Support & Services in San Mateo County
About the Program
We offer bilingual, culturally-relevant mental health and education support, filling unmet needs in the Ravenswood community. The highly-effective, needs-based service model provides on-the-ground bilingual parent education and consultations, teacher professional development, clinical evaluation for learning and mental health concerns, and individual and family therapy.
With strong support from a committed group of mission-minded donors, CHC launched the Ravenswood initiative in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park in 2014 to remove barriers to success for under-resourced youth and families, regardless of learning style, cost, language or location.
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Meet the Ravenswood Team
Ramsey Khasho, PsyD
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Khasho is CHC’s Chief Clinical Officer and Director of Clinical Services for Sand Hill School. Dr. Khasho has over 20 years experience evaluating and treating children, teens and families. He specializes in pediatric anxiety and depression, ADHD, autism, forensic assessment and family therapy. Dr. Khasho explains, “Our specialists work together to bring all their knowledge and points of view to the table to discover what’s really going on with each child. Our highly-trained expert staff includes licensed psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, educational specialists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists–all right here and ready to help.”
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Rob Wagner, DSW, LCSW
Clinical Director and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Dr. Wagner is a Clinical Director and licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience working with youth, young adults and families in school, hospital and therapeutic settings. He received his Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Clinical Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Wagner integrates practices from Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in his work. He has extensive experience supporting youth and families through challenges with school, career and emerging adulthood, and believes each client and their family brings a unique perspective that deserves a thoughtful, collaborative and tailored approach designed to help meet their goals.
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Zahra Murtaza, PhD
Ravenswood Program Manager and Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Murtaza is a Staff Psychologist who is passionate about working with diverse children, adolescents and families through a framework of evidence-based practice and cultural humility. She entered the field of psychology with a desire to reduce mental health disparities and promote resilience in every client and family with whom she works. Throughout her graduate training, Dr. Murtaza has helped people with a range of presenting problems, including anxiety, depression, self-harm/suicidality, ADHD, behavioral challenges, trauma and adjustment difficulties. In her spare time, Dr. Murtaza enjoys hiking, traveling, learning to cook new recipes, and spending quality time with her family, friends and cat.
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Divier Wallace, MA, NCPT, MFTI
Mental Health Services COordinator
Divier has been providing mental health and social services for the past 17 years to underserved children, adolescents and families. Prior to working at CHC, he held different roles as a Case Manager, Mental Health and Disabilities Director, Psychiatric Technician and Crisis Clinician for various agencies and psychiatric hospitals throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. On the international level Divier has volunteered with multiple organizations providing crisis support services to youth and families in various countries in Central and South America. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and friends, reading and exercising.
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Danna Torres, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Danna is a bilingual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Her work has primarily focused on supporting children, teens, and parents through individual therapy, family therapy, and parent education. Danna has experience providing therapy to those needing additional support or skills in the areas of executive functioning, behavior management, emotion regulation, and learning coping strategies. Having worked in various school settings, Danna is familiar with school supports such as IEPs and 504s. She also works to foster collaborative relationships with schools and outside providers to better inform care for the client. Danna’s therapy style is geared toward improving interpersonal and family dynamics by addressing challenges with communication, conflict resolution, emotion regulation related to trauma, depression, anxiety and neurodevelopmental diagnoses.
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Cynthia Martinez, MA
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Cynthia is a first generation Latinx in the mental health field. She sees in the Latinx culture that there are difficulties with depression, anxiety and asking for emotional support when needed. However, she sees that anyone has the right to ask for help and express vulnerability to address concerns and other stressors without worry of judgement.
Cynthia graduated at Palo Alto University with a Masters degree in Counseling and with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. With experience working as a school-based counselor especially through the pandemic, Cynthia grew understanding in how to support children and adolescents and how to help parents and families improve in positive relationships.
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CHC Ravenswood Partners
We partner with these community organizations to lift social, emotional and developmental barriers to learning and life success.
I recently provided services to a young single mother with three kids. After mom became quite ill with COVID and lost her job, she and her kids became homeless.
One of our Ravenswood Wellness Partners referred the family to me. I was able to provide mental health services and connect them to resources like food, clothing, medication and temporary housing. Mom was able to get well and find a job and, with CHC and community support, the family was able to move back to East Palo Alto. This was the community they had called home, and now they have a chance at a new beginning.
— Ravenswood clinician
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