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!


Exciting Changes at SMWG

December 3, 2012 in From the Staff, News

December marks the beginning of an enhanced management structure within the agency, which includes the development of two new positions at SMWG.

The first new position is the Operations Manager, who reports directly to the Finance and Human Resources Director and the Executive Director. This position is responsible for supervising and coordinating the programs and clinical services offered by the agency, including oversight and program functions, intake, client services, regulatory compliance and quality assurance, identification and development of new programs, and integration/coordination of agency clinical services and program components within the agency and with providers in the community.

Nicole Vanneman, LMFT will be the Operations Manager for the agency. Nicole has been in our Functional Family Therapist position for the past several years and will be a valuable asset to our management team.

The second new position is the Operations Coordinator. This position reports to the Operations Manager, Finance and Human Resources Director and Executive Director. This position is responsible for supporting the Operations Manager in overseeing and coordinating the programs and clinical services at the agency, implementing and monitoring regulations and policies, and ensuring efficient service delivery.

Amy Alves will be the agency’s Operations Coordinator. Amy has been with the agency almost five years and has coordinated the scheduling, correspondence with referral sources and other administrative responsibilities for the agency.

The vacancy that Nicole leaves behind in the Functional Family Therapist position will be filled by Katy Beckman, MFTT, who has been in a Family Support Counselor position with the agency.

The vacancy which remains at the scheduling position will be filled by Tammy Crosthwaite. Tammy has served the agency for many years as a vital office assistant providing afternoon and evening coverage for our services and programs offered during that time frame.

The evening coverage vacancy will be filled by Don Hutchinson who will ensure a smooth operation for our evening clinicians and clients.

We are very excited about these changes and the positive impact that they will have on both the organization’s internal functioning and the quality services that we offer to our community.


New Treatment Group Starting September 27, 2012!

August 22, 2012 in From the Staff, News

Sierra Mental Wellness Group strives to adapt to the specific needs of individuals and families in our community by providing new treatment opportinities as the need arises.

In response to a growing need for substance abuse eduacation and treatment we are reintroducing our Level 1 Outpatient Drug Treatment group program this September!

This 12-week long treatment program is Medi-Cal billable and AB 109 approved. SMWG is a certified Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center and our services are court-approved.

Level 1 Outpatient Drug Treatment group will meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:30 pm until 7:00 pm starting on September 27, 2012.

Intake appointments are available now!

Call (916) 783-5207 or send a confidential message to to ask any questions or receive additional infromation.

If you or someone you know would benefit from any of our services, click the ‘Contact Us’ button to send a confidential message and receive personalized information.


SMWG Offering New Groups to Better Serve the Community

July 25, 2012 in From the Staff, News

Adolescent Anger Management Group

10-week program starting Wednesday August, 15th!

Weekly group meetings from 4pm until 5pm in the SMWG Roseville office.

Download the flyer for more information! Adol. AM Group Flyer


Adult Anger Management Group

12-week ongoing program starting Wednesday, August 8th!

Weekly group meetings from 5:30pm until 7:00pm in the SMWG Roseville office.

Download the flyer for more information! AM Group Flyer


Whether you, a friend, a neighbor, a family member or a client is in need of support and tools to deal with anger issues, our highly trained facilitators are here to help. In addition to these new groups, we continue to offer other group programs such as Parenting Enhancement, Level 1 Drug Treatment and Education,  52-week Batterer’s Intervention Treatment and a Depression Group (coming soon).

Feel free to request our Program Catalog or brochures for any particular program by calling our office or by submitting an email request to



June 19, 2012 in From the Staff, News

Sierra Mental Wellness Group is proud to recognize and congratulate the following recently licensed staff members:

Karin Sable, MFT- Staff Clinician, Tahoe Office

Jaime Graves, LCSW- Staff Clinician, Roseville Office

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the field!