Access & Linkage Program
This program places an Access and Linkage Specialist at schools in rural communities to provide screenings, assessments, and referral for treatment, for children ages 6-18.
The purpose is to identify mental health counseling needs and provide timely effective linkage, through warm handoffs to the most appropriate resource.
Healthy Communities Through Accessible Counseling
RISE Mental Health Services, provides preventative and therapeutic mental health care to individuals and families in rural communities of Yolo County. Our core services include professional mental health counseling for children, adolescents, adults, and families, which address such issues as parent/child conflict, depression, anxiety, ADHD, divorce adjustment, trauma/abuse effects, and grief/loss, eating disorders, and suicidal ideation, to name a few.
Our School Based Mental Health Program promotes behavioral and mental health wellness and currently partners with 2 charter schools and 9 public schools in Esparto, Winters, Knights Landing and Clarksburg.
Our highly skilled bilingual therapists are placed within schools to aid in the reduction of mental health stigma by providing access to barriers through cultural responsiveness and timely treatment.
Through RISE Mental Health Services you can learn to sort out your thoughts and feelings:
Whether dealing with past losses or current concerns
Whether within yourself or with others
Whether in an immediate crisis or ongoing distress
Whether individually or together
Whether you are younger or older
Check out our FAQ page or give us a call and let us know how we can be of service to you.
Winters Office: (530)794-6000
Esparto Office: (530)787-4110
Priscilla Padilla is a bilingual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She obtained her Master's degree from CSUS. She has worked with Severely Emotionally Disturbed children (SED) in school and residential settings, children with Autism in school settings, children in foster care/homes, couples, adults and teens. She is certified in Trauma Focused-CBT. She has worked for a non-profit agency for over five years. She currently works out of her private practice in Sacramento, working with adolescents, teens, adults and couples on various issues.
Meet our Counselors
Patty Jaime,PPS, LPCC
Mental Health Program Director
Patty Jaime is a bilingual Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who received both her School Counselor Credential and Master of Counseling degree from CSU Sacramento. She specializes in working with school aged children/teens and their families to address concerns related to behavior, cognitive, and social development and challenges. Treatment modalities include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Melissa Chavez, ACSW, MSW
Access and Linkage Specialist
Melissa Chavez is a bilingual Associate Clinical Social Worker who received her Master's degree in Social Work, with an emphasis on Children and Families, from the University of Southern California. Her specialties include treatment for childhood trauma, anxiety, and depression. Current roles include working with school aged youth and their families, to address concerns related to socioemotional development, and mentoring. Melissa is also the acting Field Supervisor for Sacramento State Social Work Program students placed within our agency. Her therapeutic orientation is guided by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and strengths-based perspectives. Other areas of interest include Autism, Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence
Josh Ellis, AMFT
Josh Ellis is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT), who received his Master's Degree from Touro University Worldwide. A native of Esparto, he has experience in both non-profit and county agency work focusing on adults and children with schizophrenia, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD and dual diagnosis (mental health & substances) in school, community and office settings. Treatment modalities include; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Client Centered Therapy. He is also a private practice intern in Davis, working with adolescents, teens and adults on various issues.
Christine Carlisle, AMFT, APCC
Christine Carlisle is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). Christine graduated with her Masters Degree in 2017 from CSU Sacramento. She has worked for non-profit agencies and for schools in various capacities. She enjoys working with adults as well as children and utilizes a person-centered mindfulness approach and incorporates various treatment modalities including TF-CBT and Motivational Interviewing. Christine enjoys spending time in nature and has a passion for gardening. She also enjoys doing yoga, watching Disney movies, and doing arts and crafts.
Raquel Luna, MSW, PPSC
Raquel received her Master's Degree in Social Work and School Counseling Credential from California State University, Fresno. Her clinical experience has been working with children, families, and adults receiving public mental health services as well as working within the schools by providing school based mental health services. She has provided therapy for concerns associated with trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment to life stressors, crisis management, and issues impacting children's/teens behaviors. In the past she has obtained training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Client Centered Therapy. Raquel's main goal is to help empower children and individuals by building upon their strengths to help them live positive and fulfilling lives.