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Program Directors

Vanessa Garcia, LMFT

Program Director
CDCR SUD Treatment Program
Calipatria State Prison

Vanessa A. Garcia joined Phoenix House California in April 2020 as the Program Director for the Integrated Substance Abuse Treatment Program (ISUDT) for Calipatria State Prison. Ms. Garcia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and her professional experience includes seven years of providing individual, group and family therapy to adults, children, adolescents, at-risk youth, and unhoused populations. She has extensive experience working with individuals who are suffering from substance use disorder, mental illness, and intellectual disabilities.

Ms. Garcia holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology.