Press Releases

Thankful for Our Wonderful Team of Social Workers

Having come from a low-income family and relied on the numerous helpers in the community, Misty Farber was inspired to become a licensed clinical social worker. In her 20s, her mother was in the hospital when they received support from a social worker “who helped us through things and processing when we lost her.” Today, […]

Making Your Mental Health Priority

May is mental health month in the U.S, and it’s a moment to explore the importance of your mental health. It is easy to get lost in the routine of our everyday lives; caring for loved ones, going to work/school, finishing household chores, etc. The actions of our daily lives overshadow and engulf the importance […]

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 […]

Family Preservation Program Helps Victim of Domestic Violence

In June 2021, 26-year-old Edith came to the attention of the Department of Children and Family Services due to a domestic violence incident between her and her husband. Edith shared that her husband was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident. Edith and her husband have one son, Adam, who 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 […]

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Love for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching; it will be here any minute! With Valentine’s Day coming up, having a mix of feelings is understandable. This Day is typically associated with fairy tale movies, commercials about love, and an endless stream of social media posts from people in relationships. Add in a worldwide pandemic, and it can […]