About Us

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Tina Amirsolaimani

Tina is a Family Specialist working with adolescents in Calaveras communities. She has worked in the mental health field in various roles over the last ten years, and is delighted to be a part of the Calaveras Wellness Center team. She is looking forward to meeting you all!

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Leandra Steenkamp

Leandra is a family specialist with SCFS. She enjoys nature and spending time with her animals. Leandra is currently working on a masters degree in clinical psychology with a goal to be a marriage and family therapist and incorporate animals into a therapeutic setting. 

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Kait Krejcik

Kait Krejcik is a Family Specialist for Calaveras Wellness Centers.  She loves animals, neon colors, dinosaurs and fun projects, and is looking forward to connecting with the Calaveras County Wellness Center community!

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Pilar Coppers

Pilar Coppers is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker. She has been working with Sierra Child to support the mental health needs of youth and families since 2019.

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Denise Combs

Denise Combs is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in work with children who have trauma histories.  She has found the most effective approaches with children and families to be The Nurtured Heart Approach and Trust-Based Relational Intervention. Denise is pleased to share her experience as a Certified Advanced Trainer of The Nurtured Heart Approach.

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Karen Pekarcik

Karen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for Sierra Child and Family Services.  As Supervising Clinician for Calaveras Wellness Centers, Karen supports the Sierra Child and Family Services wellness and clinical services team to ensure students, families, and education teams are able to access early intervention, resilience building and mental health resources and services at each campus Wellness Center.   

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Sarah Staudy

Sarah started as a Family Specialist in October 2020.  Sarah grew up in Calaveras County and is excited to help children and families navigate the resources and opportunities within Calaveras County.

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Kaitlyn Brennan

Kaitlyn is a Family Specialist for Calaveras Wellness Centers.  Kaitlyn grew up in the Sierra Nevada and is grateful to be able to continue connecting with the Calaveras Wellness Center community.

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Daniel Simpson

Daniel has worked with Sierra Child and Family Services as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2015. He has extensive experience working with children and their parents for the last 15 years. Daniel brings training and experience with MST (multi-systemic therapy) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy. He’s looking forward to helping youth and families grow through the Calaveras Wellness Centers.

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Christine Khan

Christine Khan started with Sierra Child & Family Services in April 2021.

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Monique Gonzales

Monique is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervising Clinician, who works with Calaveras Behavioral Health Services, a partner agency with Calaveras Wellness Centers. Monique provides the oversight of the Wellness Center grant award and engages with Wellness teams to ensure the individual needs of students accessing Calaveras Behavioral Health Services through Calaveras Wellness Centers are met.