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Clinic Phone:
(650) 433-3863 (24hr. Voicemail)

Clinic Location:
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 here.      

About Us
Who Are We?    

The founding Directors of the Early Intervention Clinic are Dr. Josef Ruzek and Dr. Matthew Cordova. Both Directors are Licensed Clinical Psychologists and faculty members at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP). The Director’s are assisted by a team of graduate students from PGSP pursuing additional education in trauma-related mental health care.   

How We Can Help

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.      

For Referring Organizations... 
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 us directly.