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Nuestro personal está compuesto por una excelente calidad de personas, que abarca desde trabajadores sociales con licencia, terapeutas matrimoniales y familiares, pasantes de programas de posgrado y personal de apoyo de la oficina. Todos nuestros terapeutas hablan Español e Ingles con fluidez.

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Karla Arroyo, LCSWI - Directora/Fundadora 

Karla Arroyo nació y creció en la Ciudad de México, donde obtuvo su Licenciatura en Economía de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM). Karla se mudó a Provo, Utah en junio de 1999 y obtuvo una Maestría en Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Utah en 2006. Karla actualmente está inscrita en el programa de doctorado en la Universidad de Utah, Facultad de Trabajo Social. Karla ha pasado los últimos 10 años trabajando con la comunidad latina en el condado de Salt Lake y algunas áreas rurales dentro del estado de Utah. Su participación en la comunidad ha sido práctica clínica directa, organización comunitaria y, más recientemente, se ha centrado en desarrollar y expandir programas piloto que ofrecen asesoramiento y apoyo de pares a través de la telesalud. Su práctica clínica ha enfocado a los sobrevivientes de traumas, específicamente a víctimas de violencia doméstica, agresión sexual y trata de personas.

Sus intereses de investigación están en el área de la intersección de la violencia doméstica y el abuso de sustancias.

Karla trabaja a tiempo completo como Directora del Centro de Asesoramiento Multicultural, MCC, una agencia que brinda asesoramiento a individuos, niños, familias y parejas y que se especializa en sobrevivientes de traumas. Su práctica utiliza un marco multidimensional, teoría de sistemas y atención informada sobre traumas cuando realiza intervenciones.

Lupita Shober nació y creció en Venezuela, pero vivió la mayor parte de su vida en Utah. La principal fuente de felicidad de Lupita implica pasar tiempo con su esposo y sus tres hijos. En su tiempo libre, a Lupita le gusta pasar tiempo al aire libre, ir de excursión, andar en bicicleta y esquiar. Sin embargo, su actividad diaria es caminar. Le gusta cocinar y ser ama de casa.

En su viaje, aprendió el impacto que tienen los factores ambientales y genéticos y también aprendió enfoques que son efectivos para resolver problemas, apoyar y ayudar, teniendo en cuenta la singularidad de cada individuo.

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Berta Rodriguez, ACMHC - Terapeuta

Berta nació en la ciudad de Concepción, en el sur de Chile, donde creció y comenzó sus estudios en la Universidad de San Sebastián para luego mudarse a Santiago de Chile para terminar su Maestría en Psicología en la Universidad Bolivariana en abril de 2002, motivada principalmente seguir esta carrera, ya que su madre fue una de las primeras trabajadoras sociales universitarias en Chile, que fue su gran ejemplo de servicio.

Después de 10 años de experiencia en su país, y por razones personales y profesionales para aumentar su conocimiento, decide viajar a los Estados Unidos en 2012 con sus dos hijos y su esposo.

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Joanna Onorato, CSW - Rural Services Supervisor

Joanna creció en Alaska, pero encontró su hogar en el desierto de Utah. El 2014, se mudó a Utah para trabajar como voluntaria de Americorps VISTA. Desde entonces, Joanna ha trabajado como defensora de la comunidad, profesora de Inglés como segundo idioma, intérprete médico certificada y coordinadora del alcance comunitario para el Centro Multicultural de Moab. Estudió en Montana State University de Bozeman, Montana; Buenos Aires, Argentina y Quito, Ecuador. Tiene especializaciones en filosofía, ciencias políticas y español. Actualmente es estudiante de Maestría de Trabajo Social en Utah State University-Moab. Hace un año, Joanna tiene el honor de servir como terapeuta para ayudar y empoderar a las personas de todas las edades para que tengan una mejor vida y vivan más felices. Cuando ella no está trabajando, puedes encontrarla disfrutando de la naturaleza, practicando ciclismo de montaña, escalando rocas, snowboarding o pasando tiempo con sus perros.

