Fiona Ray, M.A., M.F.T.I.
Introduced to 12-step recovery in 1998, Fiona has extensive experience working with individuals determining substance abuse issues, educating on relapse prevention, and supporting clients in their growth and process. She has worked in a wide-range of settings including both inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health facilities. In the field for five years, her passion lies in witnessing the transformation in the lives of women as well as their families. Fiona holds certification in Sober Living Management as well as Crisis Intervention. She received her B.A. in Human Behavior and M.A. in Clinical Psychology and is currently working toward licensure as a Marriage & Family Therapist. Fiona is a member of the Women's Association of Addiction Treatment, the American Counseling Association and the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.
Michelle began her recovery in February of 2000. Her road of sobriety led to a realization that her life's work resided in the treatment of Chemical Dependency. She continued her personal journey by sharing her experience, strength and hope as a counselor at both inpatient and outpatient facilities. She is also an active participant in recovery by being a 12-step sponsor and has a large involvement with young people in recovery, on both a local, national and international level. Michelle completed her chemical dependency counseling at UCLA, and is an active member of the Women's Association of Addiction Treatment and the American Counseling Association.
While working in treatment, Michelle and Fiona both recognized the need for developing an environment which fostered additional support and a continuum of care. Their vision was to open a home that supported recovery as well as a sober reintegration to society. Casa Bella is an actualization of a dream.