My Approach to Helping
I have more than 29 years of experience working in child welfare and the mental health field. I am a licensed clinical social worker (licensed in California and Utah). I have worked both administratively and on the frontline, providing clinical consultation and therapy in numerous mental health programs and settings. I have also developed policies and protocols for behavioral health in community health centers, dialysis centers, hospitals, and youth residential care centers. I have worked in emergency departments and in various hospital units, providing crisis intervention as well as therapy and discharge planning services. Additionally, I have worked in urban, rural, and frontier settings, developing service arrays to meet the needs of patient populations. I believe learning about the individual and the context in which that person is experiencing life is critical to finding out what will help the individual.