Afghan Wellness Project

The Prevention and Early Intervention Project is designed to provide culturally sensitive prevention and early intervention mental health services and increase access to mental health treatment for Afghans living in Alameda County. The Afghan Wellness Project works with individuals who reside in Alameda County and identify themselves as part of the Afghan community. The AWP works with those who are isolated and trauma-exposed, new immigrants of all ages, stressed families, especially those with children 0-5, children and youth at risk for school failure, children and youth at risk of juvenile justice involvement and any individual at risk of early onset of serious mental illness.

Preventive Counseling Services, which is part of the Afghan Wellness Project, are offered

in a client-friendly, confidential and safe environment. by Dr. Masoud Ghafoer, PsyD., AMFT.

Some of the prevention counseling services include:

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship issues

  • Stress

  • Addiction

  • Communication

  • Self-esteem issues

  • Boundaries

  • Relaxation

  • Cultural issues

  • Goal setting

  • Family issues

  • Sleep disturbances