Priscilla Padilla has been licensed since 2016 (93433). She obtained her Master's degree from CSUS. Priscilla divides her time between seeing clients at her private practice in Sacramento and as of September 2018, providing supervision as a Clinical Supervisor for RISE, Inc. She enjoys helping counseling trainees and associates master counseling skills to better serve their clients. Priscilla's interests include traveling, being surrounded by nature and most of all spending time with family and friends
Joanne Fuller, LMFT
Joanne Fuller (44371) has been licensed since February 2007 and divides her time between seeing clients at her private practice in Woodland and providing Clinical Supervision at RISE.
"My first love is providing intensive supervision for clinicians, which I have done for the last 6 years. I believe strong clinical supervision can help therapist's master new skills, give them confidence and empower them to trust their instincts and their abilities to serve their clients."
In her spare time, Joanne enjoys caring for her 3 dogs, 4 cats, 3 goats, 1 horse, 1 donkey, and 20 chickens. And her spare, spare time, she loves to read.
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 earned her Master's degree of 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. Melissa has worked with non-profits in various settings and capacities, guided by an eclectic approach to address concerns related to socio-emotional development in adolescence. This ensures that she creates an ideal approach tailored specifically to an individual's need and place in their therapeutic journey. Other areas of interest include Autism, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence. Melissa also enjoys baking, binge watching Grey's Anatomy, and spending time with her husband, two sons, and cat, Delilah.
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
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. She has worked with children, families, and adults receiving services through community mental health. In her spare time, she enjoys going hiking, on drives, working out, enjoys nature and traveling.
During these times it is essential to help the community by providing therapeutic services that help empower children, individuals, and families. Raquel's main goal is to help build upon each individual's strengths through their journey and continue to help them build resiliency during these tough times.
"trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible" -mindsetofgreatness
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."