Director of Family Services
Jimmy joined PLN in May of 2011 as the Clinical Program Manager of Family Preservation. His responsibility included managing the daily functions of the Metro North and Wateridge contracts and providing clinical supervision to the Family Preservation staff.
Prior to working with PLN, Jimmy worked at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, where he provided clinical services in the CalWORKs program to individuals and families receiving financial assistance through DPSS. Clinical services were aimed at reducing symptoms in order to increase employment readiness. In addition to carrying a caseload, Jimmy was responsible for implementing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy interventions in order to increase clinical capacity as well as to increase client engagement. Jimmy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, at Irvine and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Jimmy is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) as well as the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT).