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CEO & Licensed Clinical Social Worker
$200 per 50 Min. Session
*Alyssa is not accepting clients at this time
Alyssa Najera is Chief Executive Officer of Small Town Counseling and Alyssa Najera Training and Consulting, a company dedicated to providing professional organizations with clinically informed training and services that support mental wellness at work.
Alyssa has provided support services and facilitated in-person and virtual speaking events to organizations of all sizes. She has worked with leaders in Human Services, Foster Kinship and Care, school districts, and non-profits to develop and deliver clinically-informed training and education to both U.S. and international audiences.
Through her personal and professional experiences, she has developed a passion for helping children heal from trauma and anxiety, and supporting professionals and organizations in high-stress work environments. Alyssa is committed to the communities we serve and creates opportunities to increase mental health awareness.
Property Management Bootstrappers Show
In this episode with Alyssa Najera, who is a therapist and entrepreneur herself, we uncover the most common reasons entrepreneurs seek help, what therapy is like and how making small changes in your life can improve your business and your life. Jeremy and Gwenn both open up about their struggles and how therapy has helped them overcome hurdles in their businesses.
Watch the full episode here!
Therapists Uncut Podcast
Alyssa Najera and Nikki Young co-host the Therapists Uncut Podcast (Apple Podcasts, Youtube, Stitcher, and Libsyn ), a video podcast for grownups that makes mental health relatable and a part of your everyday conversation. SUBSCRIBE to the Therapists Uncut Podcast for casual conversation, guest interviews, inspirational stories and real talk with friends who happen to be therapists.
Oakdale Leader News
"COVID-19 Consequence: Teen Anxiety on the Rise"
Patterson Irrigator News
"Invest In Me Holds 6th Annual Youth Empowerment Conference"
Neile Vento, Patterson Irrigator. March 18, 2021. Read full article.
On February 26th, Alyssa Najera facilitated one of two workshops titled Myths, Mindset, and Permission to Feel: The Truth About Emotions and How to Deal at the 6th annual youth-led “Invest In Me Youth Empowerment Conference”. The event also featured U.S. Representative Josh Harder, Stanislaus County Supervisor Channce Condit, Patterson City Council Member Shivaugn Alves, and more.
Recognition And New Support For Crime Victims
Torrie James, myMotherlode. April 09, 2015. Read full article.
In 2015, in her previous role as Child Welfare Services Social Worker and Certified Child Forensic Interviewer, Alyssa Najera among other community members, were recognized by Tuolumne County District Attorney's office for delivering excellent care and services to Victims of Crime.
Child Welfare Services
Alyssa Najera, LCSW spent several years working with children and families in the Child Welfare System as both a social worker and supervisor. She is familiar with the challenges and demands that can come with a high-stress job including high accountability, ongoing exposure to difficult situations, and risk for burnout.
As a Child Welfare social worker, Alyssa worked with Behavioral Health Services, Medical Professionals, and Community Providers to provide case management services to families exposed to trauma. Alyssa was also a member of a multidisciplinary team including the District Attorney’s Office, Law Enforcement and Child Welfare Services.
Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interviewer
Alyssa occupied the role of Child Forensic Interviewer in Tuolumne County between 2012 and 2016. Alyssa collaborated with law enforcement, Child Welfare Services, and the District Attorney's office to complete sexual abuse forensic interviews with children and teens.
Follow the below link to read more on Alyssa’s active involvement in working with victims of child sexual abuse.
Alyssa has provided counseling services to adults, children and families in the Tuolumne, Calaveras, and Stanislaus County areas. Alyssa has experience in school-based counseling services providing brief, individual/family counseling and case management to students receiving Special Education services.
Alyssa also obtained clinical training at the Office of EMDRIA Certified EMDR Consultant and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Claudia Forster in Sonora, California providing counseling services to children, adults, teens and families. Under clinical supervision, Alyssa had the privilege of helping children and teens process emotional and sexual trauma, as well as support families in navigating the emotions, court proceedings, and events that follow a child’s disclosure of sexual abuse. Alyssa has experience in treating anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and work related issues.
Alyssa Najera, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist with personal and professional roots stemming from living and working in small town, rural areas. She values the power of relationships, collaboration and, most of all, community. Through her personal and professional experiences, Alyssa developed a passion for helping children heal from trauma and supporting adults in high-stress work environments.
Alyssa also provides education services to graduate level practicum students seeking their Masters in Social Worker (MSW) degree. She values and has a strong appreciation for the process of education, active reflection, growth, and creative problem-solving.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #86618
EMDR Trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Certified Child Sexual Abuse Forensic Interviewer | 2012-2016
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) | 2018
California Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) | 2015
CA State University, Stanislaus
Master of Social Worker (MSW) | 2012
B.A. Sociology | 2010
B.S. Business Administration | 2010