About Kerri Green, MFT
My approach begins with empathy and warm acceptance, which I believe are some of the most important ingredients of a healing relationship; ones that help us feel loved and understood by others. My background as an artist and designer continually inspires my creative process as a therapist. I value collaboration, open-heartedness, and humor as integral parts of the work.
My work is informed by social justice and feminist philosophies, both of which value a "personal power," rather than a "power over," model of relationship. I also incorporate holistic principles and perspectives as held by many modalities, such as Hakomi, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Process Work, and Humanistic Psychology. These types of therapy provide a foundation for expanding self-awareness and mindfulness, which I feel are the keys to personal growth and transformation.
I hold a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology with a Somatic Psychology specialization from John F. Kennedy University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. My pre-licensed journey included placements with community agencies such as Chrysalis Counseling Center in Santa Rosa, YWCA Sonoma County's Safe House for women and families escaping domestic violence, and Blue Oak Therapy Center in Berkeley. After licensure, I served on Blue Oak's Board of Directors for three years.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love cats, most especially my cat Sunny. I am in the midst of exploring my artistic side – I currently enjoy jewelry-making, silversmithing and beading, and also experiment with various mixed media when inspiration strikes.
CAMFT (CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists)
Santa Clara Valley & East Bay Chapters of CAMFT
Bay Area Open Minds: Therapists Affirming Sexual and Gender Diversity
EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)