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Gina Toledo, CSW - Therapist

Letter to a Hero: I met a beautiful, graceful woman at the age of three that I began to call grandma. I recall her sweet voice calling my name to come to supper or to put my coat on to go to the park. Gently she stroked my hair and cared for me. She taught me to pray and read the scriptures and constantly reminded me that my heavenly father was there to teach me and carry me on thru life. She walked me to school and helped me learn my time's tables by sitting by me and teaching me a song to help with retention because it was difficult for me to remember. The peaceful sound of her voice always kept me company in the hardest times. She became the stepping-stone in my life that kept me from being led astray. Memories pour into my heart remembering her teachings and I laugh and cry as I recall anecdotes that we shared. She was my protective factor the one that pulled me together when she was not there. When I looked in the mirror and saw the bruises and pale color on my face since then I learned that even though my present was bleak I could change my future, then I knew, I was called to serve and help others like me these are my deep ties to social work. Since then, now grown women I have kept her example close to my heart by doing what I do today as an MSW graduate and CSW I have stamped my path to help others that share similar experiences I lived. Grateful for all that I have been given and for all the mentors and supporters I have and had along the way. To do what you love and have passion for, it takes courage and dedication, to see beyond what is in front of you. Thank you to my loved ones and my guardian angel for their support on this journey.

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Tania Marambio, CSW - Therapist

Tania was born in Peru and she moved to Utah 22 years ago. Tania has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Weber State University and with a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. While Tania pursued her education her areas of focus were on mental health and women and gender studies. Tania has experience working with kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Tania has been trained in EMDR therapy modalities to help people with issues related to trauma. Tania enjoys helping people of all ages and she can adjust her therapy sessions to your convenience through online teletherapy. Tania uses therapeutic exercises and research-based practice. Tania’s innate motivation to help people is what brought her to the social work field. Tania enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

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Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

I am from Las Vegas, Nevada and I got my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies at Weber State University. I got my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. During my internship experience in graduate school, I interned at site for two years where I worked primarily with the Latin X population who were uninsured and undocumented. This is a population that I am truly passionate about because I have seen firsthand the challenges and obstacles that this population faces when it comes to mental health services. I also think that this population is underserved when it comes to the mental health field and I would love to make positive difference in this community. During my free time I enjoy being in the outdoors spending time with my 5-year-old son and family. During winter I enjoy skiing and snowboarding, and during the summer I like being at the lake and hiking. 

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Roberto Lara, CSW - Forensics Department Director/Therapist

Roberto es un intern terapeuta que actualmente realiza su RSU en la Universidad de Utah. Se graduó de Prescott College con un título en Psicología de Consejería. Antes de mudarse a Utah, Roberto pasó más de 12 años trabajando en las industrias de viajes de aventura y guía en Cusco y la cuenca del Amazonas en Perú, donde nació y creció. Más tarde, su trabajo como guía lo llevó a través de la La mayoría de América Central y del Sur, así como en el extranjero a Europa y partes de África, liderando grupos de clientes grandes y pequeños centrados en el trabajo de servicio culturalmente inmersivo.

Luego de mudarse al sur de Utah, Roberto pasó los siguientes diez años trabajando en terapia silvestre como instructor de campo, miembro del equipo de apoyo logístico, mentor y director del programa. Desarrolló múltiples excursiones nacionales e internacionales diseñadas para individuos y familias que buscan experimentar viajes de aventura combinados con un componente terapéutico fundamental. Dirigió varios viajes a través de las montañas Uinta, Moab y Nepal.

El compromiso de Roberto con el trabajo social y el proceso de ayuda son claros en sus interacciones con clientes de todos los orígenes. Su pasión es trabajar con aquellos en la comunidad de Latinx y servir como un recurso para todos aquellos que buscan apoyo. Roberto habla Inglés y Español con fluidez.

