Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified expert received her BA in Psychology and her MS in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas-Pan American. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and she is a certified Family Trauma Professional, Suicide Prevention Counselor and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). This expert previously worked as Supervisor II for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Here, she led and supervised a unit of caseworkers responsible for providing adult protective services to victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She provided case management supervision and interacted routinely with the Texas Department of Family Services' clients, organizations' representatives, and the public. This expert then went on to work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and as Executive Director of the Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley. She managed and lead the social services agency and provided individual and group mental health therapy and case management supervision. This expert is currently an Adjunct Professor of Social Work at two universities in Texas and she is a Psychotherapist at a women's emotional wellness center.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: TX
  • BA, Psychology & French, University of Texas-Pan American
  • MS, Clinical Social Work, University of Texas-Pan American
  • Licensed, Clinical Social Worker
  • Certified, Family Trauma Professional
  • Certified, First Aid Mental Health
  • Certified, Suicide Prevention Counselor
  • Certified, Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Member, Border Patrol Agent Family Network
  • Former, Mental Health Counselor, South Texas Behavioral Health Center
  • Former, Mental Health Counselor & Case Management Supervisor, Hope Family Health Center
  • Former, Mental Health Counselor, PILLAR
  • Former, Adult Protective Services Supervisor II, Texas Dept. of Family & Protective Services
  • Former, Executive Director & LCSW, Family Crisis Center of the Rio Grande Valley
  • Former, Executive Director & LCSW, Unidos Contra La Diabetes
  • Current, Senior Therapist, an online counseling platform
  • Current, Adjunct Professor, a regional university
  • Current, Executive Director & Psychotherapist, a women's emotional center
  • Current, Faculty Liaison, a regional university
  • Current, International Social Worker, various countries

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