Full Circle Family Program (FCFP)

Felton Full Circle Family Program. 
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What We Do

FCFP provides mental health services to children 4-18 and their families living throughout San Francisco, CA. Our staff of Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and Registered Associates offer services at our clinic, in the home, the school, or in the community.

FCFP helps children improve their behavior, recover from difficult experiences, and create stronger relationships within their families and communities. Issues we address include depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, family conflict, struggles with attention/hyperactivity, anger issues, behavior problems at home or school, grief and loss, involvement in Child Welfare and/or the Foster Care systems, and many others.

Who We Are

Holly Oswald. 
Dr. Holly Oswald, PsyD
Director of Mental Health Services
Felton’s Children, Youth and Family Division
Holly is a clinical psychologist who has spent her career helping children and families heal from adverse experiences, deepen their family bonds, and achieve their potential at home and school. Holly grew up in Chicago, Illinois and completed her doctoral training at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She relocated to the Bay Area for post-graduate training at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, California. Before joining Felton Institute, Holly served as a community-based family psychologist, the
program director for a foster youth mental health program, and the director of a preschool mental health practicum for training psychologists. Dr. Oswald brings experience in several evidence-based practices to her leadership at FCFP, with a goal of offering meaningful services to families that honors their unique individual purpose and strengths.

In her free time, Dr. Oswald enjoys reading with her book club, teaching herself to cook, and hiking with family and friends.

Charisse Lloyd. 
Charisse Lloyd
Program Manager
Full Circle Family Program
Charisse is your first point of contact when calling FCFP to refer a child or simply get for information about the services we provide. Her goal is to make you feel welcome and comfortable whether on the phone or here for an appointment.

Charisse has provided administrative support at Felton Institute for over 19 years. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she provides the same dedication to this community as FCFP provides to all the children and families we serve.

Marta Alvarez. 
Marta Alvarez, MA
Family Clinician
Full Circle Family Program
Marta Alvarez is a San Francisco native with roots in Mexico and El Salvador. Marta’s work is guided by the belief that people are resilient and that challenging experiences can lead to growth and greater purpose. Marta is integrative in her approach, including cognitive behavioral, humanistic, narrative, psychodynamic, strength based, and expressive arts. She holds a master’s degree in psychology with dual concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Industrial Organizational Psychology.
In addition to her work as a therapist, Marta has several years of experience as a woman’s counselor, education coordinator, and school teacher. Marta is able to provide culturally sensitive services as she has received training through Instituto Familiar de la Raza’s School-Based Program and is fluently bilingual in Spanish and English. Marta also guest lectures at Golden Gate University.

Marta is proud of raising a lovely young lady, who is completing her studies at a University of California (UC). In addition to enjoying family, Marta enjoys walking in nature, participating in the arts, and learning languages such as Italian and ASL!

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Miriam Alvizures, MA
Family Clinician
Full Circle Family Program
Miriam earned her master’s in counseling psychology with dual concentrations in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling from the University of San Francisco and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the California State University, Northridge. She completed her traineeship at St. Helena Hospital. Prior to joining Felton Institute, Miriam worked with foster care youth and their families to help them process trauma individually and together. Miriam volunteered at
Children’s Hospital and other for non-profit organizations in the past.

Miriam is committed to working with children and their families with a caring, respectful, and culturally informed practice. Miriam’s approach to therapy carefully considers each individual’s readiness for change, focuses on common factors that contribute to positive outcomes and integrates Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, expressive arts and culturally informed practices.

In her free time, Miriam enjoys Latin dancing, kickboxing, cooking, hiking, enjoying the outdoors and volunteering.

Natalie Bell. 
Natalie Bell, MA
Family Clinician
Full Circle Family Program
Originally from South Central Los Angeles, California, Natalie is invested in working with communities that reflect her experience growing up in a “grossly undeserved and under-resourced area” that is “over-policed and excessively penalized.” Natalie holds a master’s degree in integral counseling psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is also an Associate Marriage Family Therapist. As a clinician, Natalie’s primary orientation is Gestalt Therapy, and her clinical interests are
exploring the intersections of psycho-social environmental and inter-generational traumas and how they manifest, influence and are integrated. Before joining Felton Institute, Natalie was working with incarcerated men and women, helping reunify with their families. She also worked as a therapist at various sliding scale psychotherapy clinics in the Bay Area.

Natalie’s personal interests include having the opportunity move her body in community at ballet classes for Black and Brown Bodies or participating in indoor cycling. Natalie is also involved as a volunteer facilitator for a restorative justice group created by juvenile lifers at San Quentin State Prison called, Kid CAT.

Connor Dearing. 
Connor Dearing, MSW
Family Clinician
Full Circle Family Program
Connor has an extensive background in treating youth exposed to various, complex forms of trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, and oppositional-related behaviors. He received his master’s in Social Work from CUNY Hunter College in New York City, where he specialized in child trauma work. He is trained in various evidenced-based practices, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He enjoys taking an eclectic approach to
client care, integrating various modalities with the unique needs of each individual and family.

In his free time, he is almost always found cooking, eating, or daydreaming about what to eat and/or cook.

Gabriela Villalobos. 
Gabriela Villalobos, MA
Family Clinician
Full Circle Family Program
Gabriela is a bilingual family therapist with a master’s degree in Professional Clinical Counseling. Gabriela attended University of California Merced for her bachelor’s in World History and attended University of San Francisco for her MA. She was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City. Her parents emigrated from Mexico in search of better educational opportunities for her and her family. She has worked with undeserved communities for the past 7 years in many different roles
such as a community worker, mentor for youth, case manager, and now as a family therapist. She has a deep passion for helping others and always believing there is light at the end of the tunnel. She sees therapy as a powerful healing tool and a space for cultivating personal growth and empowerment.

In her free time Gabriela enjoys going on hikes, Zumba dancing, and spending time with her friends and family.

Services

  • Family therapy
  • Individual & play therapy for children and adolescents
  • Parent training and support
  • Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)

Services are available in English and Spanish

Insurance

We accept:

  • Medi-Cal
  • Healthy Families
  • Healthy Kids

If you are unsure if your services will be covered, simply call us.

Contact Us

Full Circle Family Program
Main: (415) 474-7310 Ext. 453
Fax: (415) 673-2488
Email: fcfp@felton.org

FCFP is Relocating in January 2019

  • Our clinic is currently located at 1500 Franklin Street, in Lower Pacific Heights.
  • Our new clinic location will be 2730 Bryant Street, in the Mission District.
  • Our therapists also provide services at the home or in schools throughout San Francisco, wherever will be most helpful to your family and child.

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