Retta was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated from Vanguard University with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She holds a California Drug and Alcohol Counselor certification specializing in the treatment of substance abuse.
She has worked in the field for the past 15 years as a counselor in all levels of care: detox, residential, and intensive outpatient settings. Some of her previous employers include Mission Hospital Laguna Beach at Mission Pacific Coast Recovery and Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
She is passionate about the recovery process and helping clients and their families navigate through the healing process. Retta has been on her own personal journey of recovery and understands how challenging early recovery can be. She makes herself available to help and encourage clients as they navigate through their own personal journey encouraging them as they begin to make healthier choices that will support a lifestyle of sobriety.