clients involved in the project have been stabilized or have experienced improvements in their social integration. You can read the original report here. In September 2015, Hope’s Mental Health Center presented its updated report to the 10th Congress of the European Society on Mental Health in Intellectual Disability in Firenze, Italy.

Download our Mental Health Services brochure.

Service Eligibility

Mental Health Center clients must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Primary diagnosis of a developmental disability with a qualifying mental health diagnosis
  • Referral by a regional center or the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
  • Live in our geographical service area

Referral Process

If you receive services from a regional center, ask your Service Coordinator to refer you to the Hope Services Mental Health Center. If you live in Santa Clara County and have Medi-Cal and no private insurance, call the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Department at 1-800-704-0900 for a referral.

More Information

Anna Fernandez, LMFT
Director, Behavioral Health Services
Hope Services
1555 Parkmoor Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
afernandez@hopeservices.org
408-282-0487

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