ABOUT

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, 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!

 

OUR TEAM

MEGAN DIALS

MEGAN DIALS

Administrator to the Directors

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.

THERESA RICKARD-TIBBETT, MA

THERESA RICKARD-TIBBETT, MA

Training & Outreach Coordinator

Theresa joined Lotus Educational Services in August 2020 and has worked in the field of education, training, and community outreach for nearly 20 years. She is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about prevention and early intervention in mental health and wellbeing. Theresa enjoys working with people, sharing resources in our community, and helping others reach their goals. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and practicing mindfulness.

MELISSA MORRIS, PPS

MELISSA MORRIS, PPS

ERMHS Clinician, School Counselor, Local Schools Team Mentor

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.

Melissa Shaheen, PPS

Melissa Shaheen, PPS

ERMHS Clinician, School Counselor

Melissa joined Lotus Educational Services in August 2017.  She currently provides counseling services at local schools along with virtual counseling for students all over  California. Melissa has worked with high risk youth and families in Shasta County for over 12 years in both educational and public settings. Melissa enjoys coastal camping, hunting and fishing along with spending time with her 3 dogs. She is a Disney fanatic as well as an avid  fan of the San Jose Sharks and San Francisco Giants.

 

STEPHANIE SANDERS, LCSW

STEPHANIE SANDERS, LCSW

ERMHS Clinician, Team Mentor

Stephanie is located in the San Diego area and enjoys working with children and families. She is committed to using strengths-based and trauma informed practices to empower individuals and families to achieve their goals.  When not working, Stephanie enjoys reading, crafting amigurumi, and traveling with her family.
KRISTINA NORDLIN, LMFT

KRISTINA NORDLIN, LMFT

ERMHS Clinician

 
Kristina , MA, LMFT has worked within the mental health field for over 14 years. Kristina currently works as a Mental Health Therapist for a large school district in Northern California supporting youth in social emotional learning and counseling as well as holding a position as a Lotus clinician.  Kristina enjoys working via Client-centered and CBT modalities to help her clients meet their short and long term goals and feel successful.n her off-time, Kristina enjoys day-hikes, bike rides and travel with her family as well as movies. She loves to start her day with morning walks with her Shiba Inu doggie Zara, coffee in hand.
LISA WYNER, ACSW

LISA WYNER, ACSW

ERMHS Clinician

 

Lisa is an Associate Clinical Social Worker with Lotus and lives in rural/frontier northern California. She has been an advocate for homeless and foster students in the school setting since 2015 and currently works with children, adults and families. She was drawn to social work by a passion for social justice with a focus on rural and Indigenous communities. She loves road trips, camping and reading while floating in an inner-tube on the Trinity river. 

CHRISTINA ROGERS, APCC, NCC, PPS

CHRISTINA ROGERS, APCC, NCC, PPS

ERMHS Clinician

 
Christina is a school and career counselor. She has worked with youth and their families for over 12 years.When she is not counseling, Christina spends her time studying and entertaining her family.

 

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

If you are in crisis, please contact:

Free 24/7 Crisis Support

Text HOME to 741741

www.crisistextline.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org