Frances Jones, MS, MFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist LMFT 116103 (510) 424-2548
I enjoy having a diverse and welcoming practice, and I welcome clients from various cultural backgrounds and from LGBTQ+ communities.
I love the creative, collaborative work of therapy, which I approach with a sense of fierce integrity. I believe that our past experiences and relationships influence our thoughts, emotions, and actions today, and I see the therapeutic relationship as a place to discover and try out new ways of being and feeling in the world.
I draw on a number of different approaches to make therapy meaningful and productive for each of my clients, and I like to pay attention to important past experiences as well as what comes up right there in session. I believe in the healing and insight-building power of the therapeutic relationship itself.
I have worked with individuals, married and unmarried couples, families, children/adolescents, and groups at various locations throughout the East Bay. I hold a Master of Science in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from San Francisco State University (2016). I have completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Training, and I am a clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). I serve as president of the Board of Directors at Blue Oak Therapy Center in Berkeley.
Frances Jones offers psychotherapy and counseling for individuals and couples in California. Specializations include grief and sudden loss, dysfunctional family of origin, pregnancy, biracial and bicultural issues, dating and relationship blocks, premarital issues, and and stuck couple dynamics. Frances welcomes clients from LGBTQ+ communities. Her approach is relational, collaborative, and humorous. Her office is close to public transportation, and she invites clients from Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany, Walnut Creek, San Leandro, and elsewhere in the Bay Area.