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Intake $200 | Individual and Family Session $150
Alyssa Najera is both our Chief Executive Officer and mental health provider. She has provided a combination of clinical counseling and case management services to children, adolescents and adults through school based counseling services (k-12), in the private practice setting, and in the County Child Welfare System. 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 oversees not only our mental health programs but also our marketing, training, contracting and media department. She is committed to the communities we serve and is always looking for opporutniies to increase mental health awareness and deliver mental health services and training.
Types of Treatment
Alyssa provides individual and family counseling services. She incorporates a combination of treatments and interventions including, but not limited to the following:
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. She occupied the role of Child Forensic Interviewer, working with a team of professionals to create a safe space to conduct forensic interviews with children alleging sexual abuse.
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 both in the Tuolumne County and Stanislaus County areas. Alyssa has experience in school-based counseling services providing brief, individual/family counseling (3-6 months) and case management to students receiving Special Education services.
Alyssa also obtained clinical training at the Office of Claudia Forster, LMFT in Sonora, California providing counseling services to children, adults, teens and families. Under clinical supervision, Alyssa had the privilege of helping children process emotional and sexual trauma, as well as support both the child and their families in navigating the emotions and events that follow a child’s disclosure. She has experience in both voluntary and mandated services treating anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, grief, and depression.
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.
Alyssa is a co-host on the new Therapists Unucut podcast, a podcast for grown ups.
"The Therapists Uncut Podcast is here to help you feel enlightened, validated, and inspired as we share our uncensored thoughts about real life and make mental health relatable. Join off-the clock therapists who happen to be friends for good laughs, guest interviews, casual and, at times, difficult conversations. Tune in every Monday with Alyssa Najera, LCSW, Nikki Young, LMFT and Jolene Daly, LMFT."
Training and Education
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #86618
EMDR Trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
Certified Child 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