Ednita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master of Social Work degree from the California State University in Long Beach.
Ednita provides psychotherapy services for children, adults and adolescents who want to improve their coping and functioning. She is bi-lingual Spanish speaking and has a personal understanding of the Latinx community. Ednita immigrated to the United States at the age of 12 and grew up in a monolingual Spanish-speaking family.
Ednita is passionate about providing a safe space for clients to be supported and validated. She knows that looking for and asking for help can be difficult, intimidating and even frightening, so she prioritizes providing a space that is safe for processing and growth. Her work with clients is centered in a collaborative approach that allows for the therapeutic relationship to help clients attain their goals. Ednita understands that there are events that occur, transitions that take place and relationships that exist in our lives that impact how we function and show up. She is invested in strong therapeutic relationships with her clients that allow for the development of trust, safety, and transformation Ednita understands that each person has a different place in their journey and she works at their pace.
Ednita is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has worked in the mental health field for 10 years and has experience facilitating psycho-educational groups for parents, children and adolescents, experience working with children, youth and adults impacted by the foster care system, experience working with college students, and experience working in psychiatric hospitals, in crisis intervention settings, in juvenile corrections, and in crisis home shelters.
Ednita believes that staying informed and continuous learning is critical to be a good advocate and to be a good support to her community. Ednita ensures that she is up to date on pertinent issues, on relevant resources and on community actions. Ednita works to empower people to reach their full potential by connecting them to the appropriate support systems. She believes that every person has higher probability of success in making changes when their support system is strengthened.
Outside of her professional role, Ednita enjoys to workout by cross-training, participating in yoga, and going on early morning walks at the beach or in the mountains. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies and cooking. Ednita especially enjoys trying different foods with friends and drinking a good cup of café.
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Ednita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCS 98962, in the State of California. Contact Ednita: Via email at [email protected] – Via telephone at 714.869.1142