Community Institute for Psychotherapy (CIP) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt center founded in 1977 to provide quality, low-cost mental health services to individuals and families who don’t have the resources to pay full fees for professional help. CIP offers a full range of services designed to meet a variety of needs.
We at CIP believe that through psychotherapy, training, education, and prevention, we have a vital role to play in personal and global change. We believe that the healing of the individual and the healing of the planet are inseparable. We believe that every individual, regardless of trauma and/or disabilities, has the ability to heal, build a healthier, more meaningful life, and contribute as a member of an interconnected community.
Our work is accomplished in cooperation and coordination with a wide variety of community-based, public and private agencies and professionals throughout Marin County.
CIP offers short- and long-term outpatient psychotherapy on a sliding scale fee basis to adults, children, families, and couples. Our quality affordable care serves hundreds of Marin residents each year. We help parents end conflict to create loving, nurturing homes; children and youth to gain the confidence to learn and succeed; couples to open pathways to communication and renewed respect; and adults, including seniors, to enjoy richer, fuller lives.
We serve clients from throughout Marin, including the communities of East San Rafael, West Marin, Marin City, and Novato. People learn about our services through a number of community agencies, such as Marin Community Clinic, and Marin Suicide Prevention among others. CIP does not discriminate on the basis of background, religion, sexual orientation, or cognitive or physical ability.
Our services are provided by 22 to 24 pre-licensed therapists, including Pre-Doctoral Students, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Clinical Social Work Associates, and Practicum Students who are selected by a competitive process into CIP’s intensive training programs. Supervision and training are provided by more than 100 licensed mental health professionals who volunteer their time and expertise, assuring the highest level of client care.
Sessions with licensed therapists are also available.
Who We Are
CIP’s Administrative Staff is assisted by the Board of Directors, comprising prominent community members, which oversees the agency’s operations. In all, CIP enlists the talents and expertise of more than 100 community volunteers, including Clinical Staff, and the Advisory Committee, as well as event volunteers, in the delivery of clinical services, professional and community education, and fund development.
Our work is accomplished in cooperation and coordination with a wide variety of public and private agencies and individuals throughout the county.