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Executive Leadership

Our Executive Director works in collaboration with the board, and oversees other directors and orders of operations. Our Clinical Director oversees mental health supervision and operations. Our disabilities director oversees clinical operations for disabilities programs. We seek to hire an educational director to oversee future school operations.

Our Team

 We love educating, nurturing, and empowering!

Ashley Ruiz, LICSW

Executive Director

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Ashley Ruiz is a licensed independent clinical social worker in Washington State, with a Master of Social Work and a BA in Human Services. She has more than 20 years experience working with diverse family systems, ​promoting optimal outcomes for individuals and youth. Her Christian faith is a strong foundation in the development of Alta Vista ILS. Experiences in body health, conditioning, and naturopathic approaches have shaped beliefs that integrated mind-body-soul approach is essential in therapy. Ashley works to offer services to empower people to identify goals and to access inner strengths needed to meet both individual and family goals.

Ashley's focus is working with children, adolescents, and adults, and family systems on many issues relating to mental health, parenting, behavior and social problems, depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, as well as recovery from trauma. She also specializes in offering assessments, supports, and training for adults, youth, and families with intellectual disabilities

Allison Landes-Stordahl, LMHC, NBCC

Clinical Director

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Allison Landes-Stordahl obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University San Bernardino in 1992 and her Master of Arts Degree in Marital, Family, and child Therapy from Chapman University in 1996. Allison is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California as well as Washington state, working in the field since 1996. Allison is also a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor. She has held various positions in the mental health field, ranging from residential treatment facilities for children & day treatment school sites to outpatient mental health settings, and Private Practice.

Allison has provided clinical supervision as well as administrative supervision to clinical teams, and has also played a lead role in Utilization Review throughout her Agency work. She has had the privilege of providing clinical supervision to practicum as well as masters level therapists who are gaining hours towards their state licensure. Allison has been responsible for their ongoing treatment planning for their clients, clinical documentation, legal and ethical issues and chart compliance. Allison also was an adjunct faculty member at University of Phoenix in their Counseling and Therapy Masters Program. Allison has taught classes including practicum, law and ethics and advanced treatment planning.

Allison has worked with a clients presenting concerns with but not limited to; Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma, Addiction, LGTBQ, families, divorce, custody, and parenting. As a psychotherapist and healing arts practitioner, she is extensively trained to assess, diagnose and treat individuals, couples, families and groups to achieve more adequate, satisfying and productive marriages, family and social adjustments.  The treatment modalities she utilizes are eclectic in nature and are tailored to the individual, as well as developmental and presenting needs of each client.

Robin Lunsford, LABA, BCBA

Disabilities Director

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Robin Lunsford has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2004 and has worked in the field of developmental disabilities since 2001. She earned an MS degree in applied psychology from Eastern Washington University in 2002. She worked with adults and older children in developmental centers for over 10 years and with young children and adults with autism in homes for the past 11 years. She uses applied behavior analysis (ABA) to increase skills and decrease problem behaviors in people with developmental disabilities. She focuses on teaching skills to increase communication, social interactions, and functional life skills. She strives to develop programs that are enjoyable for patients as well as staff and caregivers. She work with a patient’s strengths to increase overall outcomes, and promotes the least restrictive approaches possible for each client in developing programs. She is passionate about individualized, child-centered learning and embedding learning into everyday activities and play. She is also enthusiastic about teaching, especially functional communication to replace challenging behaviors, teaching parents and caregivers how to address problem behaviors in better ways, and collaborating as a team to help each individual reach their goals and the highest quality of life.