Behavioral Health Staff

Amber Molina - Director of Behavioral Health - LCSW 78811, RPT

Navajo –
Amber is the Director of Behavioral Health Services and originally joined the FAIHP team in 2015. She is from Kern County and was raised in McFarland, CA. She moved to Fresno in 2004 to further her education. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from California State University, Fresno, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University, Bakersfield. She comes to FAIHP with a wide variety of experience working with diverse communities. Amber has experience in social work, the mental health field; specifically therapy, the non-profit sector, foster care, community outreach, and clinical supervision. Amber’s treatment approach is from a Person-Centered framework, typically focusing on self-actualization and mindfulness. Amber specializes in working with children and families as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist. She is also a certified Motherhood is Sacred Facilitator and Family Spirit Health Educator. Amber’s goal is to help promote wellness within our Native community and advocate for reducing mental health stigmas. She enjoys taking trips, spending time with family and friends, gardening, and reading.

David Stroud - Outpatient Therapist - LMFT 93419

Originally from Fresno, David recently moved back after living in Los Angeles for 9 years. While there, he completed a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in LGBT treatment, from Antioch University. David has a foundation in Relational Gestalt therapy which promotes the importance of relationships through personal awareness, dialogue and eliminating social isolation through connection with others. David has also worked as a group therapist in a hospital setting, as well as worked extensively with children with developmental disabilities.
In his spare time, David enjoys hiking, spending time in nature, and meditation. He is also inspired by Eastern spirituality and yogic philosophy. David is excited to join FAIHP and is honored to be able to work with the Native American community.
“Learn to give what we have and learn to look within.” — Amma Sri Karunamayi

Alma Santiago - Outpatient Therapist, ASW 109121

Outpatient Therapist- My name is Alma Santiago, and I am a proud Indigenous Zapotec woman with ancestral roots in Oaxaca, Mexico. I was born and raised in Fresno, CA, and spent the last 10 years living in both Northern and Southern California. I attended the University of California, Davis where I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology. After spending some time working with Madera County Behavioral Health as a Case Manager, I decided to return to school and pursue my degree to become a Therapist. In 2021, I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University. Since then, I have had a wonderful experience working with diverse communities and children, youth, and adults of all ages. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe and comfortable space for each and every person, to promote wellness with a holistic approach, and to honor each person in being a part of their treatment. I am bilingual/Spanish-speaking and have experience in advocacy, trauma-informed care, crisis response, medical social work, and behavioral interventions. In my free time I enjoy reading, photography, spending time in nature, traveling near and far, and trying new foods! I am incredibly grateful to now be a part of FAIHP and honored to be able to serve the Native American community.

Paige Harris - Outpatient Therapist-ASW 111317

My name is Paige Harris and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker at the Fresno American Indian Health Project. Born and raised in Chicago Heights, Illinois, I completed my bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Trinity Christian College before moving to Southern California in 2017. I started working as a Visit Coach and Family Support Partner serving children and families in East County San Diego where I gained experience in crisis intervention parenting education, individualized support, advocacy, family dynamics, and crisis intervention. After moving to the Central Valley, I completed my master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration on Behavioral Health and Integrated Practice at California State University, Fresno. Since graduating, I have dedicated my time to serving individuals experiencing severe mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. It is my passion to empower others and destigmatize mental illness and receiving mental health treatment by providing empathy and education, especially in marginalized communities. As a therapist, I take a person-centered and emotionally focused approach, empowering the individual and honoring emotions while uncovering patterns of behaviors and developing a deeper understanding of one’s self. It is my goal as a therapist to provide a safe space where you can be heard and work on your goals. In my spare time, I enjoy building my sewing skills, spending time with my family, tending to my plants, and cooking. It is an honor to be a part of the FAIHP team and be of service to the Native American community. 

Veronica Taylor - Outpatient Therapist, ASW 112922

Outpatient Therapist- Dine Nations. Veronica (she/her/they/them) is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, identifying as Afro-Indigenous, with Diné and Creole ancestral roots. Though she was born in the San Fernando Valley, Veronica has called the Central Valley home for over 20 years. She received both her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work from CSU Fresno. Veronica has practiced in a variety of integrated behavioral health, private practice and nonprofit settings, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy with adolescents, adults and older adults. Veronica is especially attuned to challenges and experiences within LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations. Utilizing an integrated, trauma-informed, emotion-focused approach to treatment, Veronica applies a combination of CBT, DBT, ACT, somatic, and creative therapies. Veronica, who is also a musician and creative entrepreneur, emphasizes the positive impacts expressive arts and cultural engagement have upon the mind, body and spirit. In her free time, Veronica enjoys hiking, nature watching, drumming, reading, journaling, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. Veronica aims to serve the Native community by offering a supportive space to heal and grow in ways fostering holistic wellness, self-expression, social connection, and a deep sense of belonging.

Belinda D. DE Shay, PMHNP-BC

Belinda is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing in 2011.  Belinda also holds degrees in Psychology and Advanced Studies of Human Behavior. Belinda is associated with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the Forensic Mental Health Association of California. Belinda has spent most of her career in Mental Health in the Southern California area where she has served in many different capacities. Belinda has experience working as a school Nurse in the Pasadena and Los Angeles Unified School Districts along with her latest roles of working in the Correctional system as a Mental Health Counselor and Nurse Practitioner. Ms Belinda provides psychotropic medication management service for adults 18-65.

Dee Rose - CalAIM Program Manager

I am Dee Rose, and I’m excited to announce my role as the new CalAIM Program Manager at FAIHP. I join the team with a strong sense of enthusiasm and eagerness to contribute to our shared success. With 15 years of experience in Psychiatric Nursing and Mental/Behavioral Health across diverse settings such as the department of corrections, state hospitals, county, and community settings, I am eager to bring my expertise as a CalAIM leader to FAIHP. I am enthusiastic about collaborating with the team to deliver comprehensive wraparound services to our native community and individuals in need of assistance.In my free time, I enjoy unwinding at the beach and listening to the soothing waves, indulging in reading, engaging in diamond art projects, and immersing myself in documentaries. I’m also passionate about discussing music and food, so feel free to strike up a conversation on those topics anytime! I eagerly anticipate building connections with each of you and fostering close collaboration as we strive towards our common objectives. Whether you prefer dropping by my office, sending an email, or connecting via chat, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any inquiries or if there’s anything you’d like to discuss.