Staff

Director of Student Health & Wellness:
Laura Fariss, MSN

Email: llfariss@sbcc.edu
Phone: (805) 965-0581 x 2298
Fax: (805) 897-3409

Medical Director: Dr. Susan Lawton
Senior Office Assistant: Angela Otriz

Medical Team:

MSN,FNP, Brenda
RN, Mary          
                   

Mental Health & Wellness Faculty and Staff: 

Alyson Bostwick , LMFT
Personal Counselor
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education: 
B.A.  Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara 
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, Antioch University Santa Barbara

Areas of Interest or Specialty:  stress/anxiety management, relationship issues, self-esteem building, assertiveness training/boundary setting, couples counseling, mood disorders, conflict resolution/mediation, performance/sports psychology,  crisis intervention and management, multicultural issues, developmental issues in adolescence and young adulthood, identity exploration and development.

 

Lacey Peters, LMFT
Personal Counselor 
Pronouns: She/her/hers

Education: 
B.S. Health Promotion, Community Health Education, Northern Arizona University 
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, Antioch University Santa Barbara

Areas of Interest or Specialty:  Anxiety, mood disorders, mood dysregulation, addictive disorders, co-occurring disorders, grief and loss, crisis intervention and management, relationship concerns, motivational interviewing, strength based interventions, resiliency and empowerment, developmental issues in adolescence and young adulthood, identity exploration and development.

 

Elizabeth Phillips, LCSW
Pronouns: She/her/hers 

Education:  
University of Utah, MSW, UCSB, BFA, Modern Dance, 
Carleton College, Latin American Studies
Languages: English and Spanish

Areas of Interest: Counseling college students who struggle with anxiety, family issues.  Counseling international students, multicultural counseling, Elder counseling, Somatic work with many years of teaching Yoga, Pilates, Dance.

 

Rebecca (Becky) Bean, ASW
Student Program Advisor, Student Health & The Well
Pronouns: She, her, hers

Education: 
UC Santa Cruz graduated 2007 
Columbia University School of Social Work graduated 2017

Areas of Interest or Specialty: 

Mindfulness and stress management, trauma-informed care support groups, cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches, skills based psychotherapy, 

empowerment based therapeutic interventions, re-entry counseling, somatic psychology, addressing relationship issues, identity and career exploration and development for young adults and adults.

 

Part-Time Personal Counseling Staff and Clinical Associates :

Renato Marques, MA, AMFT
Pronouns: He/him/his

Education:
B.A. Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara 
M.A. Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapist, Antioch University Santa Barbara

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Cultural identity issues, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, stress/anger management, spirituality, diversity issues, body images & self-esteem, LGBTQ+, relationship issues, career counseling, multiculturalism, mindfulness, social skills, divorce, and substance abuse.

Languages: Spanish & Portuguese

Adrian M. Valadez, M.S.
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Education: 
B.A. Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino; Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies M.S. Clinical Psychology, California State University, Fullerton 

Areas of Interest or Specialty: Challenges related to LGBTQ+, Trans* and Non-binary identity, Intersectionality, Consensually Non-Monogamous Relationships, Suicidality, Anxiety, Depression, Emotion-Focused Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Trauma, School/ Adjustment stress, and Multicultural Issues.