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Grizel Williams, CSW - Therapist 

Grizel was born and raised in Miami, FL by her Dominican/Cuban family. After her mother remarried, Grizel traveled and lived in various locations that had one main community--access to Nature. After completing her bachelor's in science, majoring in Biology and psychology, as well as receiving her Masters in Science and Counseling at Milligan University in 2015, Grizel briefly practiced as a therapist in TN before realizing there were a few unchecked dreams that she craved to complete. Over the last 4 years, Grizel has worked in social media marketing to amplify mental health issues in the outdoor industry, as well as destigmatize mental health illnesses in hopes that more and more people will get the resources they need to live their life without fear or shame. Her favorite activities include creating music, mountain biking, exploring the desert with her husband and 3 dogs, and dancing in the kitchen while cooking maduros. As a therapist, Grizel utilizes a Client-Centered and Trauma-informed approach, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindful-awareness methods for both Spanish and english speakers. 

Fanny Egan - Skills Counselor

Fanny loves to garden, go bike riding, and spending time with family and friends

Jeannette Villalta - Enlaces comunitario

Jeannette nació en Guatemala y vive en Salt Lake City desde hace 20 años. Ella trabaja como Coach de Bienestar Comunitario para la Fuerza de Tarea de Salud Hispana y Coordinadora del Programa de Cáncer para Alliance Community Services. Estudió administración de empresas en la ciudad de Guatemala, certificada como administradora de casos y asesora de salud por la Universidad de Utah. Certificado como Defensor de Asistencia a Víctimas por la Oficina de Víctimas del Delito. Certificado como Defensor de Agresión Sexual por la Coalición de Utah contra la Agresión Sexual. Graduado del curso de Humanidades Westminster College, Humanities in Focus Filming y Westside Leadership. Ella es un miembro activo de la Comunidad que trabaja como Trabajadora de Salud Comunitaria por más de 18 años y constantemente aprende cosas nuevas por el simple hecho de poder enseñar a las personas que la rodean y por ese esfuerzo recibió el Premio Trailblazer de los hispanos. Cámara de Comercio de Utah.

Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

Claudia González es originaria de San Luis Potosí, México. Ella ha vivido en los Estados Unidos por 29 años. Está casada con Ciro Jiménez y tiene 2 hijos guapos y talentosos, Dani 16 y José 25 años. Claudia llegó a Utah hace 20 años, llegando a Midvale City, donde sigue siendo una residente leal.

Claudia siempre tuvo el espíritu de servir a su comunidad hispana y Midvale City le brindó esa oportunidad al convertirse no solo en una voluntaria proactiva sino en una fuerte defensora de los diferentes problemas que afectaron a su comunidad.

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Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

Claudia González es originaria de San Luis Potosí, México. Ella ha vivido en los Estados Unidos por 29 años. Está casada con Ciro Jiménez y tiene 2 hijos guapos y talentosos, Dani 16 y José 25 años. Claudia llegó a Utah hace 20 años, llegando a Midvale City, donde sigue siendo una residente leal.

Claudia siempre tuvo el espíritu de servir a su comunidad hispana y Midvale City le brindó esa oportunidad al convertirse no solo en una voluntaria proactiva sino en una fuerte defensora de los diferentes problemas que afectaron a su comunidad.

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Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

Ivonne was born in salt lake city. She is half Guatemalan and half Venezuelan. She is 20 years old and has a little baby that's just a few months old. She loves to help others and go out.

