Mental Health Services

We offer individual, family and group counseling for survivors of intimate partner abuse and their children. Our clinicians work with clients to:

  • Reduce trauma symptoms
  • Enhance their sense of well-being
  • Increase their repertoire of coping strategies
  • Reduce depression
  • Safety plan for the short and long-term
  • Decrease feelings of isolation
  • Manage stress

Children’s Program

CORA focuses intensively on helping children heal from exposure to intimate partner abuse through our trauma-informed Children’s Program. This program serves children of all ages. For 0–5-year-olds, we have a First Five program that:

  • Supports parents in strengthening their attachment with their children.
  • Supports family systems in healing from trauma they experienced.
  • Empowers parents to support their children’s healing.

For children ages 6 and up we offer

  • Therapeutic treatment through individual, family, or group therapy.
  • Treatment of symptoms/behaviors that are a result of violence exposure and complex trauma.
  • A focused approach to building resiliency and empowering children, youth, and families.

LGBTQ+ Program

Housed under our mental health department, our LGBTQ+ program ensures CORA’s services are welcoming and tailored to LGBTQ+ survivors who come to us for help. This program offers:

  • Community outreach events to raise LGBTQ+ visibility and access to education and resources.
  • Providing individual therapy and LGBTQ+ specific support groups addressing healthy relationships and abuse dynamics.
  • Consultation and training to CORA staff, as well as other agency partners, regarding LGBTQ+ survivor care.
  • Case management for LGBTQ+ Clients that provides inclusive and affirming resources to clients based on their specific needs.
  • Ongoing partnership with the San Mateo County Pride Center to collaborate on events and workshops tailored specifically for LGBTQ+ community members and their needs.

The LGBT Power and Control Wheel was developed by Roe and Jagodinsky. Adapated from the Power & Control and Equity Wheels Developed by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project.