Counseling and Therapy Services

C.A.T.S., or Counseling and Therapy Services, aims to provide a supportive space in which individuals and their families can talk confidentially with LGBT-friendly staff and LGBT-identified professionals. C.A.T.S. provides the HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities in Monterey County with priority services for individuals and groups.


Individuals, couples and their families can receive counseling for issues including:

  • Grief, loss and depression
  • Anxiety and coming out
  • Dating and relationships
  • Gender identity and intersexuality
  • Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Raising children in LGBT families
  • Adjusting to a loved one’s LGBT identity and/or HIV/AIDS status
  • Living in a homophobic culture
  • Violence


The program uses a sliding scale based on a client’s ability to pay, and is affordable. We also accept Medi-Cal. Drop-in groups are free of charge.

C.A.T.S. (Counseling and Therapy Services) is a program of Community Human Services. Funding is provided by Monterey County Behavioral Health Department.

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