Lena Allen

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About this Service

I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.

I have extensive training in trauma informed treatment, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, as well as Solution Focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Over my career, I have worked in adolescent and adult residential treatment centers, forensic settings, behavioral health and with legal and court settings.

I enjoy watching clients as they evolve through therapy as they begin to learn about themselves and begin to become more authentic and wholehearted.

Focus and Specialization Areas

  • ADHD
  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Difficulties
  • Coaching
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Coping With Life Changes
  • Depression
  • Family Conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-Related Issues
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress and Anxiety

Qualifications and Credentials

  • BA MSW LCSW
  • 20 Years of Experience

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