Our team of dedicated, enthusiastic, warm, and highly capable people is what makes us stand out We are committed to providing quality training and continuous professional development for each of our team members. In addition, we are constantly working together to ensure quality services are provided. Our team-based approach allows you have access to our multi-disciplinary team members to address any concerns or needs. Meet our team!
Eric graduated from Oakwood University with a Bachelor of Science in Fitness and Wellness. He has always had a passion for working with adolescents with special needs, which lead him to The Help Group, where he served as a residential counselor. His passion for teaching independent living skills and healthy living inevitably led him to joining the ADVANCE LA team where he has the opportunity to be a positive impact in people’s lives every day. Eric’s zest for life has taught him the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, something he wishes to instill in others. When he is not working he enjoys outdoor activities such as surfing, hiking, and basketball to name a few. Eric cites his value of the relationships he has with family and friends and the fact that he does not take life for granted, as being the most important things in life to him.
Hugo has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Child & Adolescent Development from California State University Northridge. He recently completed a Master of Science in Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University Long Beach. Hugo has worked with children of divergent ages, ethnic/psychosocial backgrounds, and unique needs (gifted, abuse history, developmental disabilities), in both private and public settings as a teacher, coach, tutor, and behavioral/family therapist working utilizing evidence based practices. Hugo is passionate about facilitating inner strength and hope with youth and families. Hugo enjoys hiking, basketball, music (hip hop to classic rock) and swimming
Jaclyn Ferber is a Masters of Social Work graduate from the University of Southern California. Before attending USC, Jaclyn obtained a Bachelors of Science in Human Development with an emphasis in Child Development, and a Minor in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. While studying at Davis, Jaclyn became involved with the Autism Awareness Student Group on campus, at one point holding the position of Vice President. Through this group, Jaclyn also assisted in the development of the Social Outreach Network, a group for University students with unique challenges. Ultimately, Jaclyn is a passionate advocate for the well-being of others and she has the desire to work with children, young adults, and parents to promote healthy relationships and development as individuals. Jaclyn is an avid rock climber and enjoys camping and hiking in her free time.