Teens at Muir Wood enjoy game night

Clinical Teams


Northern, CA Clinical Team

Tara Krueger
Tara Krueger, Psy.D.

Chief Clinical Officer

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Dr. Krueger serves as Chief Clinical Officer, overseeing all aspects of clinical programming for Muir Wood’s growing teen mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. Dr. Krueger comes to Muir Wood from Newport Healthcare where she served as National Director of Clinical Program Development.

A frequent national presenter on mental health topics, Dr. Krueger earned her doctorate from Argosy University and is trained in modalities including CBT, DBT, Functional Family Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

She has conducted research on stress and competency in parents of adolescents and young adults with ASD, as well as on female aggression and barriers to reentry from juvenile detention. 

“Dr. Krueger’s impressive pedigree, extensive experience working with adolescents and their families, and her important academic contributions to our field, have made her an ideal addition to Muir Wood’s leadership team,” said Scott Sowle, Muir Wood Founder and CEO.

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Amber D.
Amber D., LMFT, BA, MA

Clinical Director – Lohrman Program

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Amber is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sonoma State University. 

Amber started her mental health career working in adult crisis residential in 2015 where she worked as a counselor for individuals experiencing severe mental health crises and substance abuse. Amber later transitioned to working for a nonprofit where she provided case management and therapy services to California State Prison releases, CPS referred families and couples, the homeless, and veterans. 

Amber’s therapeutic approach stems from a person-centered perspective where she recognizes the significance and value attached to the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. Amber aims to create a safe and welcoming environment that allows clients to explore the sources of their inner conflicts and healthy methods of coping and healing past trauma. Amber’s goal in therapy is to create a foundation for healing that will allow clients and their families to move forward and progress towards their goals. Amber leads Sunday outings and is always looking for creative ways to spark love for the outdoors and inspire movement, mindfulness, and creativity. 

Amber also regularly brings her dog Enzo, a playful and loving Australian Shepherd-Border Collie mix to treatment. Enzo loves comforting teens and families while in session, hugs and kisses, and is always ready to join in on an adventure.

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Joanna O.
Joanna O., Clinical Director — Penngrove & Thompson Ranch Programs

LMFT

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Nicolette G.
Nicolette G., LMFT, SUDCC

Clinical Director – Skillman Program

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Nicolette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC) and has worked in the field of Substance Use Disorders for 6 years. She has been practicing as an MFT intern for 2 years. Nicolette received her B.A. in Psychology at Sonoma State University and M.A degree in Counseling Psychology Program with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Nicolette is trained in Depth Psychology and Substance Use Counseling. She has experience working with the homeless population of Marin County as well as in-home services for families and children struggling with mental health and behavioral issues. Nicolette uses a client-centered, humanistic and transpersonal approach to therapy along with a trauma-informed approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. For fun, Nicolette enjoys kayaking, bicycling, archery and creative arts.

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Lia B.
Lia B., AMFT

Clinical Program Supervisor – Penngrove Program

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Selena G.
Selena G., APCC

Clinical Program Supervisor

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Yolanda V.
Yolanda V., LMFT

Clinical Program Supervisor – Skillman Program

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Barbara N.
Barbara N., Ph.D.

Psychological Testing

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Dr. Nova is a psychologist (License #23538) who provides psychological testing for the boys at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services. She received her doctorate from Alliant International University in 2004 and has specialized in working with children and adolescents that have issues including high conflict divorce, ADHD, trauma and loss, Asperger’s, and relationship difficulties. 

As part of the Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services clinical team, Dr. Nova attends the treatment team every Tuesday, providing feedback and interpretation of the psychological testing results. Recognized by her peers as a leader in the field, she serves on the Marin County Psychological Association Board and has been an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Nova adds, “What sets me apart from other child therapists is that I help parents understand and respond to the needs and messages behind their children’s behaviors.” Her specialties include psychological testing of adolescents who have learning issues, substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

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Cameron V.
Cameron V., AMFT, M.A., B.A.

