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where every youth belongs, chooses the support they need and thrives

allcove centers are designed with, by and for youth, with the wisdom that we all just need a moment to reset before we can move forward.

They are places for youth to access a range of emotional, physical and social support services—on their own terms.

Our approach is anchored in a model that focuses on meeting the evolving and unique needs of young people and those who support them.

Each center uses this integrated approach with room to reflect the specific needs of local youth and community.
our vision

Where every youth belongs, chooses the support they need and thrives

our mission

Developing an innovative network of integrated youth mental health centers designed with, by and for youth that reduce stigma, embrace mental wellness, increase community connection and provide access to culturally-responsive services.

our name - allcove


Communicates inclusivity and togetherness – our spaces are for all young people, no matter what emotions you are feeling


A space surrounded by protection – a metaphor for the safe but open space that allcove provides to all


datacove is a centralized data collection platform developed to improve the delivery of integrated care at our allcove centers and enable evaluation of our allcove model.

a co-created space

Everything about allcove—its name, its services, and even the look and feel of its centers—was designed with, by and for youth. We believe that they are the ultimate experts in their own lives, and so we try to co-create every touchpoint of the experience with them.

mental health, reimagined

allcove centers are designed to adapt to whatever a young person’s individual comfort zone might be. Because emotions are fluid and exist on a spectrum, allcove centers offers young people the choice between open and private spaces, in-person or digital orientations, and opportunities for therapy as well as supportive conversations.

frequently asked questions

Hear it from youth participants themselves – answers around confidentiality, cost and more.

1. Who can come to allcove?

allcove centers welcome young people ages 12 to 25 with mild to moderate needs looking for support.


2. What can I expect when I go to allcove?

When you enter an allcove center, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff and given a tablet to check in. You can check in for drop-in services, an appointment you have that day, or just decide to tour the space.

who’s behind allcove?

youth advisors

Our youth advisors ensure that young peoples' needs, experiences and opinions are at the core of the allcove experience. Each Youth Advisory Group is comprised of young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who represent diversity across race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, lived experience, ability and socioeconomic status. Youth advisors are the community voice that guide and provide feedback on allcove policy, structure and services.

If you’re interested in de-stigmatizing mental health in your community and helping make allcove a better place, learn more about becoming a youth advisor.

center staff

Each center's counselors, advisors, staff and doctors treat youth with all the dignity and kindness that young people deserve. They deliver professional advice and care in approachable and relatable ways that make young people feel safe and welcomed, regardless of what their visit is about.

who we are

youth advisors

Our Central allcove Team youth advisors are part of the youth movement leading allcove development across California.

Central allcove Team

Stanford Medicine faculty members and staff developed the allcove model and provide implementation technical assistance to centers.

