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Rita Downs
PO Box 248
Experienced Life Coach works with people in transition (divorce, retirement, moves, new job), getting organized, time management, assertive parenting particularly twins/multiples, Grandparent issues, co-dependency, work relationships, stress management.

Rita T. Downs, M.Ed., MPA

Davis, CA


[email protected] 


            Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Oregon (1991-current)

National Certified Counselor       


Cal State San Bernardino, Masters in Public Administration, 2005

Oregon State University, Masters  in Counseling, 1976


2014-2015,  Contract Specialist, California Mental Health Services Authority.

2005-2013  Director, County of Calaveras Behavioral Health Services.  Managed 50 staff, professionals and consumer peers. Developed award-winning programs through the Mental Health Services Act. Advocate for small county and rural interests. Ongoing collaboration with multiple logal agencies and county departments.

1998-2005 Program Manager I, County of San Bernardino Behavioral

Health Services.  Responsible for program planning and management in multiple program and geograpic areas of this very large urban/rural county, including, outpatient clinics, intensive community based services, and Children’s System of Care. 

1987-1997    Director, Counseling Northwest, Ashland OR

Director of private mental health and substance abuse program, specializing in treating persons with dual diagnoses. 

1984-1987 Clinician, Josephine County Mental Health, Grants Pass OR

Provided crisis assessments and outpatient mental health treatment for children and adults in rural community. 

1982-1984 Program Coordinator, Crisis Intervention Services, Medford OR. provided crisis intervention & group therapy to parents with problems managing their children, as well as administrative responsibilities.

1980-1981 Clinician, Mental Health Services of Southeastern Vermont, Bellows Falls, VT. Provided case management and crisis intervention.

1977-1979 Forks Community Hospital, Forks, WA. Director of Outreach Services. Clinical and management position in rural mental health and alcohol/drug clinic.

Coaching-Trasitions, Organization, Parenting, Time Management, ADD/ADHD, Work Relationshiops, Recovery, Co-Dependency

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