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Rachael Cresci (She/Her)

Professor Human Services and Addiction Studies



Doctor of Behavioral Health

Master of Social Work


I am a graduate of University of California, Berkeley in Philosophy, and a Master of Social Work from San Jose State University.  Over the last 18 years I have worked in various medical settings including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Marin County General Hospital as a psychiatric social worker.  In 2013 I completed a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. I have extensive training in the Biodyne Model, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy.  I specialize in behavioral medicine, addictions, and crisis interventions.  I have expertise in multicultural counseling, speak Spanish, and am bicultural. In addition to working in medical settings and private practice, I am a professor at Napa Valley College’s Counseling Department and a lecturer at San Jose State’s University College of Social Work.


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