Petaluma People Services

The PPSC Counseling Department is dedicated to providing for mental health needs in Southern Sonoma County. We believe that everyone wants to grow. It is not a weakness to seek out psychotherapy; it is an act of courage. We offer a sliding fee scale to better serve the counseling needs of individuals, couples, families, and children. PPSC provides individual, family, group and couples counseling.
PPSC provides services in Spanish. We will accept Medi-Cal for children, Victim Assistance, Child Welfare, other private insurance and private pay. Many of our programs are Evidenced Based programs and are on the Sonoma County Upstream Initiative Clearing House. Se habla Espanol.

PPSC clinicians strive to be available at times when clients can access our services. Appointments can usually be made Monday through Thursday from 9:00am-9:00pm and Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Some Saturday appointments are also available. Call 765-8488 to start the intake process. A counselor will return your call within one business day.

California HOPE Program

Free crisis counseling

California Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the California State Mental Health Authority (CMHA) in conjunction with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services: Behavioral Health Division.

California HOPE counselors specialize in helping survivors understand their current reactions, reduce stress, receive emotional support, prioritize needs and solve problems, choose coping strategies, and connect with people and agencies who can help. If you would like free assistance from this program, please contact them as follows:

Santa Rosa: 707-608-8805   Northern Sonoma County: 707-608-8807

Sonoma Valley: 707-608-8806 Southern Sonoma County: 707-608-8806

West Sonoma County: 707-608-88


Jobs and Income: Need help applying for Social Security Benefits or looking for work? Our staff have experience with applying for SSI / SSDI, as well as looking and applying for jobs.

Healthcare: The Petaluma Health Center has an onsite clinic at the Mary Isaak Center, accessible to clients residing in the Emergency Shelter, and to members of the public. Nursing interns provide enrollment in primary care and referral to primary care providers.

Wellness: Our staff collaborates between case management, medical care, and community resources to ensure you have access to the care you need, whether you are staying in short-term shelter or are in one of our long-term housing programs. Services include short-term therapy for stress, depression, crisis, or mental illness. Referrals are also available for longer-term care.

To access housing or services at COTS, please call at 707-765-6530.

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa Student Resource Center Hours:

Monday through Thusday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Fridays by appointment only.*

Bertolini Student Center, 1st floor, East Corner, Room #4657

Phone: (707)522-2638

Please contact the Student Resource Center with any questions:

*Except Summer Session, entire campus is closed on Fridays.

Petaluma Student Resource Center Hours:

Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm Tuesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:00am-7:00pm Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Richard W. Call Building, PC 607 Phone: (707) 778-4145

Please contact Toni with any questions:

NAMI Sonoma

NAMI’s free educational programs help individuals successfully recover from the challenges of mental illness by providing science-based information, sharing the wisdom gained from lived experience and offering an opportunity to create and find invaluable support networks. These programs raise understanding of mental illness, reduce stigma and give people affected by mental illness concrete resources and hope for the speediest possible recovery.

Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative: Support For Fire Survivors

The Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative is a community-wide initiative committed to mental health recovery care for all Sonoma County residents. No, you don’t have to have lost a home to qualify! Sonoma County residents who wish to build resiliency and coping skills have access to free individual and group counseling sessions, as well as free yoga and iRest Meditation classes. For more information (available in English or Spanish), contact NAMI Sonoma County.

To contact the NAMI Sonoma County Warmline:

Call or text: 866.960.6264


Live chat: visit, then click on Warmline: Chat Now in the upper-right corner