Mental Health Services

St James Infirmary offers free caring and compassionate therapy, case management, support groups and peer counseling to current and former sex workers at our offices in San Francisco.

Therapy

St James Infirmary offers 20 sessions of weekly trauma-informed, culturally sensitive psychotherapy for individuals. Our therapists each bring their own unique style to the sessions and prioritize respect, compassion, and confidentiality. Our mental health providers are licensed and associate therapists offer specialized care in the following areas:

  • Issues facing transgender, non-binary, and non-conforming people, including pre-surgical assessments for gender affirming surgery
  • Queer, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Asexual, and Gay identities
  • Issues facing current and former sex workers
  • Relationship issues including expertise in kink and poly identities as well as issues of sexuality
  • Harm reduction for substance use and other high-risk behaviors
  • personality disorders
  • Understanding of HIV+/AIDS and the impact on mental health wellness
  • Issues of systemic and racialized oppression
  • Depression, anxiety, and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • Serious and chronic mental health issues related to psychosis, bipolar disorder and

Clinical Case Management

Clinical Case Management offers long-term support for individuals facing systemic injustice
such as houselessness, incarceration, poverty, or lack of access to basic needs who also want therapy. Case management takes place in our offices as well as in the community where you are. Its ideal for people who struggle to remember appointments or have a hard time coming into the office because of anxiety and trauma. All of our therapy specialties are also available in
our Case Management program. Case Management sessions take place weekly for as long as it takes for you to reach your goals and are provided by a licensed or associate therapist.

Support Groups

Support Groups are offered periodically and have included topics such as Self Care for Sex Workers, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Seeking Safety, D-SINE Fashion Group, Mujeres Latinas en Acción: a Spanish-language weekly support, social, and activism group for Trans Latinas, and many more. Stay tuned to our monthly calendar or call our clinic to find out what groups are
active today!

 

Due to high demand for services, we frequently keep a wait list for new appointments and are happy to provide referrals if you are eager to get started. We do not bill insurance and all of our services are 100% free of cost.

Please call 415-554-8494 or attend our Wednesday Night Drop-In Clinic from 6-9pm to complete a brief mental health screening to determine eligibility and be enrolled in our program.1Therapy
St James Infirmary offers 1 year of free weekly trauma-informed, culturally sensitive psychotherapy for individuals. Our therapists each bring their own unique style to the sessions and prioritize respect, compassion, and confidentiality. Our mental health providers are licensed therapists, associate therapists and student interns being supervised by a licensed clinician. We offer specialized care in the following areas:
Issues facing current and former sex workers
Transgender, non-binary, and GNC identities and experiences
Pre-surgical assessments for gender affirming surgery
LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy
Complex trauma and PTSD
Anxiety and Depression
Relationship and family issues
Harm reduction for substance use and other high-risk behaviors
Coping with systemic and racialized oppression
Immigration stress
Bipolar Disorder

Clinical Case Management

Clinical Case Management offers support for people facing systemic injustice such as houselessness, incarceration, poverty, or lack of access to basic needs who also want therapy. Case management takes place over the phone, on video calls, in our offices as well as in the community where you are. Its ideal for people who struggle to remember appointments or have a hard time coming into the office because of anxiety and trauma. All of our therapy specialties are also available in our Case Management program. Case Management sessions are in english, take place weekly and are provided by a licensed or associate therapist.

Support Groups

Many of our Support Groups are currently on hiatus, please check back or call the clinic for updates!

Our Current Groups:

Mujeres Latinas en Acción

Un grupo semanal de apoyo, social y activismo en español para trans latinas los jueves de 5 a 7 p. m. / A Spanish-language weekly support, social, and activism group for Trans Latinas on Thursdays 5-7pm.

Sex Work and Chill

A virtual Trans-focused meet up group for current or former sex worker to chat about life and issues facing the community lead by our lead mental health clincian, Avi Wolf, and our STRIDE peer counselor, Tihani Ko. Email [email protected] for more information.
Resilience through Mindfulness and Movement lead by holistic healer, Vadan Ritter. On zoom Mondays at 12pm. Contact [email protected] for zoom link.

Meet Our Therapists

Sid George (she/they)
Sid George (she/they)

I came into this work after training as a sex educator and confidential advocate for survivors. I am enthusiastic about advocating for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, and enjoy creating space for people to safely explore their entire beings without judgement. I am drawn to the field, and particularly to St. James Infirmary, because I believe in spaces that not only affirm people's identities but are intentional about celebrating them as well. Outside of therapy, I enjoy exploring plant shops and flea markets in the East Bay.

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