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.
Full Circle Family Program (formerly known as Tender Lion Family Program) was founded in 2007 to provide outpatient mental-health services for multicultural, low-income children and families in the Tenderloin, South of Market, and Western Addition neighborhoods of San Francisco.
For over a decade, FCFP has been delivering innovative, quality services to local children and their families. We are committed to promoting individual, family and community well-being in our diverse and beautiful city.
Who We Are
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.
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 atChildren’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.
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 toclient 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 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 rolessuch 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.
- 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
If you are unsure if your services will be covered, simply call us.
Full Circle Family Program
2730 Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Main: (415) 474-7310 Ext. 453
Fax: (415) 673-2488