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We are the ones we've been waiting for.
- June Jordan

At Era Center our mission is to empower survivors of sexual trauma and bring healing and advocacy to impacted communities. We are a specialized team providing intersectional services that address the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of sexual assault. Era Center is committed to creating a more trauma-informed society through the provision of psychotherapy, outreach education, and our comprehensive training program.




We're here when you're ready.

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Theresa Samuel Boko
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist


Kim Panelo Xue
Founder & Clinical Director

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Liz Ojeda
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

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We are currently open for our Fall, 2024 registration:

  • 500-630PM, Tuesdays (Start date: September, '24)

  • In-person, 8-week closed group

  • 5-6 survivors of sexual violence

  • $75 per session (Out of network)

Facilitated by: Theresa Samuel Boko and Liz Ojeda

Please feel free to pass along our information to your communities.


At Era Center we have come to understand traumatic stress in the broadest of senses. The individual, interpersonal, and systemic effects of sexual assault can be pervasive and unyielding. Our hope is to intercept these chain of events and restore safety and agency in others.

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The journey we take together begins in the partnership we create in the therapeutic space. This is essential. The process will take time. We ask that you give yourself permission to come as you are when you are ready.

It can take a lot to get here.



We emphasize the importance of creating a more trauma-informed society with our neighboring community providers. We believe in stepping beyond our own walls and sharing our knowledge of sexual assault and its impact on the people we serve.


We offer extensive training specializing in treating traumatic stress. Our trauma-informed, interdisciplinary curriculum includes focused topics such as object relations and attachment theory, neurobiology of trauma,the violence of trauma in a social context , etc.

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Over the past few years we have been invited into spaces to sit alongside providers who are at the front lines of this work. Clinicians. Teachers. Volunteers. Foster parents. And there we have offered training, discussion, and restorative healing for these individuals who carry so much.


This is our commitment in this movement.

Community healing through community support.


We were invited to provide a 10 week support and process group to Bellarmine College Preparatory teachers and admin impacted by the vicarious trauma and caregiver burnout both in and outside the classroom. Supporting our students begins with supporting our teachers first. 

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"The only way to survive is by taking care of each other." - Grace Lee Boggs

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We are proud to announce our recent partnership agreement with Santa Clara University has been renewed through 2023 - 2024. Our team will be providing SCU's first outside contracted sexual assault process group to student survivors on campus.

The time is now.

The time is ours.


Sexual Assault


Domestic Violence

Human Trafficking

Legal Advocacy






Where to start?

Let's talk.

2021 The Alameda, Suite 101

San Jose, CA 95126

(408) 579-9487

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Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers, like ourselves, need to give patients who do not have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 


You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask us for a Good Faith Estimate before scheduling.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit


We would like to acknowledge that Era Center is located on the indigenous land of Muwekma Ohlone.

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