Our Team

Kelly Pacheco-Gagner, APCC

Director of Utilization Review

Kelly is Montecatini’s Director of Utilization review and an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). Kelly earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior with an emphasis in human development and lifespan developmental psychology from the University of California, Irvine. During her undergrad, she researched under Dr. Greenburger in SPSS Input and Assessment Design and Implementation. Kelly is passionate about helping others and aims to provide mental and behavioral health counseling through the art of trauma informed, empathetic relationship building, information gathering, goal setting, and treatment planning. Incorporating integrative aspects of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Dialectical Behavioral, Adlerian and Existential theories and interventions. Kelly loves working with individuals across multicultural backgrounds and understanding their unique process while creating innovative ways to connect with clients enabling them to take initiative for growth and healing towards positive outcomes.

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Montecatini helped me recover from my eating disorder. Their incredible staff taught me how to love myself.

– Former Client
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