Our intention is to save families the stress and financial burden of frequent hospitalizations as well as to mitigate the cost to community resources overburdened by frequent readmissions and to support the family system as they learn to manage chronic mental illness. 

Our intention is to engender insight into recovery, symptomology, family system, triggers, behaviors, and other factors contributing to dependence on institutional services.

We will provide care to any participants who are interested in learning how to manage chronic mental illness.

We partner with hospitals to work toward prevention of chronic hospitalizations and dependence on social services. We partner with universities to provide therapeutic services to chronically mentally ill students. We partner with rehabilitation centers to assist their clients to transition back to everyday life and with community mental health centers to assist and support clients in between appointments.

We help in developing insight into the treatment and long-term care of mental illness, as well as assist in processing emotions related to chronic illness. We also offer monitoring of prolonged mental health services as well as follow up of psychiatric and medical services.

We provide services to those affected by severe DSM diagnoses, who struggle with functions of daily living due to their mental health challenges, as well as their family members. We do also offer services to those affected by less severe diagnoses.

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Our Amazing Team 

Lacey Jimenez Ryan, LMFT 

Therapist and Founder/President of the Board 

Lacey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a diverse portfolio of mental health positions. Lacey earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from California Lutheran University and a graduate degree from Phillips Graduate University. She has worked in private treatment, in a private practice setting, on a mental health team for a school district, as well as for Department of Mental Health contracted facilities. Lacey has worked with a wide range of age groups and diagnoses. She is passionate about working with families and individuals who are struggling with mental health diagnoses to assist them in finding systemic and individual resilience.

Karyn Adelstein, LMFT 

Therapist and Vice President of the Board 

Karyn Adelstein is a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works in private practice. In her previous career, Karyn spent 20+ years in the media entertainment business in Music and Television, advertising sales, marketing and production before deciding to change careers and pursue her passion for mental health, fulfilling her drive to help people heal, grow and thrive. Most recently, Karyn has been working with children, teens, adults and families who have experienced trauma. Her work is focused on facilitating healing, communication and connection, fostering resilience and hope. 

Elizabeth Bailey RN, LMFT

Registered Nurse, LMFT, Founding Board Member

Elizabeth Bailey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Nurse, board certified in Psych/Mental Health. She worked at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital for ten years before becoming licensed as a therapist. Currently, she is in private practice offering therapy via telehealth to clients in California. She works with a full range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety, and communication skills as well as chronic mental and medical conditions. She is especially interested in working with clients, friends and family to help cope with a diagnosis. Elizabeth has co-written several published articles, most recently The Application of the Polyvagal Theory to High Conflict Co-parenting Cases for the AFCC Family Court Review of April 2020. She also co-authored the book Safe Kids, Smart Parents, published by Simon and Schuster.

Tim Ryan, DACM, QME

Founding Board Member 

A graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Tim holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is both nationally and California state licensed in Acupuncture and Herbology. Having studied in both China and the United States, he brings a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and his specialties include pain management, sports injuries, digestive disorders and stress related syndromes.

Theresa Monago

Founding Board Member 

Theresa is an experienced Account Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the entertainment industry. Theresa is a strong sales professional skilled in- Account Management, Sales, Relationship building, Start-ups, and Marketing with Fortune 500 brands. More importantly, Theresa is a single mom raising four daughters on her own with an open heart, humility, patience, love with a “we will figure it out” approach. Theresa is also an advocate for mental health education and awareness which makes her a great asset to the foundation.


355 N. Lantana #573
Camarillo, CA, 93010, US

About us

Jimenez Legacy Foundation
DBA Insight Foundation For Family Resilience, a 501(C)(3) Non-Profit organization incorporated in 2020.

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