Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center (GHHTC) is a non-profit organization with two primary purposes.
- First, we provide holistic psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families, as well as cognitive and emotional health education through on-going groups and workshops.
- Secondly, we provide supervision and training for select post-master’s Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) interns who are transitioning from graduate school to a private practice while earning their supervised pre-licensed hours.
The Marriage and Family Therapy intern psychotherapists at Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center are supervised by experienced licensed practitioners. Our offices are in 6 locations in San Francisco and the East Bay.
Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center was founded in 2006 by Mary Owen, LMFT, an adjunct professor and a clinical supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and Master’s students from JFK University in Pleasant Hill, California and a clinical supervisor at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She noticed that there is little preparation for Masters Psychology students and interns who want to learn the business of starting a private practice at the same time they earn their required supervised hours before becoming licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. She wanted to pass on the opportunity for select interns to learn more about holistic healing and to begin forming their own clientele and a network of referral sources to sustain them when they become licensed therapists.
There are a multitude of clients that want and need psychotherapy or counseling for their mental health and cannot afford the cost of more experienced therapists. Grateful Heart is a counseling center with many offices in San Francisco and the East Bay that offers low cost therapy starting at $30/session with a sliding fee scale going up to $85. This is fortunate for clients who cannot afford more costly therapy and also helpful for interns while they are earning their 3000 supervised hours before licensure.