Channing Herrera, MFT

In-Home Teen and Family Coach

 

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #91068
  • M.A. in Counseling Marriage and Family Therapy, B.A. in Human Services 
  • Trained in Crisis Intervention, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Structural/Systems Family Therapy
  • Strength based, client centered approach in conducting assessments, treatment planning, and skill development

Experience: 

  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2015-present)
  • Mental Health Therapist for Child and Adolescent Intensive Services Program at Gardner Family Care Corp providing community based individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, case management services, coordination of services with outside agencies and other professionals to provide comprehensive treatment for clients with a variety of mental health obstacles (2014-present)
  • Mental Health Specialist for Starlight Community Services focused on high-risk youth and their families with the goal of preventing, reducing, and eliminating mental health issues that may be inhibiting functioning and family wellness (2011-2014)
  • Student Group facilitator at California State University addressing a variety of topics including grief, trauma, and relationships (2009-2010)
  • Client advocate for Community Service Program Sexual Assault Victim Unit providing counseling, crisis intervention, and the implementation of prevention strategies (2008-2009)
  • Residential counselor for Hope House rehabilitation and recovery of substance abuse services (2008)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Teaching and facilitating positive communication strategies that are family focused and culturally competent 
  • Providing a caring and supportive environment that encourages positive coping skills while working through issues related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and stress-management 
  • Addressing self-destructive behavioral patterns including suicidal ideation, addiction, and other self-harm behaviors