Casa de la Familia (CDLF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1996 by Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Ana Nogales, whose vision was to create an organization dedicated to ensuring the long-lasting mental health success of individuals who have experienced a psychological trauma. CDLF’s team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and skilled staff members provide services in the communities within the community. The majority of CDLF’s professional, caring therapists are bicultural, bilingual, and Spanish-speaking.
Our mission is to address in a compassionate, ethical and professional manner the emotional needs of children, teens, adults and the elderly who have suffered psychological trauma, anxiety, or depressive disorders resulting from human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, or other factors.
The primary focus for the services we provide is the underserved and underrepresented minority populations in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties with a special emphasis on providing bicultural and bilingual psychological treatment, education and outreach to the Latino community.
Casa de la Familia (CDLF) has provided psychotherapy and related services to trauma victims and their families in Orange County under the California Victim Compensation Board for over two decades. While CDLF services a variety of underserved communities throughout the region, we specialize in the treatment of post-traumatic, anxiety, and depressive disorders in Latino victims of trauma through the provision of bilingual/bicultural crisis intervention and long-term individual and family therapy. The three main crimes for which CDLF treats victims are domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. We work closely with city, county and state social service agencies, police departments, victim advocates, family resource centers, nonprofit agencies, and community service programs in an effort to extend our services and provide outreach to the community as effectively as possible.
As a victim serving mental health agency, the majority of treatment methods carried out in the provision of psychotherapy by our counseling staff are trauma-based. CDLF's clinical supervisors provide continual trainings, webinars and clinical supervision to our therapists to address issues related to the treatment of trauma from a trauma-informed care perspective. The information gained in the aforementioned activities is thereby implemented in the administration and provision of individual and group psychotherapy. The goals of implementing trauma-informed care in the delivery of our services are to assist victims in strengthening their own psychological capacities to deal with the multiple complex issues that they face in accessing safety, to assist them in increasing their capacity to observe their experience rather than by being immediately taken over by their feelings, and ultimately augment a greater sense of compassion in our work.
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