Calista provides supervised visits to families in our area while also working in our Service Array Programming. Calista loves offering any type of service to adolescents, adults, and families. She has a passion for helping people recover and get better with substance abuse, emotional regulation, personal growth, and more. She strives to be a healthy support in individual’s lives.
Calista has experience as an SEL support to students who struggled in classes or certain academics. Calisa has also worked with students and children to make sure they are on track and following through with their IEPs. Calista has worked with many children who were above their academic level & also falling behind. In working with all of these it is important to Calista to let children know that whether they excel or fall behind, that they are unique in their own learning, and that everyone moves at a different pace.
Calista enjoys using the “little spot of emotions” book. Calista loves talking about the worry emotion. She feels many children feel as if they are always supposed to be happy & feel they will be thought of differently if they feel worried, anxious, lonely or sad. Calista understands it is harder for children to express their feelings and loves working with children on their different emotions. She wants children to know their feelings are always valid and it’s important to feel them and to know why we feel them.
Calista has experienced watching some family members struggle with mental health and substance abuse. She has always had such a strong passion for wanting to help people and supporting them in their personal growth. She also believes that for anybody, no matter the struggles they face, whether it be big or small are so important to address and get direction with. Additionally, Calista has also struggled with mental health herself, so having someone to trust in what you are telling them is important. She feels her calling in life is to work directly with people to get them through their hardships and encourage them to keep working hard. She enjoys watching people become the best versions of themselves, and it brings her joy in knowing she is part of their journey.
Outside of work you could find Calista working out, relaxing, and spending time with her family and friends.