Intensive therapeutic care in a compassionate and safe environment
Maryvale’s Residential Treatment Program serves girls, ages 6-21, removed from their homes by the Department of Children and Family Services or referred by the Department of Probation. These girls have been profoundly traumatized by prior abuse or neglect, and many suffer from the effects of numerous failed placements in foster care facilities.
Claudia Rice joined Maryvale in 2019 as the Senior Director of Behavioral Health Services.
She is a results-oriented, mental health professional with a background in child, adult, family welfare, service integration, and forensic services. Claudia is proficient in developing new programs, growing staff, streamlining processes, creating community collaborations, contract compliance, budgeting and outcome analysis. She enjoys advancing the competencies of clinical staff and is trained in several evidence-based practices.
Claudia has served as a mental health administrator in various capacities from operations’ level management to executive senior staff. She has had the opportunity to work with board of supervisors and their deputies, as well as the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Executive staff. Claudia served as co-chair for both Service Planning Area (SPA) 3 and 7 as well as the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s mental health commission. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for a private school in the San Gabriel Valley.
Claudia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Deaf Studies with an emphasis in Human Services from California State University, Northridge. She is trilingual, fluent in Spanish, English and American Sign Language.