Kari is the case manager as well as one of the two substance use disorder counselors at Siyan Clinical Research. As the case manager for Project Hope, the Medicated Assisted Treatment program within Siyan Clinical, she will be responsible for completing comprehensive needs assessments for our MAT patients, treatment planning with the prescribing provider as well as the Project Director and Clinical Director Dr. Shah, and provide one-on-one intensive case management sessions to link patients to all needed social and healthcare services. Kari’s position will help MAT patients surmount access barriers and any crises or problems they experience which impact sustained recovery
She was previously a substance use counselor in Washington State for three years where she worked with clients who had an array of different substance use disorder diagnoses. Kari has provided several different services including group, individual and family counseling; assessments and intakes; referrals to outside resources; and criminal justice system. She also has experience working with clients who are using medicated assisted treatment. Kari moved to California from Washington State in late 2018.
Kari received her undergraduate degree from Central Washington University in Public Health and a Masters in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University.