Jon Kerschner

Exciting Structural and Service Additions!

September 9, 2015 in From the Staff, News, Press Releases

We are pleased to announce structural changes to meet the demand of additional services offered.

The Agency has recently won two competitive bids to provide expanded crisis services. Specifically, the provision of Mobile Crisis Services for the County of San Luis Obispo and a new Crisis Stabilization Unit in Nevada County.

This exciting growth, combined with the the quality provision of existing services, requires strong support and expertise. In order to continue our success, the following two positions have been created within the Agency’s management and administrative structure:

Ben Lopez has been named Director of Crisis Services for Sierra Mental Wellness Group.

Ryan Walsh is the General Manager of Crisis Services for the Agency.

Thank you for your continued support of the Agency and it’s exemplary team. The management and staff of Sierra Mental Wellness Group look forward to our new endeavors with excitement and hope for lasting impact on these communities.


New Job Postings

August 14, 2015 in From the Staff, News

Sierra Mental Wellness Group has new positions available and is seeking to hire dedicated and qualified individuals to fill these vital roles. Click here to view the job postings on our Careers page for more information regarding the job descriptions and minimum qualifications.


NOW accepting Anthem Medi-Cal!

March 19, 2015 in From the Staff, News

Sierra Mental Wellness Group now accepts Anthem Medi-Cal!

We are able to see Anthem behavioral Health Medi-Cal clients.

Please contact us for appointment information- (916)783-5207.


NEW Auburn Location in 2015!

December 9, 2014 in From the Staff, News

We’ve MOVED!!

Our Auburn office has relocated from our Nevada Street location!

Effective January 1, 2015, the new Auburn office address is:

        560 Wall Street, Suite D

        Auburn, CA 95603

If you have any questions about the move or finding our office, give us a call or send an email to!

Check out our Contact page for all of the details!



March 11, 2014 in Events, From the Staff, News

The Spring Wellness Series is starting soon and classes are filling up fast!

During each FREE class a different wellness topic is addressed by an expert in the field!

Check out the schedule here for dates, topics and enrollment info!

Or visit us on Facebook for all of the details!


Job Openings Available!

March 2, 2014 in From the Staff, News

Check out our Careers page for the latest available positions! Continue to visit our site frequently for updates on what’s happening at Sierra Mental Wellness Group!



Staff Enhancements at SMWG!

February 5, 2014 in From the Staff, News

The management at Sierra Mental Wellness Group is pleased to announce new additions to our talented and dedicated staff!


Mary O’Mara joins us as the new Director of Finance and Human Resources!

Mary has been a manager in Human Resource for the last 15 years. She has an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in finance and business.

Ixel Morell will be managing the contracts for our crisis and mental health services.

Ixel has direct experience with SMWG, in his role as a manager with Placer County. With over 20 years of experience in this field, he brings an extensive amount of  understanding and expertise to this role.

We are thrilled to welcome these new team members and are confident that they will enhance the quality and efficiency of the services that we provide to our community. All of us at Sierra Mental Wellness Group look forward to a rewarding and successful year!


The Power to Do Good

August 6, 2013 in From the Staff, News

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Mental Health First Aid Training and CEU Opportunity Available!

April 3, 2013 in Events, From the Staff, News

Through Placer County Office of Education, Sierra Mental Wellness Group is excited to provide a Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training opportunity this month!

Monday, April 29th and Tuesday, April 30th!

The MHFA training is recommended for a wide range of individuals involved in work with the general public, from law enforcement and school personnel, to business leaders and volunteers.

This course qualifies for CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) and is completely FREE of charge to participants.

Click here to view the flyer with detailed information and registration instructions!

Feel free to distribute this information to any agency or individual who may be interested in this valuable training.



March 11, 2013 in From the Staff, News, Press Releases

The management and staff at Sierra Mental Wellness Group are thrilled to congratulate our recently licensed clinician, Debbie Campbell, MFT!

Debbie has successfully passed the second round of testing to earn her Marriage and Family Therapy licensure and she plans to continue in school to further her education.

The excellent work and dedication that Debbie displays are invaluable assets to the agency and we are truly proud of this incredible accomplishment!