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About Us

Starting in Fall of 2019, Sierra Child and Family Services, El Dorado County Behavioral Health and the El Dorado Union High School District partnered to create on-campus Wellness Centers for students at the school sites.  

The  goal of the Wellness Centers is to assist students and families with navigation to community resources, to offer a safe space on campus and to improve the overall health and well-being of the students.
 

Meet the Team
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Kim Hughes

Clinical Director School Based Mental Health

Hello, I am Kim. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have been providing mental health services to youth and families in El Dorado County since 1993.  I like to celebrate resiliency of young people and help them recognize their potential to grow and become leaders. 

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Taylor Johnson

Director of Wellness Centers/Clinician

Hello!!  My name is Taylor. I am a LMFT. I have been working in the mental health field for 9+ years. I utilize a strength based approach and have a passion in supporting teens feeling empowered. When I am not working, I like to watch Netflix or take my dogs on adventures! I look forward to meeting you! 

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Jennifer Owens

TUPE Site Coordinator/Clinician

Hello!  My name is Jennifer, I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  I have worked in the mental health field for 16 years and have a passion for helping teens to feel empowered.  In my free time I love to be outside relaxing.  

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Julie Serrato

Clinician/AMFT

Hi! My name is Julie and I am an AMFT. I have over a decade of experience working in schools and mental health. On my days off I enjoy hikes, working out, reading, puzzles, Legos, writing and coloring. Looking forward to meeting you!

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Katie Hacker

Mental Health Advocate

Hi, I'm Katie! I have worked in the mental health field in various roles over the last 20 years. I love camping, watching sports and relaxing with friends and family. I look forward to the opportunity to meet you.

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Carlie Regan

Mental Health Advocate

Hey, I'm Carlie! I have been supporting our community's youth for about 6+ years! I live with my two cats, big dog Huckleberry and fiancé in downtown Placerville, and enjoy yoga, art, and hiking on our local trails. Mindfulness and creativity are my favorite tools. I'm excited to work with you!

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Lorrayna Angel

Clinician/ASW

Hi! I’m Lorrayna Angel and I’m an Associate Social Worker. I’ve worked with children, teens and their families for several years. I’m passionate about bringing mental health awareness into our communities. On my off time I enjoy being around any animals (the furrier the better) and reading thriller mystery books. Give me some suggestions! I look forward to chatting with you here at the Wellness Center!

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Alfonso Gutierrez

Mental Health Advocate

Hola / Hi, my name is Alfonso Gutierrez. My work experience in relation to children and families roughly started in 1982. Part of this also includes fostering children and teens in crisis for several years. Some of my hobbies include boating, jogging, some woodwork, sports cars, and loving my grandchildren, and loving my cats.

Lupita Rivas

Mental Health Advocate

Hi! My name is Lupita, I am a BSW student. I have lived in El Dorado County my entire life, so I am excited to meet you all. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my family and make spontaneous road trips. Again, I look forward to meeting you.

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Lupita Rivas

Mental Health Advocate

Hi! My name is Lupita, I am a BSW student. I have lived in El Dorado County my entire life, so I am excited to meet you all. When I am not at work, I like to spend time with my family and make spontaneous road trips. Again, I look forward to meeting you.