Our Staff

Meet Our Program Director, Patti DeGuzman LCSW

pattiPatti has held clinical and leadership positions in residential care, hospital care and school settings for over 20 years. She began her career working with emotionally disturbed adolescents and for the last few years has been working with adult clients challenged with mental illness. Patti strongly believes that the success of a residential program lies in an integrated approach relying on the members of the treatment team working with the client, with family support.

Patti completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Michigan State University and has been licensed in the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1995. She maintains a private practice in San Diego.

Meet Our Psychiatrist: Jaga Nath Glassman M.D.

glassDr. Glassman’s unique training, experience, and commitment to patients makes him an especially valued psychiatrist for the Changing Option’s program. With advanced training and experience in family and systems theory, psychoanalysis,  psychopharmacology, and research,  he brings a comprehensive and individualized biopsychosocial perspective to each patient, and to the treatment milieu.

Dr. Glassman is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, medical school. He  went to Brown University for his residency in Psychiatry, then to the University of California San Diego, which included a fellowship in psychopharmacology research.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the UCSD School of Medicine, and is a faculty member at the San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute, and the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles.

Meet Our Psychologist: Kenneth Searcy  PhD

searcyDr. Kenneth Searcy is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has provided a range of psychotherapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families through his private practice and at various treatment facilities in the Ramona and San Diego areas since 1988.

Following studies at Purdue University and the New School for Social Research in New York City, Dr. Searcy received his doctorate degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, where he maintained a practice for 8 years before moving to California.

Operations Manager: Megan Hemphill

 Contact us at: (760) 789-7299 | 500 Third Street, Ramona, CA 92065