Mental Health Services Program

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CAPE, Inc.’s Mental Health program is dedicated to strengthening the relationships between young children and the adults who care for them.

Psychotherapy Services
Young children can benefit greatly from specialized support to help them to develop positive relationships, express their thoughts and feelings appropriately, and manage the ups and downs of daily life.

CAPE, Inc. is devoted to ensuring that each child’s individual needs are met and that his or her unique gifts and talents are developed. Serving children with a range of mental health needs is an integral part of our commitment to families.

Children and families referred to our program may be:

  • Enduring loss or a transition (loss of or change in parent or caregiver, birth of a new sibling, change in school or living situation)
  • Showing aggressive behaviors towards other people, or towards themselves
  • Having trouble eating or sleeping
  • Seeming nervous, scared, sad, angry, or irritable
  • Having trouble getting along with other children or adults
  • Have witnessed violence in the home or the community
  • Having behavioral challenges in preschool or daycare
  • Facing life stressors such as divorce/separation, relocation, immigration, and financial hardship

Mental Health Consultation
All CAPE Head Start classrooms have the support of a Mental Health Consultant who works with teachers, families, and children on issues related to social and emotional development. You can find information about the Mental Health Consultant in CAPE classrooms or by speaking with your child’s teacher.

Our Clients: We work with children from birth through their 8th birthday who have full scope Alameda County Medi-Cal and reside in Eastern and Southern Alameda County (including the Tri-Valley area, Fremont, Newark, Hayward, Castro Valley, and San Leandro). We also have a limited number of therapy spots available for CAPE students with other insurance.

Our Staff: Our staff is composed of Masters-level therapists and social workers, all of who have specialized training and experience in Early Childhood Mental Health.

To Make a Referral: Call our referral line at (925) 443-3434 ext. 121 to leave a message in English or Spanish. An intake clinician will return your call within 3 business days.

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    CAPE, Inc.'s primary focus is providing the highest quality Early Childhood Development services that meet the needs of low-income children and their families.
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