Therapist

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Cameron is a licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. Cameron earned his B.A. in both History and Study of Religion from UCLA. He earned his M.A. in Theological Studies from Duke University and his M.S. in Clinical Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. Cameron is a trained EMDR and trauma therapist. He has experience working with several diverse communities including homeless populations, Muslim populations, Rwandan communities, etc. Cameron uses a humanistic and client-centered approach to therapy as well as emphasizing ecotherapy and human evolutionary development. Cameron has a passion for working with adolescent males and groups of young men. Cameron is originally from Southern California, enjoys hiking, backpacking, and long distance running with his dog. He has hiked the Pacific Crest Trail and Appalachian Trail as well as completed multiple 100-mile races.

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Cassidy M.
Cassidy M., SUDCC

Recovery Counselor

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Christine P.
Christine P., Psy.D, CEDS.

Eating Disorder Specialist

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Electra E.
Electra E., B.A., CAODC

Recovery Counselor

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Gema R.
Gema R., AMFT, APCC

Therapist

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Jeniece B.
Jeniece B., MFT

Clinical Trainee

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Larissa L.
Larissa L., Psy.D.

Psychological Testing

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Larissa is a psychologist (PSY31800) who provides psychological testing at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in child and family psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.  She specializes in neurodiversity and diagnosing ADHD and autism spectrum in adolescents.  Additional specialties include substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma-informed assessment.  Larissa works collaboratively with the Muir Wood clinical and medical team to provide comprehensive, strength-based assessments for our residents and their families. 

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Lars N.
Lars N., LMFT

Therapist

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Lisa R.
Lisa R., AMFT

Therapist

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Madison S.
Madison S., AMFT

Therapist

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Maggie K.
Maggie K., AMFT

Therapist

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Marla B.
Marla B., LMFT

Therapist

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Oliver A.
Oliver A.

Clinical Case Manager

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Oliver is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a B.A. degree in Psychology, focusing on developmental psychology. His interest in the subject came from his own personal mental health struggles as an adolescent. As he got further along in his schooling, it became clear that his passion was working with adolescents who are dealing with similar issues to what he once struggled with and overcame. Oliver says, “I owe a lot of my life’s successes to the amazing mentors I had in my formative years, and my main goal at Muir Wood is to be a role model and mentor to youth during the most difficult parts of their lives.” Oliver hopes to pursue a Master’s in Psychology and become a licensed clinician.

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Omar S.
Omar S.

Group Facilitator

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Orlando A.
Orlando A., CADC-1

Recovery Counselor

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Rawland G.
Rawland G., M.S.W., LCSW

Family Therapist, Co-Dependency Specialist

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Rawland works with Muir Wood as a family therapist and as part of the Saturday Family Program. Rawly is a nationally recognized presenter on co-dependency and was the recipient of the Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician award in 2012. He has been a practicing therapist for over 15 years and involved in the field of social work for over 30 years. Rawly holds a B.S.W. from Pacific Union College and a M.S.W. from Walla Walla University in Washington, with a dual emphasis on clinical work with children and adolescents along with addiction treatment. Rawly’s sincerity, obvious compassion, and commitment to the families and teens at Muir Wood make him a favorite at the Saturday Family Program presentations.

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Rebecca G.
Rebecca G., ACSW

Therapist

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Rebecca has 7 years of experience in the mental health field and has developed a deep appreciation for applying a social work lens to clinical work. Her most recent position involved serving as a clinician in Oakland for a level 1 contracted Alameda County service provider, specializing in the transitional-age youth population. Originally from Mill Valley, Rebecca has lived in New York City, Los Angeles, and Oakland. Recently, Rebecca made the move to Rohnert Park. Her passion for mental health and social work, combined with her diverse experiences, will undoubtedly contribute to Muir Wood’s mission and objectives.

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Sita-Marie P.
Sita-Marie P., PsyD

Therapist

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Stacy P.
Stacy P., CATC-II

Recovery Counselor

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Trevor R.
Trevor R., CATC-1

Recovery Program Manager

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Trevor has worked in the addiction field for 3 years. He enjoys helping people become the best versions of themselves while sharing the tools and knowledge he has on them. Trevor always tries to encourage his clients to stay positive and search for what they are passionate about so they can one day achieve it. Trevors hobbies are watching sports and working out at the gym where he is also a part-time personal trainer. 

