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Ananda Institute
401 South A Street
Santa Rosa CA  95401

Tel:  (707) 544-4441
Fax: (707) 544-4492

Ananda Institute
(Ananda is a Hindi word meaning joy)

The Ananda Institute was founded in 1968 and in 1969 was incorporated as a non-profit research, education and training agency. The Institute, has evolved into a socially active, community based organization, providing the full range of community social services and counseling services. The primary mission of The Ananda Institute is to provide comprehensive psychological services to children, families, couples and individuals regardless of race, age, economic ability or religious affiliation. The Institute is further dedicated to creating positive differences in the lives of children and families affected by domestic violence/familial trauma, child abuse and alcohol/substance abuse.

The Ananda Institute values an executive board comprised of members who reside in the local community, accurately reflect area demographics, have a history of community service, and a healthy interest in being involved in a community based, social activist organization.


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  • Fees: Sliding Scale
  • Staff: Mental health professionals, interns, and volunteers


Chemical Dependency Recovery Program
The Ananda Institute's Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP) offers an approach to treatment based on a belief in each individual's ability to develop new skills and change attitudes and behaviors that will have a positive impact on the individual's recovery process. Read More

Conflict Management and Mediation
Couple, neighbor, and organizational conflict management training and assessment of conflict issues through skills building and mediation. Read More

Community Counseling Services (CCS)
TThe Community Counseling Services (CCS) is designed to provide much needed services to the economically disadvantaged, under-served, and at-risk populations. The CCS provides the full range of psychological services to children, families, adults, couples and individuals.
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Family Trauma Research and Treatment
The Family Trauma Research & Treatment efforts are directed towards the stabilization of the family and the individual. Prevention efforts are made through the treatment and training on child abuse, domestic violence and substance, alcohol abuse. Read More

Professional Training, Staff Development, Consultation
Board of Behavioral Science Provided (#PCE 1047) Professional Training/ Internships: Assessment/ clinical supervision and training of graduate students in counseling and psychology, with a multi-cultural interest in family therapy, group therapy, family violence, assessment, forensic psychology, disorders of childhood, PTSD, and sexual dysfunction. MFT and LCSW licensure hours are available.
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