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About Aspira Counseling
Founded in response to community needs, Aspira Counseling thrives to be innovative, creative and socially responsible.   
As a private enterprise personalized care is paramount to engage our clients and raise their trust and comfort level.  
Multiculturalism, bilingualism and acculturation are special areas we are excited to offer and work with.  Respecting client's wishes, as of February 2015 an alternative approach to 12 step groups will be offered to interested clients enrolled in drug and alcohol treatment with Aspira Counseling. In addition, an open Family and Friends group will start to support those concerned over someone's substance use or addictive behavior.
And there is more... Aspira Counseling is a new form of venture, a stakeholder entrepreneurship dedicated to include individuals, families, organizations and communities as clients.  Providing workshops for people that cannot afford individual sessions, training to non-profits and consulting for businesses/organizations.   
And still there is more... Aspira Counseling's most ambitious vision is to provide humanitarian services in the community.  From the start a trained counselor has provided the following:

Experience and education in:
  • Substance abuse intervention and treatment (Certified)
  • SMART Recovery meeting facilitation
  • Family and Friends meeting facilitation (Based on CRAFT & SMART)
  • Relapse Prevention (CENAPS)
  • Acculturation
  • Domestic Violence (Batterer' treatment program)
  • Anger Management
  • Conflict Resolution & Mediation
  • Crisis prevention and intervention
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA)
  • Parenting and co-custody/high conflict parenting
  • Restorative Justice

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    Flexible hours
    Specialized areas: Alcohol/drugs,     cultural factors, domestic violence,     anger management, mental health     issues & recovery
    Languages: Spanish, German
Support to a family at their consulate while being informed of the death of a close relative through an NGO, the Equipo Argentino de Antropologia Forense.  They identify missing bodies found on their migration route from Central America.
Regular outreach in different communities in collaboration with the General Mexican Consulate of Mexico--providing free material and brief consultations.

Psychological First Aid (PFA) for students at the University of California in Santa Barbara following a tragic shooting combined with vehicular assault and deadly stabbings.  It was a great privilege to assist the bright and caring students alongside professors of the graduate program, the Hosford Clinic and staff from the PACT program.