Therapeutic care in a safe, inclusive environment
Our services are trauma-informed, strength-based and culturally and linguistically competent. We apply the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. We emphasize physical, psychological and emotional safety for both clients and staff, and support survivors with the process of rebuilding a sense of control and empowerment.
Eric came to Maryvale from Victor Community Support Services in San Bernardino where he was the Executive Director. Previously, he was the Chief Program Officer at Five Acres in Altadena.
He has extensive experience in managing residential and mental health programs, including the implementation of government service contract programs for children and youth. Eric has also worked independently as a Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner.
He completed an undergraduate degree in Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara and has a Master's degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. Eric is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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.