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Clovis, CA Clinical Team

Tara Krueger
Tara Krueger, Psy.D.

Chief Clinical Officer

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Dr. Krueger serves as Chief Clinical Officer, overseeing all aspects of clinical programming for Muir Wood’s growing teen mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. Dr. Krueger comes to Muir Wood from Newport Healthcare where she served as National Director of Clinical Program Development.

A frequent national presenter on mental health topics, Dr. Krueger earned her doctorate from Argosy University and is trained in modalities including CBT, DBT, Functional Family Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

She has conducted research on stress and competency in parents of adolescents and young adults with ASD, as well as on female aggression and barriers to reentry from juvenile detention. 

“Dr. Krueger’s impressive pedigree, extensive experience working with adolescents and their families, and her important academic contributions to our field, have made her an ideal addition to Muir Wood’s leadership team,” said Scott Sowle, Muir Wood Founder and CEO.

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Holly P.-L.
Holly P.-L., Clinical Director, Aubery North Program

LMFT

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Alberto G.
Alberto G., ACSW

Associate Therapist

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Barbara N.
Barbara N., Ph.D.

Psychological Testing

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Dr. Nova is a psychologist (License #23538) who provides psychological testing for the boys at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services. She received her doctorate from Alliant International University in 2004 and has specialized in working with children and adolescents that have issues including high conflict divorce, ADHD, trauma and loss, Asperger’s, and relationship difficulties. 

As part of the Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services clinical team, Dr. Nova attends the treatment team every Tuesday, providing feedback and interpretation of the psychological testing results. Recognized by her peers as a leader in the field, she serves on the Marin County Psychological Association Board and has been an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Nova adds, “What sets me apart from other child therapists is that I help parents understand and respond to the needs and messages behind their children’s behaviors.” Her specialties include psychological testing of adolescents who have learning issues, substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

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Christine P.
Christine P., Psy.D, CEDS.

Eating Disorder Specialist

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Larissa L.
Larissa L., Psy.D.

Psychological Testing

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Larissa is a psychologist (PSY31800) who provides psychological testing at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in child and family psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.  She specializes in neurodiversity and diagnosing ADHD and autism spectrum in adolescents.  Additional specialties include substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma-informed assessment.  Larissa works collaboratively with the Muir Wood clinical and medical team to provide comprehensive, strength-based assessments for our residents and their families. 

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Michelle L.
Michelle L., SUDCC

Recovery Counselor

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Oliver A.
Oliver A.

Clinical Case Manager

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Oliver is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a B.A. degree in Psychology, focusing on developmental psychology. His interest in the subject came from his own personal mental health struggles as an adolescent. As he got further along in his schooling, it became clear that his passion was working with adolescents who are dealing with similar issues to what he once struggled with and overcame. Oliver says, “I owe a lot of my life’s successes to the amazing mentors I had in my formative years, and my main goal at Muir Wood is to be a role model and mentor to youth during the most difficult parts of their lives.” Oliver hopes to pursue a Master’s in Psychology and become a licensed clinician.

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Rawland G.
Rawland G., M.S.W., LCSW

Family Therapist, Co-Dependency Specialist

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Rawland works with Muir Wood as a family therapist and as part of the Saturday Family Program. Rawly is a nationally recognized presenter on co-dependency and was the recipient of the Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician award in 2012. He has been a practicing therapist for over 15 years and involved in the field of social work for over 30 years. Rawly holds a B.S.W. from Pacific Union College and a M.S.W. from Walla Walla University in Washington, with a dual emphasis on clinical work with children and adolescents along with addiction treatment. Rawly’s sincerity, obvious compassion, and commitment to the families and teens at Muir Wood make him a favorite at the Saturday Family Program presentations.

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Sandra I.
Sandra I., LMFT

Therapist

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Riverside, CA Clinical Team

Tara Krueger
Tara Krueger, Psy.D.

Chief Clinical Officer

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Dr. Krueger serves as Chief Clinical Officer, overseeing all aspects of clinical programming for Muir Wood’s growing teen mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. Dr. Krueger comes to Muir Wood from Newport Healthcare where she served as National Director of Clinical Program Development.

A frequent national presenter on mental health topics, Dr. Krueger earned her doctorate from Argosy University and is trained in modalities including CBT, DBT, Functional Family Therapy, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

She has conducted research on stress and competency in parents of adolescents and young adults with ASD, as well as on female aggression and barriers to reentry from juvenile detention. 

“Dr. Krueger’s impressive pedigree, extensive experience working with adolescents and their families, and her important academic contributions to our field, have made her an ideal addition to Muir Wood’s leadership team,” said Scott Sowle, Muir Wood Founder and CEO.

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Jessica M.
Jessica M., LMFT

Clinical Director – Riverside Program

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Jessica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and has worked in the mental health and substance use field for 8 years. Jessica received her B.A. in Child & Adolescent Development through Cal. State Northridge and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Jessica is trained in Depth Psychology and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with adolescents in outpatient and inpatient levels of care. Jessica uses a person-centered approach while incorporating narrative therapy, and trauma-informed cognitive behavioral therapy into her clinical work with clients. In her downtime, Jess spends her days exploring the Southern California region, hiking, biking, and camping.

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Amber S.
Amber S., APCC, AMFT

Therapist

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Barbara N.
Barbara N., Ph.D.

Psychological Testing

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Dr. Nova is a psychologist (License #23538) who provides psychological testing for the boys at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services. She received her doctorate from Alliant International University in 2004 and has specialized in working with children and adolescents that have issues including high conflict divorce, ADHD, trauma and loss, Asperger’s, and relationship difficulties. 

As part of the Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services clinical team, Dr. Nova attends the treatment team every Tuesday, providing feedback and interpretation of the psychological testing results. Recognized by her peers as a leader in the field, she serves on the Marin County Psychological Association Board and has been an adjunct faculty member at Dominican University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. Dr. Nova adds, “What sets me apart from other child therapists is that I help parents understand and respond to the needs and messages behind their children’s behaviors.” Her specialties include psychological testing of adolescents who have learning issues, substance abuse issues, depression, anxiety, and behavior problems.

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Christine P.
Christine P., Psy.D, CEDS.

Eating Disorder Specialist

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Chyra M.
Chyra M., ACSW

Therapist

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Karen St. L.
Karen St. L., CADC-CAS

Recovery Counselor

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Larissa L.
Larissa L., Psy.D.

Psychological Testing

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Larissa is a psychologist (PSY31800) who provides psychological testing at Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in child and family psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.  She specializes in neurodiversity and diagnosing ADHD and autism spectrum in adolescents.  Additional specialties include substance abuse, mood disorders, anxiety, and trauma-informed assessment.  Larissa works collaboratively with the Muir Wood clinical and medical team to provide comprehensive, strength-based assessments for our residents and their families. 

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Mariana C.B.
Mariana C.B., LMFT

Therapist

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Oliver A.
Oliver A.

Clinical Case Manager

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Oliver is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a B.A. degree in Psychology, focusing on developmental psychology. His interest in the subject came from his own personal mental health struggles as an adolescent. As he got further along in his schooling, it became clear that his passion was working with adolescents who are dealing with similar issues to what he once struggled with and overcame. Oliver says, “I owe a lot of my life’s successes to the amazing mentors I had in my formative years, and my main goal at Muir Wood is to be a role model and mentor to youth during the most difficult parts of their lives.” Oliver hopes to pursue a Master’s in Psychology and become a licensed clinician.

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Rawland G.
Rawland G., M.S.W., LCSW

Family Therapist, Co-Dependency Specialist

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Rawland works with Muir Wood as a family therapist and as part of the Saturday Family Program. Rawly is a nationally recognized presenter on co-dependency and was the recipient of the Addiction Professional Outstanding Clinician award in 2012. He has been a practicing therapist for over 15 years and involved in the field of social work for over 30 years. Rawly holds a B.S.W. from Pacific Union College and a M.S.W. from Walla Walla University in Washington, with a dual emphasis on clinical work with children and adolescents along with addiction treatment. Rawly’s sincerity, obvious compassion, and commitment to the families and teens at Muir Wood make him a favorite at the Saturday Family Program presentations.

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