hope & healing for yourself and your relationships

We make sure your specific health needs are addressed

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“The lotus flower blooms most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.”

Buddhist Proverb

A trauma-informed approach

to mental health

Looking for a welcoming & safe space to cope with the stress of your life?

Not even sure where to start?

We're here for you.

We partner with people impacted by trauma, abuse, narcissism, family separation, divorce, foster care & adoption who are looking for new ways to live their lives

Whether you have been struggling for a while or have a recent change that's causing stress, we can work together to rebuild the best version of yourself & your family

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Carey Gil, LCSW

Founder Carey Gil has spent over 20 years supporting Bay Area families in their growth and healing. She firmly believes in the human power to triumph and blossom after hardship and trauma because she has borne witness to it hundreds of times.

With training and experience working extensively with foster youth, foster/adoptive families, divorce/coparenting and families in crisis, she is a wise and encouraging voice to guide you on your journey. She loves supporting families to bond, repair relationships and grow, and to support individuals in their personal trauma healing.

Her greatest learning is done at home parenting her own children. She is also a Lecturer and Faculty Field Liaison at the SJSU Graduate School of Social Work where enjoys sharing her passion with the next generation of helping professionals.


Individual counseling

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Grow from your experiences, heal your trauma and develop new ways to cope with this crazy world

Supporting adolescents, young adults and adults to develop the best version of themselves!

Family counseling & parent coaching

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Rebuild strong, safe and supportive family relationships using creative and innovative techniques designed by neuroscience and attachment experts

Get practical tips on how to create the family you've always wanted!

classes & Trainings

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Creating healthier and wiser communities through classes, groups and trainings offered across the Bay Area

Offered in small or large groups

Creating Real Support & Real Solutions for Complex Problems, Together

How can we help?

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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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Trauma-Informed Parent Training & Coaching

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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

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Experiential Therapy

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CoParenting Counseling

specialized Evaluation services

Helping Your Dreams Come true...

Home study/adoptions

Happy Family Concept. Hands of Family Group People
  • SAFE Home Study Certified
  • Decades of experience assessing, teaching and coaching domestic and international foster youth & their families


Immigration crisis
  • Experienced provider of culturally competent mental health counseling and assessment to refugee & immigrant populations
  • Translation services available
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Certified Family Trauma Specialist

Treatment specialties

Evidence-based treatment for survivors of trauma that incorporates mindfulness, expressive arts and holistic family involvement to make new meaning of stressful life experiences

Therapeutic approach that addresses ways to handle strong emotions, improve your relationship and self-advocacy skills, and increase your self-awareness

Not just talking!

Enjoy expressive arts & activities, such as role-playing, movement, arts, music, and play alongside talk-based services based in the latest & best trauma recovery research

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Premier TBRI Practitioner in the Bay Area!

Trauma-Informed Parenting

Trust-Based Relational Intervention Model (TBRI)

Groundbreaking therapeutic model that incorporates attachment, biology and brain science to give caregivers practical advice on how to set up home environments for success, foster healthy relationships and discipline emotionally sensitive youth effectively.

After experiencing stress or trauma (i.e. adoption, abuse, family separation) kids often lose their ‘voice’ – and feeling of safety and trust in adults. "Traditional" fear-based parenting strategies often bring out the worst in these kids-- making them feel more unsafe, unloved, disconnected.

Caregivers end up frustrated, confused and sad-- this isn't what they want from their family relationships!

We'll work together to build a customized parenting plan with concrete ways to improve your child's behavior and your parent-child relationship. Your family will never be the same!

rates & payments

Affordable, Quality Mental Health Care

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Payment Options

It is our mission to improve access to quality trauma-informed mental health care by offering partnerships with insurance panels and affordable private-pay rates

Individual ​Therapy/Coaching: ​$175/hr

Family Therapy Rate: ​$200/hr

Group: $50/pp

Credit card or cash app

In-Network Insurance Panels:



Evernorth (Cigna)

Optum (United Health Care)

Valley Health Plan (Commercial)

Sliding Scale Available: ​Scholarships for current/former ​foster youth and DFCS families; ​VHP Medi-Cal

We'd love to hear from you!

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Carey Gil, LCSW #26685

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6203 San Ignacio Ave Suite 110

San Jose CA 95119

Telehealth services available



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Classes & Trainings

We share our expertise with individuals, agencies & corporations via webinars and live seminars across the Bay Area to help grow a healthier and wiser community

Topics include:

Trauma Informed Care & Parenting

Attachment Based Parenting/ TBRI

Resiliency and Trauma Recovery

Cross Cultural Blended Family Dynamics

Child Development & Trauma

Bonding & Attachment (Foster/Adopt/Blended families)

Parenting Teens in the 21st Century

Successful CoParenting (divorce/open adoption/foster care)

Parallel Parenting

Supporting Your Child Through Crisis (Separation, divorce, grief)