Her pivotal role as Admissions Director now allows her to work with families more directly. Nicole understands how difficult it is for families to go through this process, and being able to start the process of getting families the help they need is very personally rewarding to her. She has extensive knowledge working with clients in a residential setting directly, as well as working in treatment on the administrative side, which she’s found allows her to provide families with all the information they need. Being that first initial contact with families is extremely important, and Nicole strives to make it known how much we care for the well-being of every individual and their families.
Noah has worked on the floor with our clients for many years and has transitioned through many roles as the company has grown. In addition, he has developed amazing relationships throughout the adolescent treatment community as a direct result of his involvement with Ascend.
Noah is now tasked with building our aftercare programs to our teens continue with their recovery after moving on from our residential treatment programs.
Sarina found her passion helping people a few years ago when serving as an RA, Tech, and Mentor for people with chemical dependency. She also worked with veterans suffering from PTSD, women struggling with mental health concerns, and facilities who specialize in substance abuse in underprivileged populations. Now, with two years in this field, and a transition to Alumni Coordinator at Ascend, she has learned so much about connecting with her clients during and after treatment.
Sarina is excited to continue working in this field with Ascend because she cannot imagine not using her skills, resources, and abilities to advocate for others, guide them towards amazing opportunities, and help them live fulfilling lives.
She received her degree at Saint Mary’s College of California in Kinesiology while contributing to the success of the women’s cross-country and track & field teams. Her educational background equips her with a deep understanding of the interconnectedness between mind and body. This knowledge allows her to approach her work with a holistic perspective, ensuring that patients receive the comprehensive support they require.
During the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cristina worked as an assistant at a local urgent care and as a travel nurse at various facilities, displaying her adaptability and commitment to supporting others. This is a time when she saw many struggling with their mental health, which ultimately led her to pursue a new direction to better support this community need.
Cristina possesses extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in promoting one’s well-being. She understands the importance of physical and mental health and is dedicated to serving as a resource for individuals and families in need.