about the LOMI clinic

 
 
 

The Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic was founded in 1987 to provide affordable psychotherapy services to those in need in Sonoma County and surrounding areas. At that time all of the low-fee clinics had

waiting lists and there was a need for more services. Our sliding scale counseling program serves individual adults and children, couples, and families, providing 11,000 hours of therapy this year. We also offer group therapy and educational classes to the public. Our staff includes 30 licensed and intern therapists. Our aim is to expand the availability and excellence of psychotherapy in order to improve overall mental health in Sonoma County, adding to the quality of life for the entire community.


Mental health care keeps medical costs down, reduces employment absence, reduces domestic violence and child abuse, works to reduce addictive behaviors and keeps our community safe. It costs us $55 to

offer a session, but our average client fee is $35. Seventy percent of our clients earn less than $1000 per month, so we can’t raise our fees for our most vulnerable population.


Over the last twenty-five years the need for mental health care has grown as government resources have been reduced and as the insurance industry has found ways to limit reimbursement. Currently, our

county has no inpatient mental health facility, and we help provide the safety net for people in acute crisis with nowhere else to turn. We have taken the role of providing care to people who cannot pay full fee for treatment, but who are in extreme need for care. Our clientele includes many who come to us for understanding and growth, but also those who suffer from major mental illness. Many clients we see are in crisis and face immediate survival issues mentally, emotionally, and physically.


Sadly, there is an increasing need for more mental health services for the general population of our county, and our mission is to provide that care.

 
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