Associate Clinical Social Worker
Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Shaniqua is a fairly recent transplant to Los Angeles bringing her creativity, grit, and solution focused approaches after initially meeting clients where they are in the moment. She comes with 15yrs experience working in social services, and is a licensed social worker in NYC. Throughout her career, she has worked with including counseling diverse populations that fall under vast range of socioeconomic statuses. She has counseled individuals & families dealing with depression, brief interventions including crisis management in the community and medical institutions including residential. She specializes in working with teens & young adult populations, and their families. She prides herself on building strong rapport 1st with clients because of her understanding therapy can be extremely difficult for anyone struggling with mental health issues. It's important that clients feel comfortable in order to fully share and express themselves during the darkest moments of their lives. Her training and experiences include violence against women including sexual assault & domestic violence, depression, anxiety, life stressors, grief and loss, experiential therapy (psychodrama) She received her M.S.W from Adelphi University and B.A in theatre studies from State University of New York at Buffalo. Currently, she is also studying to sit for her LCSW exam.
Victoria Serratos LCSW License #79909
Training & Specialties:
Grief and Loss