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Blue Oak Therapy’s clinical director & Board Members

Clinical Director
Adrian Reyes, MA, LMFT

IInformation about Adrian to come. 

board

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.
Deanna Jimenez, MA, MFT

Deanna Jimenez is a Bay Area native who is active in the dialogue around race, culture and equity. She received her Bachelor’s in International Relations from UC Berkeley where she focused on exposing the importance of cultural awareness and the integration of conflict resolution skills in the international workplace. Following a career in corporate and non-profit fields, Deanna returned to school and received her Masters from John F. Kennedy University in Holistic Counseling Psychology with a Transpersonal Specialization. Her life’s passion is to support clients in becoming the architects of their ever-evolving life. She specializes in illuminating the intersection of one’s natural talents and their soul’s calling; to live a life deeply aligned with purpose and contribution.  Deanna is a compassionate social justice warrior who seeks to create an integration of the human and spiritual worlds, one person at a time. Visit www.deannajimenez.com to learn more about her work.

Linda Haraguchi, MA, MFT

Information about Linda to come.

Frances Jones, MA, MFT

Information about Frances 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