August 28, 2018 Hurtt Family Health Clinic
I have resided in California over 60 years. I have worked in the field of Substance Abuse for almost 24 years, beginning at Cypress College where I worked with the Human Services department providing support, community integration, and speaking engagements at Probation and Parole mandated programs. I have been employed in court-mandated drug/alcohol programs, such as, Drug Diversion and Parolee Services Network. I interned with the mandated Domestic Violence offender program. In 2003, I began working in mental health with the homeless mentally ill. In 2006, I began working for Mental Health Services Act Criminal Justice program and worked there for 11 years with an emphasis in dual diagnosis populations. In November 2017, I joined the team at Hurtt Family Health Clinic.
I have a Master’s of Science in Addiction Counseling and am credentialed as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADAC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAODC-A).
I currently reside in Anaheim and have two children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
My practice philosophy is to meet people where they are at in their journey in life/recovery and to build from that point forward. Using innovative case management and recovery methodologies, I believe that all people are capable of change and the ability to rewrite their own story.