OAKLAND THERAPY OFFICE IS CLOSING NOVEMBER 30, 2017
Earlier today, I received a call and a letter informing me of some disappointing news. I regret to inform you that the First Congregational Church of Oakland (FCCO) has decided not to renew the lease with the Center for Psychotherapy, Spirituality, and Creativity (CPSC). CPSC is the non-profit organization that sponsors the subleasing of the church therapy room to therapists and healers for $10 an hour.
The current users of the room can continue to use the room until November 30, 2017. As of December 1, 2017, CPSC will not be a tenant of the room and will not be able to sub-rent the room to anyone from that date forward.
On October 31, 2017, we will post notification of the upcoming termination of the lease on the therapy office door. I wanted to email you this beforehand so you can inform your clients as you deem appropriate. Perhaps you want to tell them immediately, or perhaps you want to line up another space prior to telling them. For that reason, we are waiting until the end of October before posting notification of this change on the office door.
The loss of the lease is not related in any way to the conduct of CPSC, myself, the tenants, or any of the subtenants. You have all used the room well, and I’m sure you have provided important, needed services to your clients there. I am sorry that as of December 1, 2017, you will not be able to continue to use the office space at FCCO.
I have enjoyed working with you all, and I sincerely regret the impact of this loss on you and your clients. I wish you well.
2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
ROOMS ARE $10 per Therapy Hour.
THE CALENDAR IS EMBEDED BELOW HERE SO YOU CAN QUICKLY GLANCE TO SEE AVAILABLE TIMES. In order to reserve a room, you first need to apply and be approved to use the room. After you are approved, you click on the tab “Reserve Room” and it brings you to a scheduling software that is different from the google calendar . If you are not able to see the calendar below, email firstname.lastname@example.org He may need to add your gmail address so you can have access to this gmail calendar.
ROOMS ARE $10 per Therapy Hour.
THE CALENDAR IS EMBEDED ABOVE HERE SO YOU CAN QUICKLY GLANCE TO SEE AVAILABLE TIMES.
HOW DO I GET SIGNED UP?
1) CONTACT RONNIE SO HE CAN GIVE YOU A TOUR. Ronnie (room manager) 360-670-6282 email@example.com
WHAT DOES CPSC’S 2501 Harrison Street Oakland Therapy Offices have to offer?
1) ABILITY TO SEE AVAILABLE HOURS IN REAL TIME: Oakland Therapy Office gives you the ability to see when hours are available to rent online. This can be helpful when a client can call you up and you can look at the available schedule in real-time. This can allow you to only rent office space when you need it. This enables you to not have to rent a room all day when you are only going to use it for that hour!
2) ABILITY TO RESERVE ROOM IN REAL TIME. Oakland Therapy Office gives you the ability to reserve therapy office hours online. Once you are approved, you simply go to the calendar, click the day, then click the hour. You then enter your name, credit card number, and email. You will get an email confirmation.
3) SUPERVISION OPPORTUNITIES. If you are a MFT registered intern, CPSC can provide you supervision or allow you to choose your own supervisor. CPSC provides individual supervision and/or group supervision provided by Peter Coster, MFT. CPSC can also facilitate the legal structure for you to be able to choose your own supervisor and choose the location for the office you use.
Rooms are rented by the 50 minute “Therapy Hour”
“When is the room mine? When can I enter it?”
If you are scheduled for 10:00 am, you are paying to rent the room between 10:00 and 10:50. The room is yours during those 50 minutes.
“What happens between 10:50 and 11:00? Whose room is it then?”
The last 10 minutes in the hour are a transition time between the therapist that just finished their session and the therapist entering for the next hour. The therapist that finishes their session should try to leave as close to 10:50 as possible and leave no later than 10:55am and the therapist who has the 11:00 hour reserved should wait until 10:55am to enter the room to prepare for their client.
“If I have the 11:00 hour, what do I do if the 10:00 therapist’s session ‘goes over’?”
The therapist before you is expected to have the ability to end their sessions on time. If they do not end on time then you have an obligation to knock on the door at 5 10:55am. They are in violation of their rental agreement and THEY are being rude. You have the right to prepare yourself and the room between 10:55 and 11:00 am. Also, you are expected to let the room manager, Ronnie, know. Please call him at or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org If the person before you is going over in your time with you then they are probably doing it with other people.
HOW DO I GET SIGNED UP?1) CONTACT RONNIE SO HE CAN GIVE YOU A TOUR. (Oaklandtherapyoffice@gmail.com) or call 360-670-6282
IF THERE ARE ANY ISSUES:
There is an expectation that people will be professional, clean up after themselves, have furniture in its proper place upon leaving, and leave their rooms on time. Please do not hesitate to cal Ronnie at 360-670-6282if there are any issues that need to be addressed.