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31 Jan Transformation Through Play

For Access Institute therapist Maura Ferguson, it’s important to help children process what they are experiencing in a healthy way. Six months ago, she began working with at-risk children at Tenderloin Community School as part of Access Institute’s In-School Mental Health program expansion. Each child Maura...

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31 Jan Cultural Connection

In September, Access Institute began providing therapy to students at Sanchez Elementary as part of its In-School Mental Health Program expansion. Almost 80% of the approximately 250 students at Sanchez Elementary are Latino, many of whom are immigrants. Immigrant children face a number of unique...

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31 Jan The Clubhouse

As an Access Institute therapist, Mary Mykhaylova knows how important it is for children to feel safe. If they feel safe, they start to express themselves. If they start to express themselves, she can learn what’s going on in their lives. Then, the healing can...

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25 Jan Perfectionism: The Illness of Our Time

By Bart Magee Executive Director Whether it’s hand wringing over the hyper-pressured college application process, anguish about cyber-bullying and social media addiction, complaints about intolerance in the political discourse, or horror over increasing suicide rates among young people, we all are noticing rising levels of perfectionism and...

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05 Jan Gratitude for a Successful 2017

Last year you helped Access Institute provide over 11,000 hours of free and low-cost mental health services to those in need. You helped provide treatment to children in schools, seniors in our community, and families at our clinic. You supported those in crises. You helped...

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08 Dec We Are Here for You

“Access Institute has been incredibly beneficial to me, almost life-saving. If this place weren’t here I wouldn’t have access to therapy because it would be too expensive. Here, I get amazingly professional help, more beneficial than I ever imagined…and I’ve grown tremendously because of it.”...

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20 Nov Giving Thanks for Our Relationships

        Giving Thanks for Our Relationships As we look forward to sitting down at the Thanksgiving table, it’s important to remember that in addition to the delicious food we’ll be sharing together, there is something else at the table that provides vital nourishment to the body and...

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