NCSPP

Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology

PIECE OF MIND

SHIRA GALLAGHER, LCSW, A Home Within 

A Home Within is the only national organization focused exclusively on the emotional needs of foster children and youth. It seeks to heal the chronic losses experienced by foster children by providing lasting and caring therapeutic relationships to current and former foster youth. 

A Home Within offers a unique approach to the mental health needs of foster children. Using the formula: "One child. One therapist. For as long as it takes". A Home Withinasks its therapists to provide pro bono psychotherapy to just one foster child. This simple, yet very powerful principle attracts clinicians who want to participate in their communities in an incredibly meaningful way. Using a private practice model, children are seen in their therapist's office. 

Senior clinicians provide pro bono consultation to volunteering psychotherapists. All participants have access to ongoing education and training, an expanded referral base, and a network of colleagues. In addition to offering theoretical seminars and clinical discussions, the consultation groups provide time for reflection and understanding of the inner world of traumatized youth. 

For more information or to join A Home Within, contact admin@ahomewithin.org, call 1-888-898-2249, or visit www.AHomeWithin.org