As Program Director for Alsana, Justin is responsible for the operations of Santa Barbara’s Residential, Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs, including staffing, program adherence to policy and procedure, milieu management, and scheduling. Justin earned their bachelor’s in science in biopsychological science from the University of California: Santa Barbara.
Before coming to Alsana, Justin worked in a variety of mental health settings, including the counseling center at his college, with folks on the spectrum working on ways to improve social capabilities, in outpatient adolescent settings, and as a crisis worker for LGBTQ+ populations.
In their free time, Justin enjoys exploring the beautiful outdoors of Santa Barbara with his loved ones, traveling reading and writing, being silly, and finding joyful ways to move with his supportive others. Justin is most passionate about working with our LGBTQ+ clients and clients working to restore their relationship with movement.
As our regional partner in pride and movement liaison, Justin works passionately with our clients to restore their relationship with movement. Similarly, Justin helps our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning clients find empowerment in their gender and sexual identities and how they can use them to inform recovery rather than prolonged engagement in their eating disorder.