Futures Recovery

Orenda Team

At Orenda, we believe that clients are more likely to benefit from treatment when they feel truly understood, comfortable, and fully trusting in their caregivers. This is why each member of Orenda’s multidisciplinary team is an experienced professional, approachable confidant, and passionate advocate for every client’s holistic wellbeing. Orenda team members are sensitized to the life experiences and needs of individuals and families for whom wealth, notoriety, and high-stress occupations may play a role in mental health disorders and problematic substance use. Each Orenda staff member is an expert in their respective fields and is unified in the goal of helping individuals and families find the joy and peace of lasting recovery and improved mental and physical health.

Orenda Leadership

Jim Soda, MA, LMHC, LPC, LAC

Professional Athlete Coordinator

Orenda Clinical

Amy Effman, LMFT, CAP

Therapist & Family Services

Michelle Mendez, LCSW, LCAS, RYT, CRM

Primary Therapist, Group Facilitator

Orenda Medical

Orenda Specialty

Betsy Michelena, LCSW, CAP

Primary Therapist (Bilingual) Group Facilitator

Orenda Support Staff