Juan Cerrillo
Juan Cerrillo - Chemical Dependency Professional
Education: CDP Certification
Institution: Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon
Area of Specialty: Chemical dependency counseling, adult outpatient
Languages: English, Spanish

Juan Enrique Cerrillo has worked at Sea Mar's, Mount Vernon Behavioral Health Center since April 2007. His primarily responsibilities include providing assessments, intakes, intensive outpatient treatment groups, individual counseling, and other outpatient services.

In 2005, Juan received the Student of the Year award by the department of human services at Skagit Valley College, and received the Very Important Prevention Person Award by the Skagit Valley Prevention Council in 2008 in recognition of his work with Latino youth.

Juan was born in Mount Vernon after his parents and six older siblings migrated to Skagit County in 1975 from La Agua Negra, Jalisco, Mexico. His family worked in the agricultural fields harvesting strawberries, raspberries, cucumbers, potatoes and tulips. Juan feels fortunate that he can speak two languages, and that he has grown up knowing and appreciating two cultures.

Juan's personal experiences, and those of his friends, led to his interest in chemical dependency counseling, especially among Latinos. He understands the pain and difficulties of those who struggle with addiction issues. Having lived in the Skagit Valley for his entire life, he feels fortunate to be trained and passionate about helping others to overcome their addictions or dependencies and improve their quality of life.

Juan currently lives in Burlington, Washington, with his wife Laura, two sons, Tate and Enrique, and two daughters, Adawnya and Genesis. Juan enjoys reading, watching western movies, family road trips, and playing guitar.

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