Steven Adelsheim
clinical professor and associate chair for community engagement
Dr. Adelsheim's work focuses on early detection and intervention programs for young people. He leads the effort to bring allcove to the U.S. He also leads PEPPNET, the national clinical support network for early psychosis programs. Steven also works in partnership with Two Feathers Native American Family Services and the California Indian Health Service on Native American youth suicide prevention and expansion of access to youth mental health supports. In addition, he continues to work broadly on youth suicide prevention, school mental health, and tele-behavioral health model expansion.
Vicki Harrison
program director
Vicki has over 20 years of experience working within the public health, education and mental health sectors developing and managing innovative, community-based programs at the local, state, national and international levels.
She has been working on building and launching the allcove model in the U.S. since 2014, driving program development, implementation and expansion, managing strategic partnerships, supporting fundraising and community outreach, and growing and managing the central allcove team.
Ana Lilia Soto
youth development manager
Ana's commitment to community voice, agency and youth development has guided her involvement with youth and community for the last 20 years. She is a community and mental health worker specializing in cultural rites of passage programming and life skill development for youth. Ana Lilia has created, developed and implemented empowerment curriculum for under-resourced youth aimed at encouraging youth to acknowledge their own potential using a philosophy grounded in culture, identity development, resiliency and acknowledgment.
Sarah Kremer
implementation manager
Dr. Kremer has a PhD in art therapy and is also a licensed professional clinical counselor and board-certified art therapist. She believes passionately in the power of art and of supportive relationships for everyone at any age to heal and grow. She provides her experiences and insights into services, support and training based on her foundational belief of building resilience in young people and the adults around them.
Judith Dauberman
training and learning manager
Dr. Dauberman serves as the training and learning manager at the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, and a training manager for Stanford Department of Psychiatry faculty online education programs. Her current areas of focus include managing a national early psychosis network, developing a youth mental health survey, codeveloping a learning community, and creating and implementing a virtual training program. Judith holds a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology from Stanford University.
Jules Villanueva-Castaño
peer support and supported education and employment manager
Prior to this role, Jules worked for the National Center for Youth Law as one of the first education liaisons for the Compassionate Systems Project in Santa Clara County. Before that, he managed FLY (Fresh Lifelines for Youth) Mentor Program. While there, he trained and matched volunteer mentors with youth involved in the juvenile justice system to help the young people in the program identify with a positive support person in their lives to increase pro-social behaviors and decrease recidivism back into the juvenile justice system.
Jeremiah Simmons
post doctoral fellow
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Yankton Sioux/Navajo
Dr. Simmons holds a PhD in clinical psychology and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in community-engaged approaches focused on reducing Native American youth health disparities through research, grant service delivery and clinical service provision. Jeremiah continues to help expand and improve efforts for Native American youth mental health and wellbeing by working on collaborative projects with Tribal, local, state and federal partners through specialized training, consultation and clinical services.
Cristiane Cunial
implementation management consultant
Cristiane has had the privilege to work alongside young people in diverse areas of work including bilingual and international education, youth and community services and, prior to joining the Stanford team, with the headspace program in Melbourne, Australia.
Steve Sust
clinical instructor and child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist
Dr. Sust grew up in downtown Philadelphia as a middle child in a traditional Chinese household during the 80's, and with his unique journey, fostered a strong academic interest in cultural psychiatry and integrated care, which he continues to pursue in his early career promoting primary care behavioral health integration at schools and primary care clinics within the Bay Area.
Wendy Walker
administrative associate
Wendy supports the team administratively. Prior to joining this team, she was the admissions director for a preschool educating children ages 3 to 6 years old.
Sinda Chun
administrative and finance manager
Sinda holds a master's in public health in health management and has over 10 years of experience in finance, project and program management in hospitals, education and nonprofit organizations.
Jon Updike
child and adolescent community track fellow
Dr. Updike is a community fellow in Stanford's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. He has helped provide clinical input into allcove's integrated stepped care model. During his medical and psychiatric training, he has worked to increase youth engagement and access to healthcare across Wyoming and California.
Christy Matta
clinical services and training manager
Christy has over 20 years of experience in community mental health developing, implementing and providing clinical direction for innovative programming for youth and adults at the local level in regions of the U.S. and Canada. Christy administers, develops and oversees the clinical program of the allcove model.
Shirley Mak
program manager
Shirley serves as a program manager at the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. As a proud first-generation college graduate, Shirley is committed to advancing educational equity, advocating for mental health awareness through collective storytelling and open dialogue, and centering the voices of marginalized communities.
Andrea Martínez
brand and communications manager
Andrea is responsible for overseeing the allcove brand and storytelling. She has a master's degree in public health in prevention science from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Her prior experiences include international development, non-profit, event management and youth development. She also served in the Peace Corps.
Janella Parucha
data systems manager
Janella has been with Stanford University since 2013 and is based in the Bay Area. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.S. in health education. She has many years of experience working in data collection and data management in the public health field. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new food and taking long walks with her dog.
Bree McDaniel
clinical services and training manager
Dr. McDaniel is a licensed clinical psychologist and has many years of experience in the fields of mental health, academia and the non-profit sector. She has provided direct service, as well as trained and supervised clinical psychology graduate students and other mental health professionals in a variety of clinical contexts including community mental health, inpatient, substance use treatment, school-based, human rights, private practice and university settings.

we couldn’t do this alone

Stanford’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with many youth co-creators, partners and supporters, has brought the first allcove centers to life in the United States. Inspired and supported by our partners and friends at headspace in Australia, Foundry and Frayme in Canada, and other international collaborators, we are excited to support youth and families, schools, communities, counties, and others in making this model a reality in California. We are especially grateful for the collaboration and support of these organizations.

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The allcoveTM trademark is owned by the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. They license the allcoveTM name to counties, cities or other local entities at no cost under terms and conditions set forth in a licensing agreement. Use of the allcoveTM trademark requires strict adherence to the licensing agreement.