Whitney Walker, MFTI

In-Home Teen and Family Coach

 

  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) #90209, Supervised by Mona Tahsini, MFT #49806  
  • B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling Psychology
  • Client-centered and strength based approach to assessment and treatment
  • Trained in Suicide and Crisis Intervention, Harm Reduction Model

Experience: 

  • Therapist at Teen Therapy Center (formerly Los Gatos Teen Therapy) (2016-present)
  • Marriage and Family Therapist Intern assisting children, teens, and their families in transition back to the community post-crisis with Uplift Family Services (2016-present)
  • Professional Writer for monthly Reality Check publications at Los Gatos High School (January 2016 – present)
  • Case Manager at Caminar for Mental Health providing mentally ill adults with services including assessment, individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, medication management, supported housing, benefits coordination, rehabilitation, and after hours warm line support (September 2015 – July 2016)
  • Elementary school counselor through Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) assessing children, grades K-5, facilitating group and individual sessions, working with parents and teachers to collaboratively develop an effective approach to improve students experience at school and with issues at hand including behavior, attention, and socialization (August 2014-June2015)

Special Areas of Interest: 

  • Crisis management
  • Substance abuse and recovery
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Providing hope and motivation
  • Facilitating healing and growth in families