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Jackson House Santa Paula

Our Santa Paula treatment center is located at the heart of Ventura County and is the perfect place to improve your mental health. We provide a comfortable and safe environment where you can learn to address your mental health needs. We'll help you learn techniques that you can use in times of stress and structure your individual treatment in a way that improves your quality of life. At our mental health treatment center, you'll learn new and effective ways to manage your mental health through daily group therapy sessions, life skills classes, peer support groups, and individual counseling. 

Meet Our Team

Nicole | Program Director

Nicole has been an LMFT since 2016 and received her master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University and her BA in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.

Nicole has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years. She has worked in residential, PHP, and IOP programs for both adolescents and adults. She also has experience in ABA therapy with children, providing individual therapy to those living in groups homes and board and care facilities.

She joined the Jackson House team to be able to provide more services to individuals suffering from mental health problems and service her community. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter as well as playing in slow pitch tournaments and leagues.

“We are here to serve the clients and meet them where they are. Everyone has a unique story and comes to us in a time of need, and we want to provide a safe space for them to receive treatment.”

Marissa | Counselor

Marissa is a registered Clinical Social Worker who completed her undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks and received her master’s degree in Social Work from California State University Long Beach with an emphasis on Child Welfare. Marissa has worked in the mental health field for the past 6 years. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

She joined the team at Jackson House Santa Paula because she has a passion for empowering others to reach their full potential by enhancing their self-esteem and resiliency and increasing motivation to achieve their personal goals. When Marissa is not at work, you will find her spending time and having fun with friends and family, reading a good book, or working out.

“We are here to support you and create a safe, nonjudgmental environment where you have a space to process and heal. With my support and the Santa Paula Jackson House team, you will be able to find a deeper awareness and meaning to a healthy, positive, and fulfilling life.”

Erika | Transition Specialist

Erika has worked in the mental health field for over 5 years. She has a master's in Health Psychology from Grand Canyon University, her ABA from Arizona State University and her bachelor's in Anthropology from University of California. She also holds certifications in PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) and CPRT (Classroom Pivotal Response Teaching). 

Erika has worked with children, adolescents and adults at different levels of intellectual/developmental, emotional, psychological, and social challenges, and she also has experience working with person-center training and utilizing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in residential programs. 

Outside of work, you can find Erika spending time with her family and friends, especially with her Aussiedoodle, Alfie. She also enjoys hiking, watching documentaries, dancing (she can moonwalk), traveling and trying new foods. 

“At Jackson House Santa Paula, we not only follow research-based treatment programs, but we also provide a mixture of empathy and steadfast dedication as we encourage such supports. Our team will be providing you with resources that are shaped to you and what you require to be successful. We look forward to being a part of your journey! Our team will be considerate of the time you share with us and make sure to enrich you with the best care.”

Nancy | Office Manager

Nancy has 7 years of experience working in the mental health field serving Ventura County. Nancy has provided services for both inpatient and outpatient treatment. She has experience working with the medical and commercial insurance population. Nancy joined Jackson House Santa Paula to provide her expertise in the mental health field and is excited to expand her professional knowledge.

Nancy’s patience and willingness to help clients in the community with their recovery journey will help our clients feel welcomed forming a positive atmosphere. Her goal is to help individuals in their short-term recovery journey at Jackson House. When Nancy is not at work, she enjoys going to the beach to watch the sunset, spending time with family and friends as well traveling.

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if you only remember to turn on the light.” -Albus Dumbledore

Sierra | MHT Lead

Sierra has worked in the mental health field for two years. Sierra graduated with her BA in Criminal Justice from Azusa Pacific University. Sierra has experience working with children and adolescents in residential treatment.

Sierra joined the Jackson House team to provide support to adults and to continue to get experience with a different population in the mental health field.

Outside of work, Sierra is a full-time dog mom and loves to hang out with family and friends.

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa

Caitlin | Counselor

Caitlin is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who completed her undergraduate degree at Wheaton College and received her master's degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. She has worked in education and mental health, working with vulnerable children, adolescents, and adults.

Caitlin joined the team at Jackson House to continue developing her skills as a counselor and to provide support and empower individuals in her community to achieve their goals, pursue their passions, and find a sense of peace and healing. When not at work, Caitlin enjoys hiking and watching TV with her husband and cats, and roller skating.

"Seeking mental health treatment can be daunting and I want to commend anyone considering our program for taking the first step in reaching out for help. Here at Jackson House Santa Paula, we work to meet you where you are and provide you with the tools and support you need to start making changes and moving toward the life you want."

Katie | Lead Nurse

Katie entered the Army Reserves in 2007. Through the military she completed combat medic training and nurse training. She obtained her nursing license in 2010, mobilized for countless missions, and deployed to Afghanistan in 2012 where she served on a trauma team. In civilian life she has worked as a nurse in primary care practice, home health, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, and now mental health. She holds a bachelors degree in exercise science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is CPR certified and is licensed to practice nursing in the state of California.

She began working at Jackson House SP in 2021 to broaden her professional experiences and learn.

While at home, Katie enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband and her 2 dogs. She loves attending church, traveling, exercising, playing video games, and listening to music.

“For anyone coming to Jackson House, I hope that you feel like someone truly cares for you during your stay. My personal promise is to give my all in what I do to meet the vital needs of anyone that I may come to serve here. I am committed to excellence and look forward to encountering a variety of people on their mental health journey”

Angelica | Counselor

Angelica is a Board Certified Music Therapist who received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from UCLA and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University. She has worked in mental health and special education and has experience working with children and adults.

Angelica joined the team at Jackson House to continue honing her clinical skills and to promote the use of music and other expressive arts as a form of emotional expression and release. In her free time, she enjoys singing at the top of her lungs, spending time with her partner and pets, and rock climbing.

“Here at Jackson House Santa Paula, we are committed to supporting each individual achieve their recovery goals. We provide a safe, inclusive environment where you can receive services and supports to help you continue on your healing journey.”

In-Network Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Beacon/Value Options
  • Blue Cross/Anthem
  • Blue Shield/Magellan
  • Cigna
  • Healthnet/MHN
  • Humana
  • Kaiser
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • United

Select locations now accepting Medi-Cal. Call for more information.

We do not accept Medicare.

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Want to learn more about Jackson House Santa Paula?

Jackson House Santa Paula
811 W Telegraph Rd
Santa Paula, CA 93060

It's time to feel better

We are here to help and we are in-network with most insurance providers. Call us for a free and confidential consultation.

If you’re a provider and need to send us information on a client, please feel free to fax us at 619-303-7044. If you need help immediately, call our 24-hour crisis line at 1-800-766-4274. If you have a medical emergency, call 911. Jackson House is licensed by the State of California Community Care Licensing Division and certified by the Department of Health Care Services. We are also CARF Accredited. If you have any client or quality of care concerns, please reach out to us at (888) 255-9280. If your concerns need further attention, you can contact the Department of Public Health at 619-278-3700 or the Community Care Licensing Division at 1-844-538-8766.