We are a multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural agency specializing in working with children, youth, and adults, couples and families needing mental health services.

East Bay Family Institute School Based Services Include:

Mindfulness Meditation, Mindful Camp, Psychological and Educational Assessment, Psychological Assessments, Training Program, School

Our goal is to work with each individual, couple, or family to move you toward greater:

Growth

Meeting you where you are and helping you realize your potential, setting and achieving your goals;

Wholeness

Helping those of you who have been injured by challenging life circumstances, traumatic experiences, or every day life issues by helping to bring you back toward a sense of integrity and wholeness in mind, body, and spirit;

Wellbeing

Working to help you reduce the impacts of stress and anxieties and bringing you to a place of overall mental health and ease.

Our experienced staff of licensed and trained professionals is ready and available to assist you with your mental health goals. We are pleased to be able to offer services in English, Spanish, and Arabic and look forward to working with you. Contact us today to see how we can help you move toward growth, wholeness and wellbeing.

The East Bay Family Institute Staff

Lesleigh Franklin is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with diverse populations ...

Dr. Lesleigh Franklin, Ph.D.

Lesleigh Franklin is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with diverse populations …
Marisol Reyna is a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who specializes in work with “at risk” families.

Marisol Reyna

Marisol Reyna is a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who specializes in work with “at risk” families.
Makenna Berry Newton, has a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University where she focused on issues ...

Makenna Berry Newton

Makenna Berry Newton, has a PhD in Psychology from Saybrook University where she focused on issues …
Nicole currently provides community and school-based psychological assessment and therapy

Nicole Smith

Nicole currently provides community and school-based psychological assessment and therapy
Liz Walser, MSW, PsyD. is a warm and intelligent psychologist who specializes in performing ...

Liz Walser

Liz Walser, MSW, PsyD. is a warm and intelligent psychologist who specializes in performing …
Patricia M. Jones worked in Liberia West Africa as the first Director of Counseling and Health Services ...

Patricia M. Jones

Patricia M. Jones worked in Liberia West Africa as the first Director of Counseling and Health Services …
Ms. Williams is passionate about working with minority and underserved communities ...

Erica Williams

Ms. Williams is passionate about working with minority and underserved communities …
Esmeralda completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International ...

Esmeralda Zamudio

Esmeralda completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International …
Bren Benoit is a professional clinical counseling intern currently focused on on working with children ...

Bren Benoit

Bren Benoit is a professional clinical counseling intern currently focused on on working with children …
Dionne has provided national and international volunteer services and participated in a community-based ...

Staff

Dionne has provided national and international volunteer services and participated in a community-based …

Who We Are

As a multiethnic, multilingual, multicultural group of practitioners we are able to work with a broad diversity of individuals–children, youth and adults, couples and families needing high quality psychological services. We work with referring agencies and social workers looking for support for their clients.

We offer services in English, Spanish, and Arabic and specialize in difficult and challenging cases.

Among our many services we provide psychotherapy, clinical, educational assessments and evaluations for the court, expert witness testimony, and assessment for immigraion cases.

The staff of East Bay Family Institute specializes in working with challenging cases and have extensive expertise in trauma, domestic violence, reactive attachment, substance abuse, PTSD, and court mandated family therapy.

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