Licensed Clinical Social Worker
License No. 82993
Hello, my name is Shareela Allen. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who empowers individuals, couples, and groups to overcome various obstacles and develop new strategies to develop healthy relationships, reduce maladaptive behaviors, reduce symptoms in anxiety and depression, and improve personal self-esteem. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families and the elderly community. I also have extensive experience in child welfare, juvenile dependency, family law, medical social work and mental health. Additionally, I have countless hours of experience with children and families, terminal and chronically ill children and adults and those dealing with various mental health disorders.
I completed both my Undergraduate; Criminal Justice, and Master's degree; Social Work from California State University.
I implement a mutual development approach, which emphasizes on the development of goals for therapy and a provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. Rather than utilizing one approach for all individuals, I draw from a variety of evidenced-based practices for a more concise approach for each individual and family. As a therapist, I am caring, direct, honest, and down to earth. I also like to add a hint of sense of humor to sessions with a realistic approach to therapy.
I am contracted with various insurances and accept self-pay clients as well. I look forward to meeting you as you begin this journey.