I started working at CALM in November of 2013.
I am a Lompoc Mental Health Clinician on the WIT team providing center based, community based, and intensive in-home mental health services. I am also part of our county-wide SART team as a CALM forensic interviewer.
I worked with one particular client who had a very significant trauma history. I began working with her from the time she was put in placement until almost two years later when she went to live with her “forever family.” Over those two years this client experienced many profound disappointments regarding her family of origin and prospective adoptive parents that ultimately didn’t work out. Throughout that time we met every week and worked on difficult issues. Our therapeutic relationship was the only real constant for this child. I know it was very healing for her because she had never experienced it before. I know that our relationship laid the foundation for future healing and relationship building. I was able to visit with her after she had spent some time in her new forever home and I got a glimpse of the young woman she was always meant to be- this was such a reaffirming gift to me about the work that we do at CALM!
Find as many ways as possible to support their parents and help them see the intrinsic value that each child holds and how much they need the love and support of a safe and nurturing caregiver.
The incredible dedication, passion, and expertise that CALM staff bring to their work. On every level CALM is an agency that seeks to cherish and support children and their families.