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Maria Pruett, MFT

Program Director of CORE Howe

Maria Pruett is a licensed therapist in Marriage and Family services who has worked in the mental health field for the past sixteen years. Maria has experience working with at risk youth and their families, who struggled with mental health, the child welfare system, juvenile system, and family courts. Maria spent the last six years working with adults with dual diagnosis, homelessness, medical health concerns, psychiatric needs, and the court systems. Maria has her B. A. in Psychology, from CSUS, a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy. Maria has been with TLCS since 2016, is now the Program Director for the Regional Support Team where she oversees client care for psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, individual therapy, group therapy advocacy and self-help. The RST provides outpatient mental health services to over twelve hundred clients. Maria works with a team using a recovery oriented approach to ensure the clients receive mental health services that meet their individual and cultural needs.