Peace of mind:

We all want peace of mind. Life with its many challenges, unexpected problems, and uncertainties can often throw us off center and cause stress and strain. Counseling with a supportive listener who cares can be helpful and uplifting. CCHW is a safe and confidential place for you to receive help in working through life’s many issues.


The Community Center for Health and Wellness (CCHW) on the Sofia University campus has been has been serving the Bay Area communities through providing quality psychotherapy and counseling services since 1976. Whether you are seeking in-depth, long-term psychotherapy or short-term counseling for immediate life problems, you will find the help you need at CCHW. We provide support to our communities in an integrated and holistic way. We do our best to work with your schedule by offering appointments from morning to early evening, Monday through Saturday. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you would like to make an appointment.

CCHW has accessible route, parking, and restrooms. Our facility complies with Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS).

** Please note that this is not a drop-in center. Call us or email us so we can be of service to you.**


To be an innovative and model counseling center that offers professional traditional and transpersonal psychotherapy and counseling services to the San Francisco Bay Area communities and provides excellent training and supervision to psychotherapy and counseling graduate students.

Our Community:

CCHW welcomes the rich diversity of our community’s racial and ethnic backgrounds, religious and political affiliations, and sexual orientations. We are not affiliated with any religious or spiritual organizations.


CCHW provides short-term and long-term psychotherapy and counseling services. Our counselors work with children, adolescents, adults, and groups. Our professional services are offered on a sliding scale.

    We provide the following services:

•       Developing satisfying relationships

•       Working through grief and bereavement

•       Managing stress, anxiety, and pain

•       Working with loneliness and alienation

•       Exploring life transitions

•       Addressing financial stress

•       Improving school and work performance

•       Parenting and teenage issues

•       Healing trauma and abuse

•       Deepening self-awareness and personal growth

•       Enhancing creativity and self-expression

•       Spiritual guidance


We provide the following forms of psychotherapy:

•       Psychodynamic Therapy

•       Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

•       Transpersonal Therapy

•       Humanistic Therapy

•       Somatic Based Therapy

•       Systems Therapy

•       Mindfulness Based Therapy

•       Creative Expression Therapy



Executive Director: Dr. Steven Schmitz

Clinical Director: Dr. Meghan Fraley

Supervisors: Dr. John Rettger

Clinical Consultants: Dr. Fred Luskin and Dr, Kelly Yi

Program Consultant: Dr. Matt Metzger

Clinic Coordinator: Iman Faraj

Our counselors are from psychology graduate programs at Sofia University and other graduate programs throughout the United States. They have been selected by the Clinical Director based on competency. They are supervised by licensed psychologists and marriage and family therapists, and adhere to all the laws and ethics governing the practice of psychotherapy and counseling.


Community Center for Health and Wellness (CCHW)

1057 E. Meadow Circle

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Enter the center through the green double doors.

How to contact CCHW:

Getting started at the Community Center for Health & Wellness is easy. Give us a call at 650-493-5006 or send us an email at to let us know how we can help you.

If you leave your telephone number, please let us know if it is a secure number so we can leave a detailed message when we return your call at a time you designate.