Meet Angie Eilers

angie-200x300Angie Eilers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW29342).

A native of Oregon, she received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon in 2003 and received her Masters of Social Work from California State University, Northridge in 2008. Angie’s mental health career began at UCLA Medical Center where she worked with children and families as a Medical Social worker. Her exposure to community based mental health during her first year graduate internship drew her to the unique challenges and needs of the communities in South Central Los Angeles. She transitioned to community based mental health conducting field-based services for children and families as a Clinical Therapist.

During these years she gained extensive trauma-informed treatment modalities working in both homes and school settings. She is a certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapist with experience in the treatment of adolescents with trauma and substance abuse. Angie is also a specialist conducting mental health assessments for children and families within the foster care system.

After obtaining her license in 2013, she became a Clinical Supervisor for Green Dot Public Schools. There she provided direct oversight of mental health services provided by post-graduate MSW interns at both the elementary and high school levels including individual and group counseling for students. As the mental health lead on multiple campuses, she conducted school wide crisis management, threat assessments and crisis interventions. Angie developed an expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD, bullying/cyber-bullying, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, substance use, transitional life issues, LGBTQ related concerns, relational issues with others, and impairments to academic achievement. At one of her assigned schools, she worked exclusively with high schools students with IEPs.

Angie completed two years of post-graduate training in Gestalt Therapy at the Pacific Gestalt Institute. Her approach to treatment is a collaborative and strength based approach that draws upon Gestalt theory and techniques. She aims to create a warm, non-shaming environment that helps to provoke growth, insight, and awareness of oneself and work together to achieve desired goals. She is also a LCSW Licensing Coach through the Therapist Development Center and has been a guest lecturer at California State Northridge. Angie is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the Clinical Social Work Association.