We have an amazing team of professionals dedicated to helping communities thrive by supporting youth and adults as they travel on their wellness journey!

Our History

Lotus was founded in 2013 with the belief that connecting the worlds of education and mental health would benefit EVERYONE in a community.  We began by focusing on getting mental health resources, support and services to students and educators in Shasta County. Within three years we had expanded into all of Northern California.  Now we are able to provide our trainings and other services throughout the United States. Next we will become a global force and increase mental health literacy all over the world which will result in reducing stigma & discrimination, increase help-seeking and not only improve lives, but also save lives. 

Our Mission & Vision

MISSION:  To educate, equip & empower ANYONE who wants to learn more about Mental Health, Behavioral Health, Addiction & Suicide Prevention. 

VISION: We envision empowering entire communities to attain optimal health & well-being by giving each individual what they need to become the best version of themselves.

We strive to  Make Meaningful Connections with our clients, training participants, students & community members.  We connect them to mental health resources, trainings, support and services while helping to strengthen healthy neural connections within their brains. 

Marcia Ramstrom

Founder and Director

 Marcia has over 35 years of experience as an educator, counselor and trainer.  Her passion is providing prevention and early intervention services, programs and trainings to youth and those who work with youth.  She loves balancing her work-week with time spent working directly with the students, and time also supporting parents, guardians, educators and community members. 

In her spare time you will find her somewhere outside, either in her RV traveling, in the hills hiking or in the water playing!





Administrative Assistant

Megan has 18 years of experience in the medical field, including patient access, medical insurance, billing, claims correspondence, clinic registration and A/R supervision. Megan worked at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for 9 years before becoming the Administrative Assistant to the Directors at Lotus Educational Services in March 2018.Megan and her husband enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking and being outdoors.



School Counselor

Melissa joined Lotus Educational Services, Inc. in November 2017 and provides virtual counseling along with services and support as the local School Counseling Director. Melissa has worked with children and families in the educational setting for over 20 years. Melissa finds immense joy exploring the Pacific Northwest with her family beachcombing, kayaking, and attending concerts or recharging by creating art.

Just like the lotus, we too have the ability to rise from the mud,
bloom out of the darkness, and radiate into the world.

If you are in crisis, please contact:

Free 24/7 Crisis Support

Text HOME to 741741


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)