Meet past team members of Three Oaks & learn about where they are now!
Three Oaks is intensely committed to our mission of growing and preserving healers in the mental health field. We believe supporting skillfull and integrous professionals as they pursue varied career paths and make meaningful contributions to the mental health landscape is essential. As a testament to this commitment, we are thrilled to introduce our Three Oaks Alumni Page!
The Three Oaks’ Alumni Page is a space dedicated to former Three Oaks’ team members who spent their time at Three Oaks rooted in core value. Further, these former team members continue to embody core value in their current practice. Our alumni network is an ever-growing community of compassionate and highly skilled mental health professionals who have shared part of their clinical journey with Three Oaks. Their contributions to Three Oaks helped create the rich culture that our current team(s) and clients benefit from greatly. In alignment with their personal mission(s), each Three Oaks’ alumni has embarked on a new clinical journey with the full enthusiasm and support of Three Oaks: Our network of alumni embodies our shared vision to foster a sense of belonging, connection, and continuous learning among our team; past and present.
Meg Barry, MS, LCMHC
Three Oaks team member: May 2018 to September 2020
My experience working at Three Oaks was transformational for my career. Three Oaks was a soft, safe, and solid landing pad for me to harness my skills as a therapist, engage in supervision with my peers, and truly figure out my direction & calling in trauma work. The core values are truly embodied in the staff, clinicians, and leadership team at Three Oaks and I could not feel more grateful for my time of growth as a clinician while I was there!
Meg is in private practice and specializes in trauma. Her approach uses "bottom up" approaches to trauma therapy, such as Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR, to support clients in finding wellbeing and wholeness in relationships and daily life. Meg is currently working on full certification as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist.
Ally Fischman, MS, LCMHC, NCC
Three Oaks team member: May 2018 to August 2022
Ally saw Three Oaks grow from a handful of employees, and played a significant role in the practice being able to be what it is now. Prior to Three Oaks, she worked for three years in Community Mental Health which was paramount in developing crisis and assessment skills, however she credits Three Oaks with giving her the opportunity to truly learn how to work with folks in a deeper way. Over her tenure at Three Oaks, Ally contributed to the internship program, blogged for the Three Oaks newsletter, developed training, and mentored other clinicians. She received extensive training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and attended EMDR training with other clinicians at Three Oaks. After four years at Three Oaks, Ally opened her own private virtual practice, Crescendo Counseling, PLLC. She currently specializes in attachment trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, and traumatic bereavement. Ally is currently training to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor.
Leslie Gunderson, LMFT
Three Oaks team member: November 2019 to October 2022
Working as a clinician and Site Supervisor at Three Oaks helped me build my confidence as a therapist. The peer supervision and consultation I participated in with a diverse group of clinicians was educational and inspiring. I received incredible coaching that allowed me to narrow down my practice scope and truly feel like a specialist who can serve a specific population and be successful in that work. I value the work that everyone I engaged with at Three Oaks is contributing to our community and cherish the connections I made there.
Leslie has opened her own private practice in the area, Durham Family Counseling. She specializes in attachment-based couples counseling, support for divorcing and blending families, and parent-child attachment therapy.
Natalie Parmenter, MS, LCMHC
Three Oaks team member: December 2019 to August 2021
What motivated you to join the company in the first place?
I came to Three Oaks to reground myself in clinical work after working in admissions for a treatment facility. I loved the warmth and the welcoming embrace of Three Oaks, which was a gift that clinicians and clients can both feel.
How did your experience at the company contribute to your personal and/or professional growth?
Not long after I began with Three Oaks, the pandemic hit, which of course changed everything for everyone, but particularly my family. The ability to work remotely was a shift, but gave us the opportunity to relocate ourselves to Austin, TX to live near a different part of our family. My experience with Three Oaks also allowed me to invest in more training, invest in myself, and ultimately connect to my strengths.
Where are you NOW? Any future plans or goals?
I have remained remote but returned to the world of admissions with Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety. I have been able to tap into my strengths balanced together with clinical practice, problem solving, and case management. I am now a Clinical Assessment Manager and work with a team of fantastic clinicians to help assess and get folks to the right treatment program.
Meredith Pochilly, MSW, LCSW
Three Oaks team member: April 2021 to September 2023