Fawn Gonzales, LCSW - Therapy for Individuals & Families
Biography
 
I am the embodiment of three generations of Social Workers. Like my mother and grandfather before me, I am dedicated to serving others using creative and person oriented approaches.  
 
I have served youth and adults in a variety of settings. During my  undergraduate studies at The University of Oregon I worked as a  Behavioral Support Specialist for the Department of Youth Services delivering direct mental health services to adolescents on probation and also volunteered for Courageous Kids, a grief support program utilizing art therapy.
 
After graduating with my Bachelor's of Science I was employed as a Skills Trainer  working in schools, homes and the community to support families as part of an Intensive Children's Team  known as Wraparound Services. During this time I also volunteered with Wintersrping: Center for Living with Loss and Grief providing facilitation of children and parent bereavement groups.
 
While enrolled in my graduate studies at Portland State University I worked as a Youth Care Counselor,  Child & Adolescent Treatment Specialist and Wilderness Field Instructor within traditional residential treatment settings and a  non-traditional wilderness therapy drug and alcohol program. Concurrently, I completed year long practicums providing justice involved adult males in a prison setting life and self sufficiency skills and mental health counseling and therapy groups for college students at Linfield University.
 
After earning my Master's of Social Work degree I continued to serve my community in a variety of positions. I have provided therapy services to adults and  facilitated a girls youth empowerment group within a homeless resource organization, developed program protocol and provided therapy services for after school programs as well as served as a Mental Health Specialist providing mental health services to individuals and families in a community mental health agency.
 
My appreciation of and commitment to the healing power of the therapeutic process has been furthered by my opportunity to work in a private practice capacity alongside other skilled clinicians at The Sharing Place, A Counseling Center and Orange County Mental Health Experts. I am an endorsed Parent-Child Interaction Therapist and am a Certified Infant Massage Instructor as well as trained in a multitude of "talk therapy"  modalities. I am also a Registered Yoga Instructor and provide private instruction, group classes and wellness retreats. 


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