Wellness Services

WHO: Gay, bi and trans men

WHEN: see details below

Need some me-time? Show your mind and body some love with acupuncture and counseling services.


Wednesdays 10:30am – 1pm (beginning 10/18/17)
Dirk Schlueter is a California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and Chinese medical practitioner. Dirk holds a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine (MSTCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco. For several years, he has been providing acupuncture to patients in the ACTCM community and auricular (ear) clinics, the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy at CIIS, the CPMC Stroke and Rehabilitation Center, and to Bay Area veterans through the BayVac program, as well as at various outreach events.

Dirk believes that an integrative approach – including health promotion, illness prevention, lifestyle changes, and treatment of the underlying causes of disease – is the key to achieving wellness. As a general practitioner, Dirk addresses all conditions and ailments, with specific attention to anxiety, stress, depression, insomnia, pain and immune deficiencies.

Prior to his career as an acupuncturist, Dirk worked as a dramaturg and artistic director in the performing arts in Germany, China, and Japan. Through his work with performers and his experience in China over the past twenty years, Dirk was introduced to the profound healing and balancing potential of Chinese Medicine.

Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Michael Barrett—a neighborhood favorite—has been practicing acupuncture for many years. He’s a licensed acupuncturist with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine. Come see him on Wednesdays. No appointments necessary.

Talk to a counselor

Experiencing troubles and need to talk to a counselor? Our counselors are here to offer support, information, and referrals.

Book an appointment ahead of time by calling 415-437-3400, or walk in Monday through Friday at 4 pm and ask our concierge to speak to a counselor. (Space for walk-ins may be limited.)

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Get involved, do something new and meet other people in your community. Check out our calendar for book clubs, art openings, spoken word events, musical events and more.