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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Our treatment programs for mental health disorders and behavioral problems are devised by industry-leading experts.

The Costa Colina team is comprised of experienced therapists, psychiatrist, licensed vocational nurses, licensed mental health clinicians, registered dietitian, yoga and fitness instructors, and other health and wellness professionals, established in their respective fields, and passionate about their role in your treatment.

We strive to deliver the best quality of mental healthcare with compassion to help you relax and experience a real recovery.

Administrative Team

Allen Drozd

CEO // Administrator

Allen Drozd is a dynamic and results-oriented leader with more than 25 years of experience in mental health services, general healthcare operations and business.

A seasoned healthcare business executive, Mr. Drozd has developed and improved dozens of healthcare organizations throughout the United States, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor.

Allen Drozd

Allen Drozd

CEO // Administrator

Allen Drozd is a dynamic and results-oriented leader with more than 25 years of experience in mental health services, general healthcare operations and business.

A seasoned healthcare business executive, Mr. Drozd has developed and improved dozens of healthcare organizations throughout the United States, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor.

Clinical Team

Melissa Wright

Program Therapist

Melissa is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and recovery fields. She has worked with various treatment programs specializing in mental illness, eating disorders, and addiction. Additionally, Melissa is skilled at providing support for grief and loss, relationship, infertility, and trauma related issues. Melissa uses a solution focused approach along with sand-tray therapy, CBT, DBT, and psychodramatic exercises.

Melissa earned a B.A. in psychology from California State University Long Beach. Furthering her education, she graduated from Alliant International University (the California School of Professional Psychology) with a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy. As a therapist for Costa Colina, Melissa brings her educational, clinical, and personal recovery experiences together to guide, strengthen, and support the quality therapeutic experience that Costa Colina has to offer its clients. Melissa’s approach balances empathy and structure to help create a safe environment for clients to learn more about themselves and develop skills to cope with life’s challenges.

Malgorzata (Margaret) Orcutt

Program Therapist

Malgorzata (Margaret) Orcutt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is certified in EMDR therapy, her greatest joy is helping her clients rebuild their lives, free of the shackles of their past. She has centered her practice on treating mental illness and substance abuse. Her training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy allows her to discover and explore long suppressed physical, emotional, sexual, and other trauma. By implementing EMDR (eye movement, desensitization, and reprocessing) she strives to rectify deep seated trauma in a time frame that is compatible with the temporal limitations of residential care.

Margaret received her training as an undergraduate in psychology, followed by a master’s degree in counseling both at Cal State Fullerton.

Taylor Nash

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Taylor Nash is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Taylor received honors in nursing, and volunteered with the American Red Cross working with the United States Military. She is currently attending Fresno Pacific University, working toward a Bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration.

Taylor has over 6 years of experience working in a variety of medical settings. She discovered a passion for working with those struggling with mental illness, to help improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones. She is dedicated to assuring quality nursing care to all clients at Costa Colina.

Megan Barahona

Registered Dietitian

Megan is a Registered Dietitian (RD), with a Master's degree in Nutritional Science. After being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease as a teenager, she discovered the power and science of nutrition. Megan is passionate about helping others utilize nutrition to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Megan has over 3 years of nutrition experience in healthcare, holding various positions including: Dietary Director, Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Coach. Additionally, before becoming an RD, she spent 3 years managing an outpatient behavioral health clinic. Ultimately, Megan brings her unique experience and enthusiastic attitude to enrich the lives of her clients, body and mind.

Melissa Wright

Melissa Wright

Program Therapist

Melissa is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health and recovery fields. She has worked with various treatment programs specializing in mental illness, eating disorders, and addiction. Additionally, Melissa is skilled at providing support for grief and loss, relationship, infertility, and trauma related issues. Melissa uses a solution focused approach along with sand-tray therapy, CBT, DBT, and psychodramatic exercises.

Melissa earned a B.A. in psychology from California State University Long Beach. Furthering her education, she graduated from Alliant International University (the California School of Professional Psychology) with a M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy. As a therapist for Costa Colina, Melissa brings her educational, clinical, and personal recovery experiences together to guide, strengthen, and support the quality therapeutic experience that Costa Colina has to offer its clients. Melissa’s approach balances empathy and structure to help create a safe environment for clients to learn more about themselves and develop skills to cope with life’s challenges.

MALGORZATA (MARGARET) ORCUTT

MALGORZATA (MARGARET) ORCUTT

Program Therapist

Malgorzata (Margaret) Orcutt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is certified in EMDR therapy, her greatest joy is helping her clients rebuild their lives, free of the shackles of their past. She has centered her practice on treating mental illness and substance abuse. Her training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy allows her to discover and explore long suppressed physical, emotional, sexual, and other trauma. By implementing EMDR (eye movement, desensitization, and reprocessing) she strives to rectify deep seated trauma in a time frame that is compatible with the temporal limitations of residential care.

Margaret received her training as an undergraduate in psychology, followed by a master’s degree in counseling both at Cal State Fullerton.

Taylor Nash

Taylor Nash

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Taylor Nash is a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Taylor received honors in nursing, and volunteered with the American Red Cross working with the United States Military. She is currently attending Fresno Pacific University, working toward a Bachelor degree in Healthcare Administration.

Taylor has over 6 years of experience working in a variety of medical settings. She discovered a passion for working with those struggling with mental illness, to help improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones. She is dedicated to assuring quality nursing care to all clients at Costa Colina.

MEGAN BARAHONA

MEGAN BARAHONA

Registered Dietitian

Megan is a Registered Dietitian (RD), with a Master's degree in Nutritional Science. After being diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease as a teenager, she discovered the power and science of nutrition. Megan is passionate about helping others utilize nutrition to achieve optimal health and wellness.

Megan has over 3 years of nutrition experience in healthcare, holding various positions including: Dietary Director, Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Coach. Additionally, before becoming an RD, she spent 3 years managing an outpatient behavioral health clinic. Ultimately, Megan brings her unique experience and enthusiastic attitude to enrich the lives of her clients, body and mind.

Call (855) 912-9048 for a complimentary assessment,

and to discuss care options today!

Call (855) 912-9048 for a complimentary assessment, and to discuss care options!