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MISSION

To assist the culturally diverse communities in which we operate by assisting individuals with mental and emotional challenges and their families to meet their own needs, and thus improve the quality of their lives;

By providing quality mental health services, and using the most up-to-date evidence based practices, to help our clients become active and productive members of their communities; and to monitor and make use of new developments in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill.

STATEMENT

The values upon which Woodlands Counseling Center was founded were that everyone, no matter their age, race, or socioeconomic status, is entitled to the best possible mental health treatment, utilizing the most up-to-date treatment methodologies, in a culturally sensitive environment by well-trained, culturally diverse mental health professionals.

JIMENA ISAZA, M.A.

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LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR

As a therapist I believe that I am being invited into my client's life, to walk along and to help lift the suffering for a while, in order to be able to find alternative ways to that path. I will shed light, knowledge, care and support through a journey the client has come to share with me. I keep in mind the environment and cultural beliefs the client brings into therapy and have an utmost respect for it.

I specialize in cases of political and social violence such as kidnapping, and recovery in a personal and family level.

Mi rol como terapeuta es guiar al cliente en un proceso personal de cambio y crecimiento, respetando sus creencias y valores culturales. Una de mis especialidades es ayudar en el proceso de transición cultural y relaciones en familias que debido a la violencia han tenido que reubicarse en los Estados Unidos.

Me especializo en casos de violencia política y social como el secuestro, y la recuperación a nivel personal y familiar.

ANGELA CALDERON M.ED.

 

BILINGUAL EDUCATIONAL COUNSELOR

Ms. Calderon graduated with honors from the University El Bosque, in Bogota/Colombia (2004), where she obtained the title of Psychologist. She Completed 2 and ½ years of practice in Neuropsychology at the Bosque Hospital-Bogota/Colombia. She has 10 years of experience in Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology, School Psychology and Special Education. She has TEA certifications as a Generalist EC-4; Special Education EC-12, Bilingual Education & School Counselor EC-12.She obtained her masters in Counseling Education, and worked one-on-one with children with a variety of learning disabilities. She has a passion and expertise advocating for the rights and dignity of students with special needs. Ms. Calderon is known for being knowledgeable of special education laws and ARD meetings processes, in order to obtain the best IEP and related services for students with special needs. Her amazing background creating individualized programs combining neuropsychology, school counseling and especial education evokes outstanding benefits for her clients. She works in a longitudinal assessment in order to show cognitive, behavioral and emotional growth to the client, and their families. She is always looking for excellence at all levels to help people improve quality of life.

Ms. Calderon Implements Biopsychosocial and cultural philosophy to analyze and create individualized programs to stimulate and potentialize students’ cognitive, emotional, behavioral and social skills.

Her specialties include: Special Education Advocacy (IDEA Law,504 Rehabilitation Act, RTI, ARD Meetings, Community resources, Special education Programs, PPCD, IEP & related services), Parent training, Group therapy, individual therapy, Neuro-stimulation programs (attention, concentration, memory, visual-constructional functions & executive functions), Conditions: Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delay, Intellectual Disability, Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic Impairments, Autism.