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In coordination with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), Fred Finch works with students identified as “high risk” by school staff to define individualized goals and strategies to address behaviors that are impacting the student’s ability to succeed academically or socially in school. Mental health therapists work collaboratively with school staff and caregivers to develop a nurturing, structured milieu.


The Counseling Enriched Classroom (CEC) program places mental health staff in select Oakland Unified School District classrooms to help students succeed academically and socially in school.

CEC uses the evidence-based practices of behavior modification and therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, social learning therapy, and harm reduction.


The CEC program serves youth ages 10 to 18 enrolled at participating OUSD middle and high school sites.

Students enrolled at Montera Middle School, Life Academy and Skyline High Schools in the Oakland Unified School District.

CEC Eligibility


For more information, please contact Program Director Diana McCullough-Klump, at 510-506-3044

Classroom-Enriched Counseling 3800 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, California 94602

Referrals are made through Oakland Unified School district.  Please contact your child’s school administrator for more information on how to make a referral.

CEC Referrals
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