Marissa Rodriguez has over 13 years’ experience working with adults, adolescents, and families in the area of chemical dependency and mental health. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in addictive disorders and is currently working on two master’s degrees. She initially beganher career working as a credentialed teacher in jails and prisons, teaching substance abuse education and life skills. In 2014, she began working as an outpatient clinic director in Bakersfield, CA utilizing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in combination with counseling. After 4 years, she decided toreturn home to her community of Fresno to combat addiction. Marissa is well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Medication Assisted Treatment. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and Shih-TzuBella. Her long-term goal is to open a dog rescue in the area.
Tiffany is a native of Fresno, CA. She attended the University of California, Riverside for her undergraduate degree. She became a board member of a non-profitorganization on campus that empowered women and youth. She has experience through volunteer work at a runaway shelter for adolescents and quickly found her passion for therapy/counseling.
With a passion for wanting to help others, Tiffany earned a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Fresno. While earning experience, she has assisted children, families, individuals, and couples utilizing a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including trauma-focused), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and others. Tiffany has been heavily invested in working in substance abuse treatment and has a history of addiction within her family system. She has a passion for working with others that experience depression, anxiety, and trauma. Tiffany has a long history of working in and being around diverse populations. She strongly believes in practicing healthy self-care and assertive communication to help her maintain a lifestyle balance. She enjoys playing sports, watching horror movies and spending time with family.
Ethan Windsor was born and raised in Fresno California. He joined the Aspire team because he wanted to give back to the community, what had been given to him while in treatment. With over 3 years sober, Ethan understands addiction at the ground level. He spent 20 years battling his own addiction, and believes it is never too late to make a change in one’s life, and that recovery after addiction is possible. He is passionate about helping families reconnect and live their best life. In his spare time, he spends it with his family and furthering his education in school.