Camela has several areas of specialty: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships/communication, substance abuse/dependence, multicultural issues, grief/bereavement, stress management and women’s issues. Her clientele includes children (ages 6+), adolescents, adults, couples and families, the Gay/Lesbian community, sexual abuse survivors and the Christian community.
Education and Experience
Camela earned her Master’s of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 1983. She is a fully Licensed Master Social Worker and is certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers.
She has provided inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment services for over 25 years. Camela served as a Program Coordinator for Henry Ford Health System’s Sand Castles Grief Support Program.
A Bit About Camela
Camela’s therapeutic skills include strong empathic listening, analytical skills, stress management techniques, communication skill development and problem solving skills. She describes her practice philosophy as being sensitive and client centered, with a multicultural reference point. Camela is an interactive therapist who employs a systemic approach to the here and now way of thinking.
Camela believes the impact of one’s past has an effect on their present thoughts, feelings and behaviors. She uses therapeutic approaches such as client centered therapy, insight oriented, psychoanalytic, solution focused treatment and cognitive behavioral techniques.