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Theresa works to improve access to mental health care through policy and programming. Her areas of special interest include prevention, early intervention, education, and building a full recovery-oriented mental health system of care. Theresa manages various MHA programs including MHA Screening, Mental Health in the Nation, and Workplace Wellness. Prior to joining MHA, Theresa provided direct services as an LCSW, worked in local and state policy, and was an adjuct professor in mental health and policy. Her areas of expertise include: treatment of serious mental illness, trauma, and substance use; homelessness; Transitional Age Youth; early psychosis; Mental Health Recovery; Psychosocial Rehabilitation; and Social Welfare Policy. Prior to joining the National office, Theresa worked at MHALA (Los Angeles, CA) and MHAOC (Orange County, CA). Contact Theresa.