Duchess Raufman-Jefferson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in psychology and Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling. Mrs. Jefferson has been working in the mental health and social services field for over 20 years as a Counselor, Clinical Director Program Director and Executive Director; as well as, 20 years of experience in Behavioral Health Care services specializing in Joint Commission accreditation and quality assurance.
She is a certified Eye Movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) specialist and utilizes this skill to order treat victims with anxiety, trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders. Her various roles have led her to be experienced in treating clients of diverse backgrounds including adolescents, high profiled clients, chemical dependency clients, and those suffering from dual disorders. She is especially recognized for her experience in holistic clinical program development, six sigma leadership, women in executive leadership and organizational restructuring and healthcare compliance and operations.
Each member of our team has more than 25 year’ experience in their respective area of mental health, substance abuse, behavioral health, facility standards, medication management, executive coaching and human resources management.