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Sheilamarie Racicot, LMFT, Program Manager
Sheilamarie Racicot, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist is the current Manager of Mandated and Group Services at Palomar Family Counseling Service, Inc. An experienced clinician she has been involved in clinical practice for over 25 years as both a clinical service provider and a Behavioral Healthcare Director. Her background includes expertise in domestic violence, addiction, depression, and anxiety disorders. Cross cultural counseling is her first love.
Sharon Kruvi, LMFT Program Manager
Sharon Kruvi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a specialized interest in the treatment of veterans, the LGBTQI community and PTSD, in children, adolescents and young adults. She is the North Inland-North Coastal Full Service Partnership Program Manager. Sharon is trained in TF-CBT, Motivational interviewing, DBT and has 15 years’ experience of providing individual, group and family therapy. As part of the PFCS supervising team, she supports interns while they provide needed services to youth ages 5-21 years old and their families. “The most important component of any treatment is installation of hope.”
Maria Russo, LMFT Program Manager
Maria Russo, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is the Program Manager for the Childnet CSED preschool children’s treatment program. Maria specialized in working with young children experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties as well as children who have experienced trauma.
The Incredible Years® curriculum for children and parents is the main model used in treatment as well as TF-CBT and play therapy. Supporting the parent/child relationship is of particular importance as children experience their best outcomes when parents and caretakers are involved.
Maria enjoys the fun-loving spontaneity of this younger population and models for parents how to enjoy their children through play. “The best gift parents can give their children is a few moments of their time every day.“
Chris DuVall, LMFT Program Manager
Chris DuVall, LMFT
Laura Stuver Harris, LCSW Clinical Supervisor
Laura Stuver Harris, LCSW, is a clinical supervisor at Palomar Family Counseling Service.
Ms. Harris has worked at PFCS intermittently since her SDSU social work internship in 1988. In addition, she has worked at two acute care hospitals and two mental health facilities. One of the things that Ms. Harris enjoys most about her position at PFCS is the privilege of accompanying trainees through their graduate experience. Clinically, her interests steer toward people experiencing transition, adolescents, and, most especially, children.
“Being able to choose to work that is rewarding is a privilege.”
Abigail Long, LMFT Clinical Supervisor
Abigail Long obtained a Master of Science in Counseling with specialization in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from University of Phoenix. Abigail started her journey at PFCS in September 2014 as an MFT intern providing services to children on-site at the schools. Abigail has a specialized interest in working with youth and adults in the treatment of anxiety and depression and related disorders. Abigail strives to help a client feel a sense of empowerment and acceptance during the therapeutic process to put their best self forward. Abigail became licensed in July 2018 and has since come full circle as she added the position of Clinical Supervisor in September 2020. Abigail takes pride in sharing knowledge and seeing the growth of the associates and trainees she oversees. Her personal and professional philosophy are one in the same. “Do everything out of love.”
Patti Christensen, LCSW Program Manager & Clinical Supervisor
Patti Christensen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, works as a Program Director for School-Based Services, as well as a clinical supervisor for graduate students and pre-licensed staff. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from The University of Minnesota, as well as a Masters in Pastoral Theology from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a happy transplant to California having lived here for the past 24 years.
Patti’s clinical experience includes working in domestic violence, child abuse prevention and sexual assault programs. She works with Child Welfare Service families, Medi-Cal funded clients, and with teens and adults of all ages. Areas that Patti specializes in include spirituality or religious issues, midlife and aging, foster care and adoption, and addiction. She also has a long history of working with LGBTQ community members. In addition to her work as a therapist, Patti is also a professional storyteller and has worked as part of the Healing Arts program at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego for the past 15 years.
Elizabeth Nua, LMFT Program Manager
Elizabeth Nua, LMFT Program Manager