Meet The Team
Founder & CEO
Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Redding CA. A former educator, Teri utilizes a person-centered approach and interventions from motivational interviewing, cognitive and reality-based therapies. Her experience includes work with individuals and communities in case management, coalition building, advocacy, and policy. Teri has worked intensively with elders, unhoused populations, those experiencing substance use disorders, and people experiencing systemic oppression and barriers to growth. In 2022, she was named Social Worker of the Year by NASW Northern Gateway Unit. Teri is a California State University, Chico Graduate with a passion for social justice. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and community action projects.
Jacob Durant is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist serving the community as Clinical Coordinator II in the Marysville and Auburn areas. Jacob utilizes a solutions focused approach, incorporating cognitive, motivational interviewing, narrative and somatic therapeutic interventions. His experience includes working with individuals and couples, ranging from teens to those facing end of life challenges with both mandated and voluntary clients since 2016.
Jacob graduated from California State University, Chico and has been helping clients develop positive changes, assisting others through some of life's greatest troubles in a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental setting. He is passionate about helping people find their path towards a more complete life. Jacob enjoys spending time in nature, experiencing the moments only the natural world can share with us.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently serving as the Clinical Director of New Beginnings. As a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, she provides supervision and training to Associates working toward LMFT, LCSW, and LPCC licensure. EMDR trained for years now, Heather utilizes EMDR interventions and a trauma informed IFS approach in her work with clients. Her experience includes work with trauma victims of all ages, PTSD, secondary trauma and developmental trauma. She has worked with voluntary and mandated clients since 2009. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Julie Raskin-Li is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working towards a Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) in Behavioral Health Leadership. A trained EMDR therapist, Julie utilizes a person-centered approach and integrates interventions from motivational interviewing, cognitive and somatic therapies. Her experience includes work with individuals and couples, the LGBTQA+ community, family systems, adolescents and teens, and complex and acute trauma. She has worked with mandated and voluntary clients since 2014.
As a California State University, Chico, Graduate, she has long been an active community member. Her passion in helping others develop skills to manage their mental health, relationships with themselves and others, and to process trauma, comes through her work and supports her clients in achieving a more fulfilling life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time hiking and camping with her dog and gardening with her cats.
Customer Support Lead
Kris Mudd is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC who serves the community as Training Coordinator for New Beginnings. Kris is currently in the dissertation portion of his PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Kris utilizes Person Centered approach, and Adlerian therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Reality therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. His experience includes working with all age ranges, families, couples, and individuals along with complex and acute trauma.
Kris is passionate about training, supervision, and professional development. Kris believes that
one's understanding of their true voice and authentic self will lead to true success and fulfillment. Kris enjoys audiobooks, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as exercise.
Stephanie graduated from California State University Stanislaus with a degree in psychology and
criminal justice. A longtime Butte County resident, she has a long history of public service in
education, criminal justice, court-ordered services, and mental health. She is passionate about
community safety, diversity and inclusion, and supporting vulnerable populations. She specializes in
evidence-based treatment practices for domestic violence, child abuse/child endangerment, and
anger management. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and gardening.