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She is a certified ANCC Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who is credentialed to provide psychiatric care for any psychological issues across all age groups. She has experience in the therapeutic and medical treatment of adjustment disorders, addiction, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, psychotic disorders, insomnia, personality disorders, ADHD, dementia, anxiety disorders, panic, impulse control disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, social phobia, autism, and developmental disorders.
Ms. Montgomery's training has been focused at the University of Tennessee of Knoxville and Johnson College near the Smoky Mountain Range. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Masters of Science in Nursing, all of which she graduated with the highest honors.
As soon as Ms. Montgomery graduated with her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, she began a private practice, counseling individuals and couples with various psychological and interpersonal issues. At that time, she was also maintaining two positions specializing in addiction therapy at DRD Knoxville Medical Clinic and the Blount County Drug Court Program. She performed individual counseling services at DRD and group therapy and psycho-education as the Blount County Drug Court Therapist.
While continuing her education in Nursing Science, she worked as a therapist in private practice, where she began working at Baptist Hospital East Tennessee. While there, she performed floor nursing, social work and therapist duties for both the adult and geriatric units. At the same time, she acted as an intake specialist who coordinated, directed, and transferred emergency room patients to the appropriate level of care.
After she left Baptist Hospital, she again held a number of positions on the adult inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient program at Blount Memorial Hospital. There she worked as a charge nurse, floor nurse, patient educator, intake specialist, social worker, therapist, and later a Nurse Practitioner.
As a Nurse Practitioner, she began treating patients at Blount Memorial Hospital's Elder Assessment Services and provided care at various other treatment facilities, such as the Tennessee state hospital, Lakeshore Mental Institute, and local convalescent hospitals through Paradigm Health Services. She also expanded her private therapy practice she started in 2002 to include psychiatric medical services as well as counseling.
Prior to Mission Harbor, Crystal applied her entrepreneurial and psychology skills to the business world as Director of Operations at ImpactHub and by coaching executives, doctors, lawyers, and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and Vienna, Austria. With mindfulness and awareness at the center of all her work, Crystal is a contributor to UCSB's Center for Mindfulness and Human Performance research.
In addition to his therapeutic background, Jeff had a successful career at CBS News in Los Angeles, both in the field covering news stories and in management.
Jeff is passionate about working with clients and assisting them through life transitions and recovery. “Working with people who are experiencing roadblocks to happiness and productivity, for whatever reason, is very rewarding for me. Everything is possible.”
``If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive`` - Brene Brown
``The ego says, 'I shouldn't have to suffer,' and that thought makes you suffer so much more. It is a distortion of the truth, which is always paradoxical. The truth is that you need to say yes to suffering before you can transcend it.``
She has been a resident of Santa Barbara since 1960 and raised her five children here. Along with her involvement in recovery over the years, she has also been a business woman. Even though her former professions served her well, she is most happy being part of the miracle in the recovery process witnessed every day at Mission Harbor.
Marlee completed her Music Therapy internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she had the opportunity to help children and their families develop coping techniques for hospitalization and achieve developmental milestones with a variety of music therapy interventions. Since becoming board-certified, Marlee has worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities with adults and adolescents who are overcoming addiction, eating disorders, depression/anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health diagnoses.
Marlee is passionate about utilizing the universal language of music to inspire people of all ages and abilities to explore their sense of self, develop their fullest potential, and enhance their quality of life.
Chelsea has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including case management positions wherein she was conducting home visits to families who were providing kinship care, to group therapy and psychoeducation within the dual diagnosis program at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital while she resided in San Diego, California. She then went on to accept a position in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she was a founding member of the Philadelphia Children's Crisis Response Center, which consisted of a psychiatric evaluation unit as well as a short-term stabilization unit.
Within these behavioral health capacities, Chelsea has engaged in biopsychosocial assessments, crisis management, individual, family and group therapy with demographics ranging from children to adults.
Chelsea strives to enrich and better the lives of her clients, appreciating each individual person she works with. In her free time, she enjoys film photography as a hobby, and just as she can see the beauty and potential of an object through her camera lens, she sees the beauty and potential of each individual she works with.
What our alumni say
“They’re one of the few drug treatment programs that really cares and isn’t in it for the money like other places I’ve been to recently. They want to help people change their lives , build a solid foundation and set them up for long term sobriety. I was instantly comfortable with their main therapist/clinical director which usually always takes time for me. If you're struggling and want help I hope you reach out to them.”Jared C.
“Such a beautiful and special place of healing. The staff genuinely cares about every client, and helps them find their way back to living a life worth living. Sober. Happy.”Heather M.
“Top notch program. The staff/treatment team is professional and caring. They treat you with respect and show that they actually really care. I would recommend this program to anyone.”Jordan W.
“The team is top notch! And the facility is amazing. It feels far more inviting that other outpatient programs I’ve seen and the clinical team is friendly and really knows what they are doing! I would highly recommend anyone looking for recovery for them or their loved one from addiction/alcoholism.”Thomas A.
In Network Coverage
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In addition to our in-network insurance providers, Mission Harbor also accepts most PPO policies. If you don’t see your provider listed below, don’t worry you may still be covered. Contact us to find out.