Monica earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University in Riverside, following a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino and two liberal arts degrees from Crafton Hills Community College. As a licensed therapist since 2018, she is trained and certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Watch, Wait, Listen, as well as experienced in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, internal family systems modality, crisis intervention, and grief and loss. Her approach to addiction combines CBT and IFS while integrating anxiety and stress management skills. She strongly believes in providing each individual with dignity in their treatment and autonomy in their therapeutic process.
Reynaldo Aguilar – SUDCC
Reynaldo Aguilar is a Certified Substance Use Disorder Counselor (SUDCC) who believes his personal struggle with substance abuse and education puts him in a unique position to assist others on their journey to wholeness. He understands how trauma (pain) that is not dealt with and transformed is transmitted in destructive ways. He understands what it takes to overcome certain obstacles, to achieve tools in order to maintain sobriety and work toward inner healing. One of the best qualities he believes he possesses that will serve him well as he works with others who are struggling is empathy, the ability to be present and understanding toward others and their struggle with addiction. As “Hurt people, hurt people…Healed people heal people!” He has worked as the Program Director for The Wellness & Recovery Program for the non-profit Partnership Re-Entry Program (PREP) where he continues to facilitate recovery and rehabilitation workshops at California state prisons. He also works as a Victim Offender Dialogue facilitator with Mend Collaborative through Victim Services.
Patt Ochoa – CADC III
Patt Ochoa is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III (CADC III) passionate about helping people recover from addiction. His personal experience with addiction and his journey to recovery led him to pursue a career in counseling. Patt started by creating a Recovery Component for a sober high school and focused on treating the whole family to ensure a successful recovery. He co-founded OCTLC, Inc., Sustain Recovery in Irvine, California, which provides a 24-hour structured home for young people to recover for a minimum of six months. Patt also runs groups in high schools throughout Orange County and created 11:11 Intervention Inc. and 11:11 Coaching, which offer services such as interventions, case management, sober mentoring, and transport. Patt believes in educating families and addicts, helping them make the decision to seek treatment, and providing support to achieve sobriety.
Utilization Review Specialist and EMDR Therapist
Serenna is an accomplished addiction Society American Medicine (ASAM) Utilization Management professional, making her a top expert in her field. Her exceptional communication skills and extensive knowledge of ASAM treatment criteria have helped many clients at Liberty House receive high-quality care and maximize their insurance coverage under their benefits plan. In addition to her Utilization Management work, Serenna offers EMDR services to clients who require trauma treatment. This widely recognized treatment method has been successful globally, and her proficiency in the technique allows her to provide exceptional care to those who need it. Serenna’s commitment to delivering outstanding services and her expertise, skills, and empathy make her an invaluable member of the Liberty House team, helping clients achieve successful outcomes in their addiction treatment and recovery journey.
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