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Helping Overcome Personal Experiences

About Us

HOPE Program is a California outpatient mental health agency specializing in general psychotherapy and CASOMB-certified specific treatment for adult and adolescent clients.


The Program offers both individual and group psychotherapy as well as support groups for non-offending spouses, partners, and other family members. The treatment plan for each client is carefully tailored to address individual needs identified during the intake and initial evaluation process.


HOPE Program was founded in September of 2008 by Shannon Smith, LCSW, who has dedicated her professional career to helping individuals suffering from emotional, behavioral, or psychological problems. Ms. Smith has developed her own, unique vision for a flexible and highly personalized approach to psychotherapy based on the extensive experience and insights she has gained over the years. The goal of the Program is to combine the latest research with practical psychotherapy techniques to deliver personalized, affordable care that leads to real results. 

Our Referrers and Staff

In addition to self-referred clients, we also work with mandated and volunteer cases referred to us by County Probation Office, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations, Superior Court of California, United States Probation Office, defense attorneys, Kaiser, and various health insurance providers. 


HOPE's unique clinical approach encompasses a multidisciplinary team that consists of Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, and Licensed Psychologists. Additionally, HOPE has dedicated supervisors and experts in the field dedicated to training and developing junior staff. We offer supervision and training for masters and doctoral level students. Please see the Training link for more details. 

Guiding Principles


Highly personalized treatment


Experience, compassion, and professionalizm


Community service and safety


Uncompromized ethical standards

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