Alexa’s Success Story

Alexa is an 18-year-old Hispanic female referred to El Centro de Amistad in 2020 by Access, Department of Mental Health. She was referred due to symptoms of depression, self-harm behaviors, and a history of trauma and neglect. Alexa has since been working with MHC Tejeda and Case Manager Romero to alleviate her trauma and depression […]

Rodriguez Family Success Story

The Rodriguez family was referred to El Centro De Amistad by a School Social Worker and began treatment with therapist Navarro, Associate Social Worker, in March of 2019. The family was composed of a mother, a father, and three children. The child client was seven years old when he entered treatment under El Centro de […]

Pamela’s Success Story

Pamela is a 29-year-old Latina female who began therapy to deal with unresolved childhood issues, grief and loss, substance use, and having her three children removed from her custody due to neglect. At the onset of therapy, she presented as a highly anxious person who seemed overwhelmed with her life circumstances and responsibilities. Pamela is […]

Anna’s Therapy Journey

Anna is a 48-year-old Latina woman who sought mental health services with El Centro de Amistad in November of 2020. Anna was seeking support regarding recent marital stressors. Anna initially had some reservations about treatment due to past experiences with mental health services, which Anna felt had not been the right fit; however, she ultimately […]

Evelyn’s Success Story

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and as an agency in the San Fernando Valley, we recognize the impact we have in our communities and are aware of the effects this may have on the victim. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), “domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, […]

Family Preservation Success Story

The Lopez family was referred through the Family Preservation Program on June 28, 2019. The family unit is comprised of Mrs. Lopez, Mr. Lopez, and two young children. The DCFS case was opened due to parents engaging in domestic violence in the presence of the children. They were initially referred by their Children’s Social Worker […]