Full Circle Family Program (FCFP)

Mental health matters.

Young children, pre-teens, teens and young adults are navigating a complex world, and the stressors of daily life are leading to a rise in anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Our clinical team provides support, guidance, and practical strategies to help your child, pre-teen, teen and young adult thrive.

What We Do

FCFP provides mental health services to children and youth under 18 years of age and their families living throughout San Francisco, CA. All our services are currently available in person at our clinic in downtown San Francisco, in the home, at school, in the community or via telehealth.

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.

FCFP delivers 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.

Our Services

Services are available in English and Spanish

They often include the following therapeutic approaches: individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, behavioral therapy, educationally related mental health services (ERMHS), parent counseling, psychiatric evaluations, crisis response, medication consultation and management along with a diverse range of strategies for addressing issues such as:

  • Anxiety or feelings of overwhelm
  • Depressed mood, lack of motivation
  • Social isolation or interpersonal difficulties
  • Problems related to Internet, gaming, and social media
  • Grief or loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Behavioral problems at home or school
  • Involvement with child welfare system/ foster care
  • Trauma-related challenges
  • And more others

For immediate 24/7 crisis intervention, you can dial:

  • Comprehensive Child Crisis Services, San Francisco’s 24/7 Child Crisis Line: (415) 970-3800
    For youth under 18. English, Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, Vietnamese; other languages are available by request.
  • San Francisco Suicide Prevention‘s 24/7 Crisis Hotline: (415) 781-0500
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255


California Benefits I.D. We accept:

  • Medi-Cal
  • Healthy Families
  • Healthy Kids
  • ERHMS Referrals sent through SFUSD

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

Our Clinical Team consists of:

  • Individual / Family Therapists (MFTs, LCSWs, LPPCs, and Registered Associates)
  • Clinical Director
  • Program Director

Who We Are

Michelle Kaye, LCSW
Clinical Director

Quyen Vuong
Program Director


  • Amy Louer, EdM, MSW
  • Carla Pauli-Gismondi, AMFT
  • Holly Strickland, AMFT
  • Ishita Pohoja, AMFT
  • Jenifer Garcia, AMFT
  • Marco Matos, AMFT
  • Mizami Samuels-Waithe, AMFT
  • Nayeli Amaro, AMFT


  • Miri Fields, MFT Trainee
  • Anna Reinhart, BA Candidate

Downloadable FCFP Referral Form (95 KB Word document)

Please download this form, fill it out and send it, along with any other supporting documentation to fcfp@felton.org. Or you can drop it off in person at 1663 Mission Street Suite 604 in San Francisco.

Any questions or follow-up calls can be directed to (415) 474-7310 x 453.


Full Circle Family Program (FCFP)
Address: 1663 Mission St, Suite 604, San Francisco, CA, 94103
Main Office Phone: (415) 474-7310 Ext. 453
Fax: (415) 673-2488
Program Email: fcfp@felton.org
Parking Notes: Limited metered street parking.