Through my 14 years of working in the social service field, I have extensive experience providing culturally sensitive direct services in residential, home, and community settings to children, youth, adults, and their families. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University in 2008, my master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California in 2014, and completed my LCSW in 2018.
My experience includes managing and overseeing a team of direct service staff, with varying education levels, while providing supervision and consultation. I exhibit strong leadership skills, sound clinical judgement, and promote a positive work environment.
I have experience collaborating and coordinating with community members consisting of a multidisciplinary team to advocate for individualized client needs. My passion is to advocate and empower the clients and communities I serve.
Hello. I am Ashley, an intern here at New Horizon Counseling center. I am currently working towards obtaining my Master of Social Work Degree and I am also bilingual. Aside from English, I speak Spanish. I have always had and still have a passion working with children, youth, and families (including marriage/couples), as well as individuals.
My passion includes working with families, couples and youth to improve their relationships with others and themselves through communicating emotions and building up their self-esteem. As well as giving them an extra resource that will assist them in any way that is needed. One of my many goals is to break the negative stigma of receiving therapy. It is perfectly fine if one wishes to attend therapy.
My personal life as well as my educational and professional background allow me to provide empathy and a culturally sensitive approach when in session. It is my priority to provide a safe environment when with my clients.
Christina is a licensed therapist who treats children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Both her personal life experience and professional background allow her to provide an empathic, client centered, and culturally sensitive approach in the therapy room. She prioritizes creating a safe and collaborative space to instill hope and support you in finding peace, healing, and growth. She specializes in treating anxiety and OCD, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. She has specialty training in evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and Gottman Method for couples therapy. She received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at the competitive San Diego State University MFT program. In her free time, Christina enjoys hiking, dancing, going to the beach, and spending quality time with her husband and dogs.
I embrace client focused/strength based theories and love the works of Brene Brown and Internal Family Systems.
She received her Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from The University of Phoenix in 2018. Veronica has extensive experience working as a parent educator, as well as working with youth and families, many of whom are involved in the juvenile justice system. She wholeheartedly believes in a trauma-informed approach and has been certified in Mindfulness Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Aggression Replacement Treatment. She has a passion for working with families, especially youth, and improving their relationships with each other through communication. Veronica specializes in abuse, family work, substance abuse, trauma, working with adolescents and children, and is also a fluent Spanish speaker.
About New Horizon Counseling Center
At New Horizon Counseling Center, our priority is our client’s mental well-being. We have licensed Therapists and Associates here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. New Horizon Counseling Center truly cares about our patients’ well-being and offers services catered to their needs.
Our therapists have provided a number of specialized therapeutic services to those dealing with challenging life experiences. Patient well-being is our number one priority, and we go above and beyond to help them through their obstacles.
Call New Horizon Counseling Center at (619) 225-9332 to get started on your new path today!