Elissa Albaba takes pride in creating a comfortable, compassionate environment for individuals and families seeking to better their lives. Elissa strives to make the transition into treatment as pleasant and seamless as possible. This allows patients and families to focus on moving forward and getting well.
Elissa is originally from San Diego, but moved to the East Coast for college, where she attended Fordham University in New York City. After college, she taught high school and middle school students. As a teacher, she experienced first hand the difficulties families and children face when coping with stress, divorce, bullying, and other issues that confront them during adolescence. This sparked her to pursue her Master’s degree in School Counseling at George Washington University. With her passion for school counseling and desire to help families and children cope during difficult times, she returned to California to take a position at an addiction treatment center. She immediately felt a deep connection with this population. Over the past eight years, she has worked as the director of admissions in both residential and outpatient settings. She feels honored to be the first contact for many individuals, and is inspired by their desire to seek help. Elissa is thrilled to be a part of the PCH Admissions team.