Celebrating Fiona A. Ray, MA, LMFT – Clinical Director
Fiona Ray has never ceased to be authentic, straightforward, and honest. She carries herself with confidence and exudes an aura of calm wisdom. She heads several sober living houses and oversees our treatment programs as Visions Clinical Director and she does all of this while appearing cool as a cat. Always moving and tracking information, Fiona has her finger on the pulse at all times. She knows when to be firm, and she knows when to soften. She is able to tend to the needs of the staff and the families in such a way that you know she is there for you. Fiona is one of a kind.
Honestly, I think this is just who Fiona is: a sincerely dedicated, determined woman, desirous of creating an environment that is both healing and empowering for her clients and co-workers. She shoots straight from the hip, she doesn’t candy-coat things, and she essentially tells it how it is. These are qualities deeply respected by our population, and revered by those who work beside her. It’s refreshing to encounter someone like Fi, whose truth drives her authenticity. As a result, she has a client base that respects her deeply and a staff that is willing to stand with her on the front lines of this transformative process of recovery. We are grateful to have someone like Fiona as our Clinical Director.
The staff has some pretty amazing things to say as well. Check it out:
“Fiona, is one of the most determined, committed professionals I have had the honor to work with. There are very few individuals who are as intensely driven to do the best for each and everyone of their clients.” – John Lieberman
“I remain in total awe of Fi’s capacity to multitask – she flows so quickly from managing one area of our operations to the next, always treating everyone with the equal expectation to keep Visions humming at the highest level. The only way she could command so much respect from so many is that we all know she has the biggest heart, and is working harder than anyone.” Jesse Engdahl
“Fiona is amazing. I am grateful for being given the opportunity to work with her here at IOP. She has a fun and, at times, bubbly personality and I feel safe and comfortable approaching her with any issues that I have (personal and professional). Bottom line: The longer I work with Fiona, the more I love and admire her. She is one of the strongest women I know.” Natalie Holman
“If Fiona is around, you know the job will get done. So smart and great at what she does. I owe a lot to her: a friend, colleague and great person. I feel truly blessed to know her and work with her. A pillow doesn’t stand a chance around her!!” Nono AKA Noelle Rodriguez
And without further adieu, let’s hear what Fiona had to say when we sent her very own silly set of questions:
1. Cats or Dogs?
2. Favorite shop in Los Angeles?
3. Describe your dream car
1962 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport. 409 V8/4 Speed/4:11. Black on Black.
4. What’s your Starbucks order?
Grande Quad Sugarfree Vanilla Soy Latte.
5. Cupcakes or Smuffins?
Both, at the same time. Now.
6. If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be with?
7. Favorite poem?
Desiderata – Max Ehrmann.
8. Favorite song to belt out in traffic?
In the Evening – Led Zeppelin.
9. How do you keep your locks so shiny?
Shu Uemura – Moisture Velvet – Shampoo & Conditioner with a dash of Moroccan Oil.
10. Why do you choose to work for Visions?
I care. They care. We care. It works.