May is Mental Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Mental health is a crucial aspect of overall health, and it affects all aspects of our lives, from our relationships and work to our physical health.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California recognizes the importance of mental health and offers a range of services to help its members improve and maintain their mental health. Here are some of the mental health services that Kaiser Permanente Northern California provides:

Individual therapy

One-on-one, confidential sessions where a therapist will help you explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how you can take proactive steps to feel better.

Therapy at Kaiser Permanente is collaborative and results-oriented — you and your therapist will work together to achieve your specific goals. The duration of individual therapy depends on what you need and how you’re doing. Once you achieve your goals and get the tools and insights you need to feel mentally and emotionally strong, you no longer need to see a therapist.


One-on-one, confidential sessions with a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant who specializes in mental health treatment, including diagnosing mental health conditions and prescribing medications. Once your condition is stable, your personal doctor might take over managing your medication.


Group therapy

Meetings led by mental health professionals, where members with similar experiences or conditions support each other to reach common wellness goals. It’s an opportunity to learn from and connect with others — which many people find extremely powerful — and you don’t have to share anything you’re not comfortable with.


Health classes

Programs taught by trained instructors, designed to help you strengthen relationships, change unhealthy thinking and behavior, cope with stress, and more.


Self-care resources

Tools that empower you and support a healthy mindset, including online self-assessments, Wellness Coaching by Phone, personalized healthy lifestyle programs, and more.  An easy way to get started is exploring self-care apps you can use in your everyday life.


The number one app for sleep and meditation — designed to help lower stress, anxiety, and more.

More than 100 guided meditations

Sleep Stories for deeper, more restful sleep

Exclusive music tracks for focus, relaxation, and sleep



Text one-on-one with an emotional support coach anytime, anywhere. Support is just a text message away.

24/7 text-based emotional support coaching

Discuss goals, share challenges, and create an action plan with your coach

Self-care resources recommended for your needs


Build a personalized plan to strengthen your emotional health whenever, wherever you need to.

A personalized support plan

Tools to manage stress, depression, sleep, and more

Hundreds of activities, articles, and videos

Kaiser Permanente Northern California recognizes the importance of mental health and provides a range of services to help its members improve and maintain their mental health. By offering these services, Kaiser Permanente Northern California is helping to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and making it easier for its members to access the care they need.


How to get mental health care

Call us to discuss your treatment options. You don’t need a referral to access mental health services.

*If you reasonably believe you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department. An emergency medical condition is a medical or psychiatric condition that requires immediate medical attention to prevent serious jeopardy to your health. For the complete definition of an emergency medical condition, please refer to your Evidence of Coverage or other coverage documents.