The Berkeley Free Clinic provides free, confidential peer counseling for individuals 18+.

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.


Monday - Friday: Drop-in hours are from 6:30pm - 8:30pm and are open to everyone 18+.

Saturday: Drop-in hours are from 12 noon - 2:30pm (we stop taking appointments after 2pm), women and trans-inclusive clients only.

Sessions run approximately 60 minutes.