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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.
 

Clinician

The clinician will be responsible for providing direct mental health services, including individual clinical assessments and therapy services to students on campus. The role aims to improve accessibility of mental health care by being present and available for students in need.

Mental Health Advocate

The mental health advocate is responsible for assisting students referred to the Wellness Center by helping them develop coping skills for challenging emotions like anxiety, anger, and depression. They also act as an advocate, connecting families with community resources to support mental health and wellbeing.

Meet the Team
Kim Hughes, LCSW
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. 

Erica Johnstone, LMFT
Erica Johnstone

Clinician/LMFT

Hi! I'm Erica and I am an LMFT. I have worked  in a variety of mental health settings for the past 8 years. I am passionate about empowering youth to develop coping strategies, overcome struggles, and cultivate their own inner peace. I am extremely excited to return to a school setting and look forward to meeting you! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, running, swimming, surfing, cooking, and reading.

Jennifer Owens, LPCC
Jennifer Owens

Director of Wellness Centers/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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Golara Parsapour

Clinician/AMFT

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Carlie Regan

Clinician/MSW Intern

 

Hey, I'm Carlie! I have been supporting our community's youth for about 7+ years! I am in the 3rd year of my MSW program and enjoy yoga, art, and hiking on our local trails in my free time. I'm excited to work with you!

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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Sade Butler

MSW Intern

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Misty Sheldon

Clinician / APCC 

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Benjamin Saubolle-Camacho, APCC

Clinician 

Eryn Dixon
Eryn Dixon

Mental Health Advocate

Hey there! My name is Eryn and I am from Grass Valley. I have been in the mental health field for about 3 1/2 years now. I enjoy working with our youth and being an easy person to talk to. In my free time, I enjoy socializing with friends, kayaking, or simply laying around the house.

Lorrayna Angel, ASW
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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Olivia Stanfield

Clinician / APCC & AMFT

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Gabe Kenngott, AMFT 

Clinician 

Katie Hacker
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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Bailey Rattenbury

Clinician/APCC

Hello! My name is Bailey. I am an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. My utmost goal is to connect you to your best self through curiosity, empathy, and compassion. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, creating and experiencing artwork, and traveling. 

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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Emma Crowley

Mental Health Advocate

Brooke Gray
Brooke Gray

Mental Health Advocate

Hi there, I’m Brooke. I have been serving the youth of El Dorado County for several years in various capacities, and I am very excited to now offer my support in the Wellness Centers! In my free time I enjoy paddle boarding, exploring and hiking new terrain, yoga, gardening and spending quality time with my boyfriend and 6 cats! I’m passionate about mental health and helping others feel comfortable to learn, share and grow.

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Jaycie Wildermuth

Clinician 

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