415-255-5854 (VP) dccs@felton.org


A Program of Felton Institute


Our Mission

Felton Institute’s Deaf Community Counseling Services (DCCS) program empowers Deaf and Hard of Hearing clients to live self-sufficient lives through a transformative focus on their overall well-being.

DCCS supports and educates the community on the importance of healing through a comprehensive lens, integrating care for their cognitive, emotional, and behavioral health.


About Us

DCCS has been networking with primary care providers and schools in surrounding counties committed to quality and innovation for providing comprehensive care within the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Our team is composed of licensed Therapists (MFTs, LCSWs & LPCCs) and Case Managers fluent in American Sign Language. We work with clients of all ages, from children to senior citizens.

Our Services

Comprehensive Clinical Assessment

Targeted Case Management

Medication Support

Crisis Intervention

Individual, Group, and Family Psychotherapy

Play Therapy and Art Therapy

Individual and Group Rehabilitation Counseling

Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

Consultation, Education, Trainings, and Workshops

Our Brochure

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DCCS has partnered with the San Francisco and Alameda counties to serve Medicaid clients. On a case-by-case basis, DCCS accepts Medicaid from nearby counties. DCCS also accepts private insurance (with prior authorization) and uses a sliding scale based on clients’ income.

For more information about insurance please contact us at dccs@felton.org.

Internship Opportunities

Deaf Community Counseling Services (DCCS) offers internship opportunities for graduate students who are interested in gaining experience providing mental health services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

For more information, contact us at dccs@felton.org.

Our History

For decades, the University of California San Francisco – Center on Deafness (UCCD) provided mental health services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

In 2015, UCCD partnered with Felton Institute (formerly known as the Family Service Agency of San Francisco) to become Deaf Community Counseling Services (DCCS) and provide direct services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Felton Institute, 1005 Atlantic Ave, Alameda