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We are a small town counseling practice located in Oakdale and Sonora, CA, serving Stanislaus County, Tuolumne County and surrounding areas. Our practice embraces the culture of small town communities and values the importance of relationship building, hospitality, collaboration, and community. These values are deeply rooted within the culture of our office and service to our clients, as we are committed to providing quality, confidential services.
2021 Free Live Webinar Series
Join us every month for Free Live Webinars on mental health related topics for caregivers including
- Child and Teen Anxiety
- Child and Teen Depression
- Supporting the Emotional Health of LGBTQIA+ Youth
- Communicating with your Adolescent
- Trauma-Informed Parenting and more
Select webinars are provided in partnership with the Columbia College FKCE Program and developed for Resource Family Approval (RFA) parents and applicants. However, webinars are open for all caregivers, educators, and other participants to attend.
Patterson Irrigator News "Invest In Me Holds 6th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference"
- Alyssa Najera, CEO of Small Town Counseling hosts one of two workshops on teen mental health at Invest In Me Youth Empowerment Conference. Click here to watch the full conference, including Alyssa's presentation "Myths, Mindset, and Permission to Feel; The Truth About Emotions and How to Deal" beginning at timestamp 1:12:20.
Oakdale Leader "COVID-19 Consequence: Teen Anxiety on the Rise"
- Interview with Kim Van Meter with the Oakdale Leader on the emotional impact of COVID and Distance Learning on children and teens.
Therapists Uncut Podcast An informative, self-help podcast for grown ups hosted by Alyssa Najera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Nikki Young, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Making mental health relatable through casual conversation, inspirational stories, guest interviews, and real talk with friends who happen to be therapists. *Mature Audience only due to sensitive content and strong language.
Life isn’t always easy, and sometimes the challenge with being strong is that nobody knows when you are hurt. It’s not uncommon to feel hesitant or unsure about seeking support for personal matters but feel confident that you are taking a positive step towards being a better you. Even the strongest people amongst us can use a bit of help to navigate through some of life’s more challenging or even everyday struggles. Whatever your struggle may be, know there is hope. Start working toward a better tomorrow, today.
"Supporting professionals in high stress work environments and helping children heal from trauma."
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About Alyssa Najera, LCSW, Chief Executive Officer
Small Town Counseling is privately owned by Alyssa Najera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #86618). Alyssa is a licensed mental health professional, organization trainer and consultant, Child Welfare Services (CWS) Social Worker and Supervisor Alumni, and CEO of Alyssa Najera Training and Consulting, a company dedicated to providing professional organizations with clinically-informed training and support services. With personal roots in Escalon, CA and professional roots in Stanislaus and Tuolumne County, Alyssa has a deep love and appreciation for small towns, values the power of community, and is committed to providing quality services that meet the mental health needs of our community.
Alyssa is also a co-host on the new Therapists Uncut Podcast, an informative, self help podcast for grown-ups hosted by off-the-clock therapists making mental health relatable. Join the podcast for good laughs, guest interviews, casual and, at times, difficult conversations. Tune in every 1st and 3rd Monday on Apple Podcasts (iTunes) iHeartRadio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, or watch every video episode on Youtube or IGTV.