(650) 433-3863 (24hr.
5150 El Camino Real, Suite 20,
Building D, Los Altos, CA 94022
The Early Intervention Clinic was
established in 2003 and is located in Los Altos, CA. Our Clinic provides brief
counseling services to individuals who have experienced a traumatic event within
the last 2 years. Services are offered free as part of a research project
comparing different approaches in assisting those who have experienced trauma.
Participants must meet certain criteria to be eligible to receive this service.
For eligibility requirements, click
Who Are We?
Directors of the Early Intervention Clinic are
Dr. Josef Ruzek
Both Directors are Licensed Clinical Psychologists and
faculty members at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP). The Director’s are
assisted by a
from PGSP pursuing additional education in trauma-related mental health care.
How We Can
For Trauma Survivors...
Trauma can lead
to a variety of difficulties. Some people report being overwhelmed with fear and
re-experiencing the trauma with the same thoughts, feelings, and physical
reactions they had at the time of the event. These may include thinking about
the trauma, seeing images of the event, having nightmares or flashbacks, and
feeling physically and emotionally upset when reminded of the trauma. They may
find themselves feeling as though they are in danger, feeling panic-like
sensations, wanting to escape and feeling irritable. Some people feel
emotionally numb or detached. They experience trouble sleeping and concentrating
as well. These symptoms, as well as others, can significantly interfere with
important aspect of the trauma survivor's life. The Early Intervention Clinic is
studying different approaches aimed at lessening the intensity and frequency of
these symptoms in hopes of preventing further distress later in the healing
process. To learn more, please contact our Clinic.
The Early Intervention Clinic
accepts referrals from a variety of organizations throughout the Bay Area. If
you are interested in referring individuals to our Clinic, please request
referral information, materials for distribution, or have the individual contact