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Helping Overcome Personal Experiences

About Us

The HOPE Program is a leading California outpatient mental health agency specializing in general psychotherapy and CASOMB-certified specific treatment for adult and adolescent clients. We are committed to providing compassionate and effective mental health care that fosters personal growth and transformation.


Tailored Treatment for Lasting Results:

Each individual's journey is unique. Our experienced team carefully tailors treatment plans to address the specific needs identified during the intake and initial evaluation process. Whether it's individual or group psychotherapy, or support groups for non-offending spouses, partners, and family members, our goal is to create a nurturing environment for healing and personal development.

Founder's Vision and Dedication:

Founded in September 2008 by Shannon Smith, LCSW, our program reflects her unwavering commitment to helping individuals struggling with emotional, behavioral, or psychological problems. Ms. Smith's extensive experience and insights have shaped her unique vision for a flexible and highly personalized approach to psychotherapy. We combine the latest research with practical techniques, ensuring that clients receive affordable, evidence-based care that leads to tangible and meaningful results.

Collaborative Partnerships for Comprehensive Care:

In addition to self-referred clients, we collaborate with various entities to extend our support network. We work with mandated and volunteer cases referred to us by the County Probation Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Superior Court of California, United States Probation Office, defense attorneys, and various health insurance providers.


This collaborative approach allows us to provide comprehensive care.

Assessment and Evaluation Tools:

To provide precise and evidence-based treatment plans we utilize specialized assessment and evaluation tools. These tools assist our licensed professionals in diagnosing emotional, behavioral, and psychological challenges accurately. By leveraging data-driven insights, we can tailor treatment approaches to suit each client's unique needs.

A Team of Experts and Clinical Excellence:

We pride ourselves on our multidisciplinary team, comprising Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and Licensed Psychologists. This diverse expertise ensures that clients receive comprehensive and well-rounded care.


Additionally, our dedicated supervisors and experts in the field are committed to training and developing junior staff, offering supervision and training for master's and doctoral-level students to nurture the next generation of mental health professionals.

At the HOPE Program, we are more than just a mental health agency. We are a compassionate community of professionals dedicated to empowering individuals to overcome challenges and embrace positive change. Whether you are seeking support for yourself, or your family, we are here to walk alongside you on your journey to a happier and healthier life.

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