Monica Hendrix, LMFT - President/CEO
Monica is the principle owner and CEO of Gadda-Hendrix Consulting and Spark Equine. She holds an MA in Counseling for Marriage and Family Therapy, a BA in Child/Adolescent Psychology, and is currently in the process of receiving additional certification as both an Equine Gestalt Facilitator and Coach.
As a CA licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Monica has worked with children and families in the mental health field for over 20 years, serving in direct service, clinical, program development and executive management roles. As a behavioral health consultant, she specializes in both residential and community-based specialty mental health services, compliance and quality management, and supports non-profit behavioral health, child welfare, probation, and educational organizations across California with strategic planning, project management, training and leadership development, retreat facilitation, clinical program development and supervision, grant writing, policy and procedure development, and advocacy. Additionally, in partnership with the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, Monica supports ongoing policy and legislation efforts at the State-level.
Prior to launching Gadda Hendrix Consulting, Monica worked in several large non-profit behavioral health organizations, holding offices such as a Chief Program Officer, Executive Director, and Clinical Director over many different types of community- and residentially-based programs serving Bay Area Counties. Additionally, while in the Bay Area, she spent 5 years working as an Adjunct Faculty member for her Alma Mater, Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, teaching several courses in the Masters counseling program and also serving as a clinical practicum supervisor and thesis advisor for graduate students.
In 2022, after more than 2 decades working within these systems of care, Monica founded Finding Freedom and Fire Foundation in the hopes of overcoming systemic barriers and furthering individual and community health outcomes throughout the world.
Jeff Hendrix - Captain, Menlo Park Fire Protection District
Chelsea Bassett - Education Professional
Gabriela Giraudo - Healthcare Professional