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Behavioral Health Therapists

BHCS staff members provide a safe, confidential atmosphere where, together, we can consider your current situation in the context of your personal history and life experiences. You can come to see yourself, your relationships, and the world in a different way.

Patrick J. Savaiano, PsyD : Interim Director, Health Services

Patrick J. Savaiano, PsyD

Interim Director, Health Services

Dr. Patrick Savaiano has devoted his career in mental health to working with students in higher education. Originally from Chicago, IL, he completed his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. Patrick completed his Predoctoral Internship at San José State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services and his Postdoctoral Residency at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara. Prior to joining the team at Palomar College in 2019, he worked as a staff psychologist for UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services. Patrick is committed to social justice and multicultural frameworks as well as preventative services that reduce stigma and reach students who may not historically have had access to mental health services. He brings a specialty in mindfulness and self-compassion based interventions as well as a wealth of experience in crisis intervention, peer education, student mentorship, outreach and education, and consultation with college staff and faculty.

 

License: Psychologist PSY26216

psavaiano@palomar.edu
Jim Coil, EdD, LMFT : Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Jim Coil, EdD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Jim has provided counseling services for more than 25 years in the form of individual, couples, family and group therapy to families, adults, couples, adolescents, and children. Jim has served as the Director of the Wellness Center and the Director of Counseling Services and Training at Point Loma Nazarene University and teaches graduate psychology courses for the Department of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University. He has a private practice and is a frequent presenter at college campuses, conferences, seminars, churches, and community organizations.

 

 

CA License: LMFT 35598

jcoil@palomar.edu
Jean Cook, PsyD, LMFT : Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Jean Cook, PsyD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Jean joined the Behavioral Health Counseling Services staff in March 2016. A transplant from Iowa to California since 1981, she has provided counseling services to kids, teens, adults, and families for the past 40 years. Jean has worked in the private and public sector including both inpatient and outpatient programs.

 

CA License:  LMFT 18795

jcook@palomar.edu
Mariana Guzman, LMFT, LAADC : Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Mariana Guzman, LMFT, LAADC

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Mariana Guzman, MA., is a bilingual counselor providing student services in English and Spanish. She earned her B.A. in Psychology at CSUSM and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology at National University. She has worked in nonprofit for over 11 years and has experience working in school counseling settings, diversion program, court referred adult programs, and private practice. Areas of special interest include PTSD/trauma, anxiety, and substance abuse.

 

CA License:  LMFT 80015
Certification: LAADC/ICAADC LR02601116

mguzman@palomar.edu
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