Making a Referral to the Mosaic Healing Center in Berkeley, California

The Mosaic Healing Center is dedicated to providing psychological and psychosocial support for international survivors of violence and human rights abuses living throughout the Bay Area, who are experiencing the difficulties of coming to a new country and building a new life.

We understand how challenging it can be for newcomers who fled their country due to danger. We are here to provide support and guidance as refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers adjust to their new lives and recover from past experiences. All international survivors of human rights abuses who have fled to the United States for safety are welcome, regardless of immigration or health insurance status. There is no cost for our services.

What We Provide

  • Supportive individual meetings to discuss survivors' concerns
  • Family and couple support meetings
  • Group support meetings
  • Assistance with referrals to other organizations and providers to meet survivors' different needs (such as for social and community services, health care, legal assistance, language classes, etc.)
  • Assistance with navigating the environment
For Survivors

What You May Be Feeling

  • Do you feel sad, have many worries, or often feel afraid?
  • Do you have difficulty sleeping or getting enough rest?
  • Do you feel concerned about your family members or problems in your country?
  • Are you worried about your immigration status or your health?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed by being in an unfamiliar place?

These difficulties are very common and natural for those who have fled from dangerous situations.

If you are an international human rights abuse survivor and would like to inquire about our Mosaic Healing Center, please email our clinical team at, or fill out and submit our referral form below.

For Providers

If you would like to refer an international human rights abuse survivor to the Mosaic Healing Center, please complete the following confidential Referral Form.  We will contact you if needed, and will communicate directly with referred survivors to schedule an initial appointment.

If you are the survivor's legal representative, please ask for their permission to send us their asylum declaration.

We will contact survivors who are referred as soon as possible to schedule their first appointment at our healing center in Berkeley.  Please note that we sometimes have a waiting list, and it may take from a few weeks to a few months for survivors to be seen.  

During Shelter in Place directives in California related to the coronavirus, and until further notice, PTR will continue to operate and provide care for clients remotely.  Clients may continue to be referred to PTR, and we will contact them as soon as possible to begin meeting remotely or in person, depending on public health and safety considerations as the pandemic unfolds.  Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you well during this uncertain time.    

Thank you for visiting our referral page and being a partner in addressing the needs of people who have experienced human rights abuses.  PTR is currently undergoing some exciting transitions and changes to our referral protocols and procedures. We are working to both proactively improve the ways we receive referrals and interact with prospective clients, as well as to retroactively address our lengthy waitlist.  Towards that end, PTR will temporarily pause on accepting new referrals until September 1, 2022. During this period, we will only be accepting referrals for the African Communities Program (for clients who are from African diaspora communities).  During this interim period, if you are referring a client of African descent to our African communities program, please send any referral information to the following email: