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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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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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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Austin B.
Austin B., AMFT, APCC

Therapist

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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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Jamie M.
Jamie M.

Practicum Student (Clinical)

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Jeniece B.
Jeniece B., APCC

Therapist

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Jordan R.
Jordan R., AMFT

Therapist

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Kate K.
Kate K., AMFT

Therapist

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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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Lily B.
Lily B., AMFT

Therapist

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Lisa R.
Lisa R., AMFT

Therapist

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Marla B.
Marla B., LMFT

Therapist

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Max L.
Max L., RADT

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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Omar S.
Omar S., SUDRC

Group Facilitator

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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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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., LMFT

Clinical Director, Auberry North and Makena Programs

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Alberto G.
Alberto G., ACSW

Associate Therapist

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April H.
April H., ACSW

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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Patricia A.
Patricia A., LMFT

Therapist

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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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Tracey P.
Tracey P., LAADC

Recovery Counselor

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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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Sam W.
Sam W., LMFT

Clinical Director – Riverside

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Amber S.
Amber S., APCC, AMFT

Therapist

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Audra K.
Audra K.

Recovery Counselor

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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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Nora A.
Nora A.

Care Coordinator

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