As an office coordinator, Paris prides herself in being the ‘go-to’ person for patient needs and ensuring excellence in the administration of care by crafting patient schedules, answering all questions, and providing for patient welfare. She works closely with care teams and support staff and she applies her academic background and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) care certification to provide quality wellness assistance. She goes above and beyond in this role by supporting patients through her compassionate nature and general aptitude for exemplifying Lido Wellness Center’s patient-centric mission. Notably, Paris’ favorite aspect of the job is interacting with patients—getting to know them by talking with them about their passions, goals, and support systems. She feels strongly about fostering Lido’s continued growth and enjoys constantly learning from and being inspired by her colleagues.
Paris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chapman University and plans on attending graduate school with the goal of pursuing social work. Paris also follows Lido’s wellness philosophies in her own life by practicing self-care—her favorite form being spending time at the beach journaling, exercising, and relaxing. Paris also enjoys cooking and baking for her roommates.
The personal experience of seeing loved ones struggle with mental health concerns has propelled Shannon toward her life goal to help others. As she works toward earning her degree at Golden West College to pursue a career in nursing, she serves as Lido Wellness Center’s Front Office Coordinator helping patients in a multitude of ways begin their journey to recovery.
Shannon provides positive energy by starting individuals out at LWC as she helps them create their daily treatment schedules, organize and coordinate appointments, research and answer questions, and/or just lend a listening ear if needed! She enjoys building relationships with patients to form a trusting rapport while being an essential part of their treatment team dedicated to providing them with the solutions they desire.
She has worked within residential treatment facilities in the past and admits that her real joy comes from helping people on a deep level and through her ability to converse with patients to ease their concerns and help them grow through their mental health journey. She derives great satisfaction from seeing patients become empowered and learn to overcome obstacles while moving resolutely toward their goals. Being a giver of hope is what she has always strived to do, and she believes she is in a caring place that does just that. She sees LWC’s approach as wholesome and pure and feels surrounded by others who care as much as she does.
When she isn’t working, or hitting the books, she enjoys reading, meditating, writing, and exploring nature. She describes herself as a spiritual person and loves making time to travel and see new places.
Ashley Lona understands that she has an important role to play as a vital part of helping people struggling with emotional health challenges when they seek assistance at Lido Wellness Center (LWC). Ashley works both with LWC patients and insurance providers on billing and claims follow-up, enabling patients to pursue the treatment they need.
With a background in finance in the behavioral and mental health industries, she is passionate about assisting with timely claims processing and in ensuring that she obtains the highest reimbursement possible to reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs. She knows that helping patients sort out the practical financial essentials related to their treatment program provides patients with a peace of mind that follows when a caring individual is dedicated to working closely with them to settle their financial obligations.
Ashley enjoys being a part of an organization that shares a common vision and dedication in helping others – whether patients or employees. She is energized by the personal and professional growth opportunities she sees within the mental health industry that is dedicated to helping people. This energy translates to her role in helping individuals be able to shift their focus from practical concerns of treatment to their own healing and treatment. Ashley incorporates self-care into her daily routine with healthy eating and nightly walks with her family.
Dr. Kathie Gillet has served in the field of Behavioral Health care for more than two decades. Her experience includes working as a clinical director for the largest private addiction treatment provider in the state of Washington, as well as clinical manager, business development and director of quality assurance for integrated health programs in Alaska, Washington, California and Hawaii. Her formal education is in Psychology, Behavioral Health Sciences, Human and Organizational Development, Social Justice and Transformational Learning. She is recognized for directing multiple resources to work as a unified team and impacting positive organization change.
Kathie’s mission is living a life of sacred service, participating simultaneously as a teacher and a life learner. Her knowing is awakened through experience. The emphasis of Kathie’s work and her research is focused on embodied learning, critical empathy, cultural leadership and the relationships between healing from trauma and mental health and addiction recovery. She is passionate about educating professionals and community providers to help them provide service delivery that is relevant to their communities. Her work honors the wisdom of cross cultural traditions, building inclusive environments and the power of community to heal.
I am not just renewed. I AM NEW. I am found new in this freedom that breaking up the trauma has brought. I feel a true sense of clarity and oneness to the highest degree ever in my life. I was able to fully fall into trust with Lido Wellness Center and your clinicians. I was mightily impressed by the overall integrity, clinical and administrative competencies. You instilled such confidence in me about the paths and processes that lead to deep healing. I leave better and strengthened on all levels.
- Alumni, Lido Wellness Center
Going to Lido Wellness Center gave me a second chance at life. It equipped me with the tools and resources necessary to live my life the best way I can. I wouldn’t trade my time at Lido for anything. It was priceless to me and I’ll carry it with me for the rest of my life. I’m eternally grateful to the team I had around me that was dedicated to my recovery.
- Alumnus, Lido Wellness Center
Lido Wellness Center saved my life. I am endlessly grateful for the knowledgeable, empathetic, and supportive staff members that truly went above and beyond to provide a safe space to heal. Each staff member showed me kindness like I had never experienced before, and believed in me even when I was struggling to believe in myself. It is clear that the Lido Wellness Center team genuinely cares about every individual that walks through those doors, both during treatment and beyond through alumni services. Choosing to fully dive deep into treatment at Lido was one of the hardest and most rewarding decisions I have ever made, and I am now living a life that I never thought was possible.
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