Joanne Fuller is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist (44371) since February 2007, she graduated with a Master of Science in Education in 2000, is certified in EMDR and has memberships in CAMFT and EMDRIA.
How I work with clients:
I strive to work collaboratively with Clients. My goals are to help individuals better understand themselves, their personal histories, their ways of relating to others, their expectations of the world, and the ways they can feel more fulfilled in life. For me, establishing a foundation of trust, safety, and support are at the core of accomplishing these goals. I work collaboratively with clients and try to understand their current concerns and help them to identify their strengths and resources in order to create movement in the direction they desire. I hope to empower clients to make the changes in their life that they desire. I believe that becoming aware of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, can create an opportunity to make changes and growth.
Mindfulness based therapy approaches, Brainspotting Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Multicultural counseling, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology, and the Integration of eastern wisdom with Western Psychology, Stress Management, Self-Esteem/Confidence, Adjustment and coping, Depression and Anxiety, Trauma, Relationship Concerns.
Priscilla Padilla is a bilingual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She optained 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 specialized 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).
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 Master's degree in 2017 from CSU Sacramento. She has worked for non-profits 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.
Aurora Cazares, APCC
Aurora is a bilingual Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. She obtained her Master's degree from CSUS. Therapy with Aurora is collaborative and integrates various evidence-based therapies as well as helping clients identify and utilize their strengths. Her goal is to support clients tackling barriers to emotional wellness and motivating clients to find meaning and creative ways to deal with unchangeable circumstances.
Aurora's work has focused on children, teens, adults, and families adjusting and coping through life transitions, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress; typically streaming from experiences of abuse, trauma, grief, and multicultural issues.
Aurora's professional interests include, relationship issues, assertiveness, parenting, ADHD, undocumented students, student parents, first generation college students, grief and forgiveness, and the mind, body and spirit connection. Aurora's personal interests include baking, learning about food and food science and spending time with her family.
Melissa Chavez, ACSW
Melissa Chavez is a bilingual Associate Clinical Social Worker who received her Master's degree in Social Work, with and emphasis in 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 socio-emotional 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 (MII), 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.
Emma Levin, AMFT
Emma is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated with her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA. Emma values inclusion, connection, and empathy, and believes that life's suffering and healing stem from a multitude of factors. Emma is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and has training in Relational Gestalt Therapy and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention. Because of this, she utilizes a holistic, relational, culturally sensitive, mindful approach, and considers all aspects of an individual as a basis to understand and support through the therapeutic process. Emma has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families providing individual, group, and family therapy. She has worked as a Clinical Case Manager working with adults with severe psychiatric diagnoses, as a Program Therapist in eating disorder residential and day treatment programs, as a Clinical Case Coordinator/Therapist in community-based mental health serving foster care and at risk youth/families, and she currently works as a School-Based Therapist providing counseling to elementary, middle, and high school students. In her free time, Emma enjoys staying active, spending time outdoors, connecting with her friends and family, and pretty much anything that involves arts and crafts.
Raquel Luna, ASW, PPSC
Raquel is a bilingual Associate Clinical Social Worker who received her Master's degree 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), Client Centered Therapy and Strengths Based Perspectives. Raquel's main goal is to help empower children and individuals by building upon their strengths to help them live positive and fulfilling lives.