Director of Admissions
Elissa Albaba takes pride in creating a comfortable, compassionate environment for individuals and families seeking to better their lives. Elissa strives to help clients and their families navigate the transition into treatment as pleasantly and seamlessly as possible,
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 students at high school and middle school levels. 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. Elissa immediately felt a deep connection with this population. For eight years, she worked as the director of admissions in both residential and outpatient settings before coming to PCH. Elissa has now been with PCH for over three years, and she feels honored to be the first contact for many individuals, and is inspired by their desire to seek help.