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Mental Research Institute (MRI)

Human Services

Mental Research Institute (MRI)

Offers a variety of mental health services for individuals, couples and families, including clinic services for Spanish-speaking clients.


Offers a variety of mental health services. Provides problem-solving, focused prevention and treatment services for individuals, couples and families presenting such problems as marital and family conflicts, parenting problems, children with behavior or school problems, and alcohol and substance abuse recovery issues. Other treatment issues include adolescents and others with depression and/or anger, post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, incest and molestation, trauma intervention, chronic illness, chronic pain, anyone coping with phobias, obsessions, compulsions and anxiety and panic attacks. The Brief Therapy Center is a training program which offers low-fee service to clients. The Strategic Family Therapy Center provides a variety of outpatient therapy services for a wide range of issues including general problem solving, marital issues, substance abuse, and individual and family coping. The Center for Couples in Recovery (CCR) develops research, offers education and training to mental health and chemical dependency counselors, and offers treatment to couples and families in recovery from addiction. Clinical services include individual couple therapy, couples group therapy, workshops for recovering couples and assessment services.


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 1 block.
555 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 37.4501898 -122.1559201 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income and service. Cash and checks accepted.


Anyone in need of mental health services



How to Apply:

Apply by phone.

Service Wait Estimate:

Usually no wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County