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 Therapist's
Patty Jaime, PPS, LPCC
Mental Health Director
Patty Jaime received both her School Counselor Credential and Master of Counseling degree from CSU Sacramento in 2010. She enjoys gardening, hiking and exploring new places.
“The world is unsettled and COVID-19 has thrown us all into unchartered waters. No one has been left untouched. The stress of life’s uncertainties can catapult us into depression, anxiety and other painful challenges. The desire of our mental health team is to walk alongside you on this journey we call life, helping you to navigate the twists, turns and transitions you must take. RISE therapists’ customize therapy to best suit each student and client. Our desire is to empower you to find the best path to healing and growth in your life.”
Christine Carlisle, AMFT, APCC
Winters Waggoner Elementary
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 and enjoys working with adults as well as children. In her spare time she likes crafting and spending time in nature.
Christine's approach is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental which lends itself to creating a safe and trusting therapeutic environment. Christine works collaboratively with each person to develop a treatment approach tailored to suit their journey towards healing, growth, and change.
"We are living in uncertain times. The stress of this uncertainty has affected all of us. My hope is to provide a safe space for people to talk, to feel, or to just be without judgment."
Aurora Cazares, APCC
Mental Health Clinician
Aurora obtained her Master's degree from CSUS. 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
Esparto Middle School
Melissa Chavez received her Master's degree in Social Work with an 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. 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
Esparto High School
Josh Ellis' clinical experience has ranged from non-profit to community and county levels of care since receiving his Master's degree in MFT from Touro University Wordwide. He focuses on therapy techniques to fit each individual's needs, helping them identify their own strengths, clearly define their goals and overcome obstacles keeping them from those goals. A native of Esparto, he is also a private practice intern in Davis, working with adolescents, adults and families on various issues. A graduate of Esparto High School, he enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs.
Emma Levin, AMFT
Mental Health Clinician
Emma 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 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.
Counselor Trainee @ Sci-Tech Academy in Knights Landing
"I enjoy reading books and going on hikes. My favorite part about working with children is being able to make a difference in someone's life. I look forward to being that help to others."