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Aimee Monterrosa, LCSW

Aimee Monterrosa is a therapist, social worker, and passionate advocate for challenging mental health stigmas in communities of color. She’s an LA native with a heart of gold who believes that the mind, body and soul are connected. She believes that in order to heal we must learn to make peace with all three by learning to love, forgive, and build resiliency while overcoming adversity. Aimee has nine years experience working in the field of mental health, domestic violence, and substance use. She currently manages a community resource center and has provided training to clinicians, counselors and other community social service agencies providing trauma-informed care. She is a graduate of the masters program at the USC School of Social Work with an undergraduate background in Psychology from CSUDH. Aimee is fluent in Spanish. Her goal is to make therapy accessible, effective, trauma-informed and person-centered. She believes that anyone can rebuild, redeem and heal themselves given the proper tools and space to reconnect to a healthy self-image, genuine self-love and a driven personal purpose. Aimee specializes in helping clients learn to heal and manage symptoms related to trauma, including domestic violence and sexual abuse. She works with clients learning to work through depression, anxiety and PTSD. She has a background in substance use recovery and planning through major life transitions such as: divorce, grief and loss and post graduate plans. In her practice, Aimee utilizes CBT, Solution Focused Therapies and Narrative Therapy in a coaching style to help clients feel empowered and engaged to rewrite the course of their life stories and give purposeful meaning to their experiences.  


 
Dr. Tiffany Saucer, ACSW, DSW

Tiffany Saucer, MSW (ASW37186) obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Riverside. She obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Azusa Pacific University. She is currently a full-time Doctoral Candidate at the University of Southern California. Tiffany has over 10 years of experience working with children, youth, and families. She is most passionate about working with children and youth in clinical setting. She is also skilled at program design for the population of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Areas of professional expertise include: clinical case management, behavioral intervention, applied behavior analysis, and program design.

Tiffany Saucer is committed to a person-centered approach, providing support to help individuals achieve their highest level of independence.


Jasmine Stafford, ASW

Jasmine Coker, MSW, ASW #81380 earned her Master of Arts, Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles in 2016. In 2014, she earned her certificate as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor from Center for the Pacific Asian Family. Jasmine has worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault at nonprofit agencies within Los Angeles County. Jasmine was also inducted as a member into Tau Eta, Phi Alpha Honor Society; an honor society for social work students dedicated to excellence in scholarship and high professional standards at the California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to working as a clinical social worker for KW Essential Services, Jasmine works as a social worker, primarily working with children and families.


Chantell Laws, ASW

Chantell Laws, MSW, ASW #80389 earned her Master of Arts, Social Work from the California State University, Los Angeles and became a certified Domestic Violence Counselor from Jenesse Center, Inc. in 2017. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Certificate in Applied Gerontology, and Certificate in Child Maltreatment and Family Violence from the California State University, Los Angeles in 2016. In 2015, Chantell received her certificate as a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Model Leader Trainer from Stanford University; and was also inducted as a member into Tau Eta, Phi Alpha Honor Society; an honor society for social work students dedicated to excellence in scholarship and high professional standards at the California State University, Los Angeles. Chantell is currently a clinical therapist for KW Essential Services, and is also a social worker working with children and families.


Chanell Taylor, ASW

Chanel Taylor is a clinical social worker and therapist (ASW#78165).  Chanel obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Biola University then received her Masters of Social Work from University of Southern California.

Chanel provides client-centered care with a mindfulness-based approach in her clinical practice. Chanel has been trained in Problem Solving Therapy, Seeking Safety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Informed Care. Chanel is passionate about working with the LGBTQ community, individuals who have experienced loss of a loved one, current and former sex workers, the aging population and people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

Chanel promotes the importance of self-love, self-awareness and self-care to support her clients in obtaining the tools they need to effectively cope and gain a healthy balance in their lives. 


Willis Cooks (LSW)
 
 

Willis Cooks, ASW (#78411) earned his Bachelors in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. Upon his introduction into social work, Willis did not want to be a therapist. He was set on working within foster care due to his experience of growing up in the foster care system. However, those plans quickly changed once he realized he could not separate his personal bias from work. He then was introduced to mental health; this is where he immediately believed he found his passion for helping people get through the challenges they believed they could never overcome.
 

Willis leads with a client-centered approach that fully allows the client to be involved in their treatment. He has been trained in trauma-informed care and has experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, and a wide range of other diagnoses. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help the client understand the power we each individually hold. Willis leads with accountability, self-care, and acceptance to guide his clients towards creating the tools needed to create the mentally stable life they have always wanted.

 

Sydney DeLone (Executive Assistant)

Sydney DeLone recently graduated from the University of California, Davis receiving 2 Bachelor of Arts degrees ,in Communications and Psychology, and minoring in African American and African Studies. She plans to go back to school to receive her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and become a licensed clinician. 

Sydney is passionate about promoting the importance of mental health especially within the Black community. While in school she did a lot of work in the Black community and plans to continue her work now that she has graduated. In addition to clinical counseling, Sydney is interested about finding alternate ways to make mental health more of a priority in people’s lives even if they do not prefer traditional counseling.

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