New County Adult Mental Health Manager

Written by Estero Bay News

May 4, 2022

Josh Peters is the County’s new Adult Mental Health Division Manager. County photo

Mental Health care is fast becoming a growing concern and SLO County has a new guy to help lead its efforts in the field.

The County Behavioral Health Department announced that Josh Peters, LMFT had become their new Adult Mental Health Division Manager. 

Peters has been with the County over 16 years, starting back in 2006, “when he joined the Behavioral Health’s Drug and Alcohol Services (DAS) as a trainee. In 2007, Josh was hired on as a Specialist within DAS Prevention programs before going on to work as a specialist within the co-occurring treatment programs. He was named as a Program Supervisor for the Prevention and Outreach Division in 2014,” the news release said.

Peters has helped develop treatment programs and train staff “to serve those facing co-occurring disorders, including transitional age youth and Veterans,” the release said. “His leadership was vital during COVID-19, as he helped to switch services to telehealth platforms, ensuring no client was left behind in their treatment during the pandemic.”

Anne Robin, County Behavioral Health Director, said, “We are very pleased and excited that Josh will be joining the Division Manager Team, supporting our Adult Mental Health Division. Josh’s training, experience, and knowledge of the county will enable us to grow and achieve new mental health initiatives. His extensive experience with leading co-occurring treatment, outreach services, and coordination with community partners will provide our department with the needed tools to serve SLO County adults experiencing serious mental illness.”

Peters said he’s grateful for the opportunity and promotion. “I look forward to supporting our department’s front line mental health staff; they do great work,” he said.

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