Palo Alto University in the Community

Palo Alto University's Committment to the Community

Palo Alto University (PAU) is committed to more than just being an educational institution for those who attend. We are committed to  improving the quality of life for those in our community through a variety of ways.

Community-Based Mental Health Services

The Gronowski Center is a consortium of community-based mental health clinics associated with the University that provides counseling and psychotherapy for people of all ages in Santa Clara County and its nearby counties on a sliding scale fee schedule as part of its community mission. Services are provided by doctoral-level psychology students under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists.*

The center also offers specialty clinical services to address specific needs of our clients: 

PAU e-Clinic is a full online clinic offering mental health services to California residents. All counselors are advanced graduate students of Palo Alto University working under the supervision of licensed therapists and psychologists in California.
*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gronowski Center patient care will be temporarily provided through tele-psychological services supported through tele-supervision.
If you or someone you know is having a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Community Resources

Palo Alto University e-ClinicAt PAU, we believe in mental health equity and access builds heathier communities. This is why we have developed on-demand mental health educational programming by renowned experts in psychology and counseling that are FREE to the community. Plus, a listing of mental health resources.

  • Mental Health Webinars & Podcasts by PAU Faculty Experts
  • Mental Health & Wellness Resources (By Community)
  • Digital Mental Health Tools
  • Local Mental Health Resources
  • National Mental Health Resources

Click here to go to our expanded mental health resources site.


Community Partnerships

Through strategic partnerships in the Silicon Valley and beyond, PAU provides internship and practicum opportunities for students to develop professionallyand apply their psychological knowledge and skills in business, nonprofit, education and clinical environments.


Community Education Events & Programs

PAU offers a variety of in-person community education events and virtual webinars featuring world-renowned experts that promotes mental health wellness and addresses the most pressing and emerging issues affecting society today.
Please visit our events page for upcoming offerings.