Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants

Accepting new clients
Offers online sessions
Non-Binary / Third Gender
In practice since


  • Burmese
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Khmer
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Other
  • Nepali

Provider Race

  • Asian
  • Hispanic / Latinx
  • Multiracial
  • White

Provider Ethnicities

  • Asian Indian / South Asian
  • Khmer / Cambodian
  • Middle Eastern
  • South American
  • Vietnamese

Provider Identities

  • Immigrant
  • LGBTQ+
  • Parent
  • Refugee

Audiences Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • Parents
  • Asylees/Refugees/Immigrants
  • Seniors
  • Youth

Contact information

544 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
United States

Office is located on the 2nd floor of the building and is not accessible (stairs only), however our staff can also make in-home visits.

Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland with a mission to improve the social, emotional, psychological, economic, and physical health of refugees and immigrants from Southeast Asia affected by war, torture, genocide or other forms of extreme trauma.

Founded in 2005 by a group of bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals, CERI provides culturally-relevant mental health and other social services. We are dedicated to transforming the lives of refugees and immigrants and their families, many of whom suffer from weakening intergenerational relationships, layers of complex needs, and exposure to violence and trauma both in their current environments and in their native countries.


Average Cost (per session)
Services are provided free of charge
No Cost
Areas of Expertise
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting Issues
  • Seniors
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Trauma
  • Youth
Supported Telehealth Platforms
  • Zoom

Types of Services

  • Case Management
  • Family Counseling / Support
  • Individual Counseling
  • Peer Support
  • Relationship Counseling


  • Art Therapy
  • Drama Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Somatic Therapy