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Healing Starts Here

Get help, find a support system, develop friendships. ACT for Mental Health provides affordable counseling in a community center atmosphere.

What We Do

What We Do

Serving Santa Clara county for over 50 years, ACT provides vital, affordable mental health services to anyone in need.



Helping clients help themselves... The roots of ACT lie in the self-help, mutual support system of clients diagnosed with mental illness.

Counseling Center

The Downtown Counseling Center provides affordable counseling services for individuals and families.

Fireside Friendship Club

For people with residual mental illness, the Fireside Friendship Club offers a therapeutic, self-help social club.

Mujeres & Hombres

A program for Spanish-speaking men and women to help in dealing with the problems of everyday living.

Educational Services

<p>At various times during the year we offer classes in topics such as Anger Management, A Mindfulness Training, Effective Parenting, and Parenting after divorce.</p>

For hundreds of people struggling with mental illness, a downtown San Jose center has been their lifeline for decades, thanks to this week’s Jefferson Award winner.

Carol Larson sat comfortably on a couch, surrounded by friends. She has struggled with schizophrenia, but she’s found a special place in a social club for recovering mental health patients.  “I feel like I belong,” she said simply.

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