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• Matt Schembari, MA - Lead Admission Counselor/UM Specialist – First Responders Specialist

Matt Schembari, MA

Lead Admission Counselor/UR Specialist – First Responders Specialist

Matt joined Bayside in 2015 and has been working in the field of mental health and substance abuse for since 2009. His work has encompassed a broad expanse of ages, income levels, and cultural groups and he is excited to be bringing his experience to Bayside Marin. Matt is a certified SMART Recovery Facilitator. Matt spent two and a half years working with local resources in Marin County to help individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues achieve stability and secure affordable housing. Most recently, Matt worked as a Police Officer for the Santa Rosa Police Department, giving him a unique perspective on the mental health and substance abuse issues facing active and former first responders. Matt received his Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University, SF Bay Area in 2013 and a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Davis in 2010.

 

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