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About us

 

Our Vision and Mission

At Hidden Strength Behavioral Health, we want to make a difference in the lives of our youth and their families; to help them utilize their talents and strengths; and empower them to use their inherent and skills/strengths to live healthy and functional lives.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for our youths and their families through:

  • collaborating with our youth and their whole support system (i.e. family, friends, teachers, coaches, faith-based leaders) we can empower them to actively seek their highest potential.
  • providing consistent and predictable models and supports, our youth will learn adaptive living skills to assist them in engaging in the community around them well beyond their time with us.
  • developing and strengthening the skills of our community and families we can improve the lives of our youth in school, at home, and in the community.

 

Our Founder, Lorna S. Pham, MA, Psy.D

Dr. Lorna Pham has over seventeen years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field. She received her education from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Pepperdine University, and University of California Riverside. She has worked with various populations in behavioral health including clients with intellectual disabilities, adolescents and adults with co-occurring disorders, and forensic.

Dr. Pham has held various professional roles in the Behavioral Health industry in both for profit and non-profit sectors. Her roles include: Residential Counselor, Case Manager, Quality Assurance Director, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Director of Outpatient, Adjunct Professor, and Expert Consultant. She has trained well over 200 clinicians and case managers in proper documentation guidelines based on medical necessity, reviewed and audited over 500 clinical charts, and serves an expert legal consultant for behavioral health facilities.

She has increased audit compliance by 90% and prevent recoupment from the county and state Medicaid services. She has also helped organizations in developing group outlines, documentation manual, recoupment prevention, accreditation preparation and licensing, and development of quality assurance/improvement program.

Dr. Pham is a passionate advocate for the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, helping to destigmatize the subject of mental health and substance abuse. She was a presenter for the Cultural Competency and Mental Health Summit XVIII and Cultural Competency Summit XX.

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Our Clinical Director, Lora Delos Reyes MA, LMFT 

Lora Delos Reyes is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 6 years of clinical experience in community mental health care. She received her education from Argosy University, Orange County and the University of California, Riverside. Lora has spent her career working with individuals and families in intensive mental health services including inpatient adult treatment centers, adolescent group homes, wraparound teams, and a non-profit child abuse prevention agency.

Lora enjoys working with individuals and families to help them overcome barriers, nurture relationships, and empower self-efficacy. She is passionate about engaging youth and their families to create lasting changes through restructuring unproductive family systems.

Ready to take the next step? Speak with an admissions specialist today!

Our first step is to gather information from the family over the phone. Find out the details of their concern and whether the program may be the right fit. If it appears that Hidden Strength may be the right place, we schedule a face to face interview.