Peer Counseling will remain open through the holidays. On Christmas day 12/25/18 please ring the clinic doorbell to be seen.

The Berkeley Free Clinic provides free, confidential peer counseling for individuals.

Services are provided by lay volunteers trained in active listening. We give our clients the space to explore whatever it is they would like to talk about. We do not give advice, provide treatment, or make diagnoses.

We cannot write or fill prescriptions. We do offer referrals to other low-cost Bay Area mental health resources.

Ongoing peer counseling

After you have come to a drop-in session, it is possible to set up regular sessions outside of drop-in hours, depending on the preference and comfort of you and your peer counselor. Feel free to ask about ongoing peer counseling.  


Monday - Friday: Drop-in hours are from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and are open to everyone.

Saturday: Drop-in hours are from 12-230pm (we stop taking appointments after 2pm), women and trans-inclusive clients only.

Sessions run approximately 60 minutes. Open to everyone age eighteen and up.