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Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

Mario is bilingual in English/Spanish with strong communication skills. He is highly motivated and disciplined person. Good character, integrity, easy going. Always willing to give a helping hand and reach out to others. He loves to listen and counsel according to the assessed needs of the individual and possesses qualities to teach and share knowledge with others

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Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

Amy was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah by parents who immigrated from Guanajuato, Mexico. Amy began volunteering at a young age which sparked her interest in helping others. Amy has volunteered for Comunidades Unidas, Neighborhood House, The Children's center, and other organizations through her sorority, Kappa Delta Chi. Amy graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) with a minor in Sociology from the University of Utah in 2020. During her undergrad Amy was a mentor and a co-coordinator for Mesitzo's Arts and Activism (MAA), a team leader for TRIO's Upward Bound summer program, and a Student Navigator for TRIO's Student Support Services program. All of these experiences has led Amy where she is today, helping others by sharing her experiences. On her free time, Amy likes to listen to Bad Bunny and Bruno Mars; dance banda, cumbia and norteñas; spend time with family and friends; and eating lots of food! 

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Pricilia Rios - Family Support Specialist

Pricilia Rios was born and raised in Agua Prieta Sonora Mexico with her parents, where she studied high school and two years of computer programming. At 18 years old, she arrived loaded with dreams and goals to Salt Lake City, where she has lived since then, which she most enjoyed about her. nature is the greatness of mountains outdoor activities, music, animals, encounters with family and friends ... it was in a life training and self-improvement at the US action institute where I discovered my vocation to support my community and the human being and serving as a volunteer for casa del pueblo, community voices and community services of the alliance, working as a health promoter for the Obama care program I came to this great multicultural counseling center where I can give my experience away from life and surviving life's difficulties to motivate and support other people.

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Illiana Toledo - Behavioral Services Program Manager

As a BSW graduate, I have always had the passion to help people live healthy lifestyles and enforce the importance of mental health in diverse communities. I started my professional journey at the Multicultural Counseling Center in April 2020, as a BSW intern where I learned how to do my current role as a skills counselor. As a skills counselor, I work with families and youth to reinforce the therapy that they receive from our amazing therapist, by teaching them skills that aid in their mental health like, mindfulness, healthy copping skills, practice interventions, education on healthy lifestyle, communication skills, psychoeducation etc. In my free time, I love to spend time with my loved ones, be in nature, travel, try new food, hike, ride my bike (spring and fall) and practice yoga. 

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” - Mahatma Gandhi

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Patricia Aguayo - Skills Counselor

Patricia was born and raised in Ventura, California. At young age, she moved to Utah with her family, who is originally from a small town in Jalisco, Mexico. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Patricia quickly gained a passion in social work and helping and giving back to the Latinx community. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) at Utah Valley University in 2017. Since then, Patricia has gained experience working with young children and teenagers in a school setting through an internship at Alpine School District in Utah County. Patricia has also worked as a case manager for Wasatch Mental Health where she works with individuals who suffer from severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. She is certified as an Adult Case Manager by the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Patricia graduated with her Master of Social Work (MSW) from Boise State University in December 2020 and has begun working at MCC as a full-time therapist since then. Patricia finds pleasure in helping others, giving back to the community, and is a strong advocate for women’s rights. She enjoys music, hiking, reading, and traveling.

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Claudia Gonzalez - Gestionamiento de Casos/Trabajadora Social

Andrea was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She immigrated to San Francisco, CA at the age of five with her family. Growing up in the Bay Area she gained a love for working with children from low-income neighborhoods and volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club as well as worked in many Summer Programs in the area. Andrea then moved to Utah with her family and recently Graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Social Work and a minor in Criminology. She is now in the MSW program and hopes to finish her degree and attend law school in the future. Her goal is to help immigrant families and all other minorities receive the resources and access to mental health services they need. 

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Maria Morris - MSWI Intern

Maria Morris was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia. She moved to Utah as a teen and fell in love with the mountains. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and cross-stitching. She lives with her husband and multiple pets. Her passion for helping others and curiosity about the human brain and its workings led her to get a B.S in psychology from the University of Utah. Currently, she is in graduate school, working on her MSW. She hopes to help the Latinx population in their language and bring mental health resources to our community

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