Paula moved from California to Tucson in 2004. She entered the mental health field in 2006 where she worked with the adolescent and adult population. Paula states that she too has struggled with addition/trauma and wants to help others overcome the struggles in their daily lives, be a positive support system, and share that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Paula is now 20 years sober. She has worked alongside other healthcare professionals administering treatment plans and providing direct care to individuals diagnosed with co occurring substance and behavioral issues.
Paula has also facilitated Wellness and Self-Management groups, provided case management and wellness coaching, and worked alongside nurse practitioners and psychiatrists collaborating and providing treatment recommendations. Paula has worked in the public health system for 14 years and has now have taken an interest in the holistic approach that includes a variety of modalities in a therapeutic and safe setting. Paula’s passion lies in ensuring all residents have a solid after care plan that increases their chance of success on an outpatient basis.