Licensed Clinical Social Worker
She believes in working with clients in a collaborative fashion coupled with raising their level of awareness to the power that they internally hold. Her goal is to help clients achieve the art of soothing distress and amplifying joy by utilizing a myriad of therapeutic techniques. SallyAnn is trained in trauma therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, schema focused therapy, attachment theory, family systems, traditional abstinence-based recovery model, relapse prevention and harm reduction treatment modalities, to name but a few.
She believes in partnering with her clients in order to explore and identify the barriers that have prevented clients from living a fulfilled and satisfying life and appreciates the vast difference between surviving versus living. She has worked with professionals, individuals, couples and families and respects each person’s right to self-determination and resilience.
SallyAnn’s philosophy is walking through the fire with you, and at times she may walk in front of you to lead by power of example, at times she may walk alongside you for additional support, and lastly she may walk behind you gently encouraging you to follow your path.
SallyAnn’s qualifications include an extensive background as an Executive Director & Clinical Director with Promises Professionals Treatment Program and The Center for Professionals Recovery in addition to holding the position of Department Administrator for Kaiser Permanente Addiction Medicine Department.
Prior to relocating to Southern California, SallyAnn held the position of Program Manager for Erie County Medical Center’s Intensive Outpatient substance abuse and mental health programs.
She has extensive experience as a Practitioner in both the public and private sector working with a multitude of populations suffering from, Addictive Disorders, Co-occurring Disorders, Domestic Violence, Behavioral Disorders, Palliative Care, Asperger Syndrome, HIV and AIDS, Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders.
SallyAnn currently is the CEO and Executive Director of Cross Counseling & Resources in Agoura Hills coupled with being approved by the California Medical Board to facilitate physicians support group therapy.