Meet our Staff

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Maria Contreras, since 2011, has been the Administrative Assistant to the program manager for the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Maria provides a variety of administrative support, managing EAP's day to day operations and scheduling most of EAP's appointments. Maria was hired at the County within the Department of Alcohol and Drug Services performing clerical support to the Health Realization Services Division and later to the Data Analysis and Evaluation Division.

Pallavi Shah

Pallavi Shah, AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Santa Clara University in Counseling Psychology with a Health Psychology emphasis. Pallavi brings with her 20 + years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families as a teacher in both public and private school settings. As a therapist, Pallavi has experience working with people of all ages, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds. Pallavi is fluent in and can provide therapy in Gujarati and Hindi. Pallavi uses a person-centered approach and draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness to join in with the client and provide a warm and safe therapeutic environment.

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