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

With over 35 years of experience as an educator, mental health professional, trainer, and presenter, Marcia brings a wealth of knowledge to deliver worldwide evidence-based trainings. Her unique blend of expertise makes complex concepts personable, relatable, and easy to understand, ensuring that participants can implement new strategies with confidence. Renowned for her engaging style and informative delivery, Marcia’s sessions are consistently in high demand, empowering individuals and organizations to thrive.

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



Grace Trousdale

Grace Trousdale

Administrative Assistant

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