Mike Derose | Aspiranet Foster Care Adoption Mental Health California

Mike Derose

Behavioral Health Division Director

Mike earned a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from National University, a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific, and has over 10 years of experience in private practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in addition to over 16 years of experience in the private non-profit sector. Mike was attracted to Aspiranet by its innovative programs and services and the depth of staff commitment to the families served, and he enjoys working with like-minded colleagues who are living out the organization’s core values.

Since joining Aspiranet in 2007, he has worked in a variety of roles in each of the Aspiranet Core Divisions, including serving as a support counselor and social worker for intensive treatment foster youth and transitional aged youth programs, working as a staff trainer in a residential treatment facility, working as a clinician and operating intensive home-based service programs, running a family resource center, and managing various children’s specialty mental health programs.

“It’s great to be part of something larger than yourself. Aspiranet stands up for social justice and supports strategies and innovations that achieve successful and meaningful outcomes. We work every day to instill hope and courage in our children and families who are dealing with loss, trauma, grief, and struggles that are difficult to cope with alone. Our outcomes and positive client feedback speak volumes about the work we do and that others can also be part of.”

Provide a child with the love and support to thrive

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