Amanda Nugent Divine, M.S., LMFT – Clinical Director
Amanda Nugent Divine has her Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She has extensive experience working as a Clinical Director, a Quality Improvement Director and a Privacy Officer. She is also currently an Adjunct Professor for Sierra College in the Human Development and Psychology Departments. Amanda still sees clients in private practice, provides clinical supervision for BBS registrants and consults for El Dorado County CPS.
Amanda attended college on a theater scholarship. She worked in entertainment for ten years in Los Angeles before meeting her husband and relocating to the Sacramento area. Amanda loves spending time outdoors hiking with her family and her two labradors and traveling to remote corners of the world.
Tinelle Reno, M.S., PCCI – Primary Therapist
Tinelle has a Master’s Degree of Science in Counseling with a specialization in Career Counseling. Tinelle is working toward acquiring her license, and is registered as a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern with the BBS. She has worked for 3 years at a counseling center for the transgender (LGBTQIA) population and interned at Francis House and St. John’s. While working at Francis House, she was able to gain work experience with individuals of multiple cultures, ages and socioeconomic status.
Tinelle also has experience working at Placer County in the Employment Services department. She worked for a mental health outpatient clinic for over a year, counseling individuals with dual diagnosis that included: Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Poly Substance Dependence.
Tinelle is passionate about different cultures, different lifestyles, religions and new experiences. She is excited to create a safe space for her clients to open up and explore what drives their addiction. She looks forward to helping them to discover their strengths and identity in building a new life that doesn’t include a drug/alcohol using behavior.
David Burke, LAADC-CA, IS – Professional Interventionist
Hiring a professional interventionist to help perform the intervention is a great step in performing a successful intervention. David Burke works in the Sacramento area helping families identify what needs to change in order for things to get better. If a family is seeking consultation for substance abuse intervention, David knows things in the individual’s life are not going well. He reviews each family as unique entity with their own set of challenges requiring specialized intervention. The intervention is conducted with the upmost care and professionalism. David designs the intervention plan to get the individual to accept help and go directly into treatment.
You may ask – why hire a professional interventionist? When one is suffering from a self-destructive harmful addiction, they sometimes need help in realizing they are suffering from a problem. Addiction can be like having blinders on; the individual cannot see the harm they are causing in their lives and the lives around them. This is when someone with David’s intervention skills may be helpful. In the Sacramento area, David works as a professional interventionist to place individuals in the most appropriate residential or outpatient treatment facilities.
Intervention is a process. The first part of an intervention is the planning. Important people are gathered in the individual’s life such as family or close friends who do not participate in the addiction. With the help of a professional interventionist, the place of the intervention is determined. It should be a place that the individual can easily go to without suspicion. Research into a rehabilitation facility, such as those in the Sacramento area, should be done prior to any intervention. David can help find an appropriate place for them to go to for treatment after the intervention is completed. Role playing may be utilized to prepare for different scenarios. David assesses the individual and their family to determine the best action plan to put in place.
In the Sacramento area, a professional interventionist will develop a well-planned action plan which will have a much higher chance at satisfactory results. Utilizing the local resources to develop the comprehensive treatment plan for the individual and their loved ones provides a greater chance for a successful outcome.