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Counseling for Youth, Adults, and Families

OFFERINGS

THERAPY

Counseling for youth, adults, and families. Sessions are weekly online, utilizing evidence-based practices and mindfulness.

WORKSHOPS

Wellbeing workshops are 1-hour or full day psychoeducational sessions on the topic of your choice.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Available for booking at conferences as a keynote speaker, panelist, host, and group or workshop facilitator.

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Areas of Specialty

I provide psychotherapy for youth, adults, and families. My specialization is children and adolescent mental health. Populations served:

  • Middle to Late Adolescents (12-17)
  • Adults (18-64)
  • LGBTQIA2S+
  • Filipino, AAPI/APIDA, and BIPOC
  • California residents only

Raised in a first-generation Filipino household, my fluency in Filipino (Tagalog) is conversational, and I have extensive experience working with first and second generation Filipino and BIPOC families with histories of child abuse (sexual, physical, emotional, and neglect).

Other Specializations Include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Peer Relationships
  • Family Dynamics
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Neurodiversity

About Eddy

Hi there! My name is Eddy M. Gana (they/them) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#103797). I am a second-generation Filipinx-American from Union City and based in Los Angeles, California. I graduated from UC Irvine with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminology, UCLAx with a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling, and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work with a Master of Social Work and an emphasis on Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

With experience in the home, school, and medical settings, I have provided 1:1 therapy, family counseling, support groups, Mental Health First Aid training, and coalition-building, as well as direct supervision for clinicians and interns as the Clinical Program Manager of Mental Health at Search to Involve Pilipino Americans (SIPA).

With the understanding that wellness is holistic and the arts are healing, I am a poet of Steady and co-director/host of Sunday Jump, the longest running Filipino-founded open mic series in Historic Filipinotown. Inspired by people’s stories, I believe in the therapeutic elements of self-expression for personal growth and greater social change.

EXPERIENCE

Clinical Program Manager of Mental Health
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

Family Counselor
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans

Medical Social Work Intern of USC
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles

Pupil Services and Attendance Intern of USC
Alexander Hamilton High School

Therapeutic Community Intern
Asian American Drug Abuse Program

Advanced Behavior Technician
Pacific Child and Family Associates

EDUCATION

Master of Social Work with an emphasis on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology & Social Behavior and Criminology, Law, & Society
University of California, Irvine

Certification in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling
UCLA Extension

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