Skillful, Compassionate Therapy in Berkeley


Blue Oak Therapy’s clinical director & Board Members


Clinical Director

Roni Gillenson, MA, LMFT
Roni is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with adults, families and adolescents working in schools, residential and outpatient treatment programs and city and county agencies. Roni received her MA in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Feminist Psychology and Multiculturalism from New College of California, San Francisco in 1997. Along with being the Clinical Director at Blue Oak Therapy Center, she is also the Clinical Director of the MA in Counseling Psychology Program at Sofia University in Palo Alto (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychotherapy). Roni’s passion lies in clinical supervision, teaching, mentoring and working with graduate students and clinicians in training by helping them develop their professional identity. She also has a private practice in San Francisco where she sees adults and couples and provides clinical supervision and consultation. Roni’s clinical interests lie in Self Psychology, Depth Psychology, Family Systems and Multiculturalism.


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NANCY CARLETON, MA, LMFT
Nancy was one of the founding interns present at the conception (in 1987) and birth (in 1988) of Blue Oak Therapy Center, and has served on its Board of Directors since receiving her MFT license in 1991. In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Nancy has over twenty-five years of experience editing books in the field of psychology, health, and spirituality, including works by bestselling authors such as Dan Millman, Lynn Andrews, John Robbins, Sanaya Roman, Terry Lynn Taylor, don Miguel Ruiz, and Deepak Chopra. She has a BA in Humanities from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. She was recognized by the Commission on the Status of Women as an Outstanding Woman of Berkeley in the year 2000, and has served as Chair of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustment Board and as Vice Chair of its Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as on the boards of various nonprofits. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her dogs, rabbits, birds, and an occasional hamster, and can be contacted through her website.
Kerri Green, MA, MFT
Kerri holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Somatic Psychology emphasis from John F. Kennedy University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. Before pursuing psychology as a second career, she spent fifteen years working as a graphic designer and art director in the advertising industry. A former intern at Blue Oak Therapy Center from 2015 until licensure in 2017, she is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Oakland. Her areas of specialization include trauma and PTSD, recovery from abusive relationships, the “inner critic,” and making life change. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by a wide range of modalities and perspectives, including Expressive Arts Therapy, Guided Imagery, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Hakomi, and Process Work. Kerri values feminist and social justice philosophies, and seeks to foster self-compassion and self-empowerment as components of personal growth and transformation. To learn more about Kerri Green, visit her website.
Adrian Reyes, MA, MFT
Information about Adrian to come.
Michael Murphy, MA, LMFT
Michael graduated from JFK University’s School of Holistic Studies in 1990 with an emphasis in Transpersonal Psychology. A former intern at Blue Oak Therapy Center from 1991 until his licensure in 1994, he has been in private practice in North Oakland ever since. His therapeutic approach draws from intersubjective and relational theories, as well as an interest in the application of mindfulness and Buddhist principles. Michael’s intention and hope is to assist clients with enlarging their sense of identity, placing past–often hurtful–conditioning into a context of acceptance and compassion, thus increasing the capacity for choice and presence.
Linda Haraguchi, MA, MFT
Information about Linda to come.


BLUE OAK THERAPY’S COMMUNITY DONATIONS

Blue Oak Therapy Center is deeply committed to supporting and participating in charitable activities in the Bay Area. One of the ways in which we support our community is through charitable donations to local organizations. Blue Oak Therapy Center gives a monthly donation to local community organizations. The following organizations are amongst those we have given to:
AIDS Project of the East Bay

Dedicated to preventing the spread of HIV and supporting individuals infected with the virus.

Alternatives in Action

Focused on a charter high school for challenged students, after school programs, and childcare by youth for working families.

Bay Area Women Against Rape

Provides support services and a crisis hotline to women who have been sexually assaulted or abused.

Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Providing emergency food and shelter, transitional housing, and support services to homeless individuals and families.

Berkeley Women’s Refuge

Provides emergency shelter for women and children.

Berkeley Youth Alternatives

Provides comprehensive services to children, youth and their families in South and West Berkeley and Oakland.

Maitri

A South Bay non-profit, helping families from South Asia facing domestic violence, emotional abuse, cultural alienation, teen violence and family trafficking through counseling services, hotlines and support groups.

Options Recovery Services

This Berkeley non-profit provides comprehensive services for dual diagnosis clients; their mission is to rehabilitate and restore the dignity of people who have “hit bottom”. Employees are former clients in recovery.

The Center

A San Francisco non-profit, which provides programs and services for the LGBT community; their mission is to unite and give visibility to this community, and to organize and plan for its political and cultural future.

Through the Looking Glass

A Berkeley non-profit which provides critically needed services to families with disabilities; their mission is to encourage non-pathological and empowering resources and early intervention services.

Women’s Cancer Resource Center

An Oakland non-profit which provides comprehensive, palliative services for women and their families recovering from cancer and/or grieving the loss of a loved one.

Zen Hospice Project

Provides collaborative services and end-of-life care as well as trains and supports volunteer care-givers.


DONATE TO BLUE OAK THERAPY

Blue Oak Therapy Center is a non-profit counseling center.

Established in 1987, we provide low- and moderate-fee psychotherapy services to the East Bay community. Because we provide our services at reduced rates based on our clients’ incomes, your donations are greatly appreciated. All donations go directly to the operations of Blue Oak Therapy Center, supporting its work in serving deserving clients, as it has for more than 30 years.





Donations to Blue Oak Therapy Center are tax deductible.

Donations in any amount may be sent in the form of check or money order to: Blue Oak Therapy Center, 3101 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705.

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Clinical director
Roni Gillenson, MA, LMFT# 40438