Meet the Therapist
Samuel Lirones, LCSW
I believe that by combining empathy with a focus on results, I can assist my clients on a journey to greater control over behaviors, self-esteem, and life satisfaction.
Top Four Areas of Specialty:
Eye Motion Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
PTSD and Trauma Therapy
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Masters in Social Work, California State University Northridge, 2017
Bachelors in History, California State University Northridge, 2007
9 years working with children and teens with emotional disturbances and learning disabilities for Child and family Center, The Help Group, and Simi Valley Unified
5 years working in Child Welfare for Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
In addition to my professional experience, I have been privileged to be involved as a volunteer counselor/ mental health counselor with the Laurel Foundation, an organization providing programing to LGBTQ youth and HIV impacted youth for the past six years
Years of Experience Working with LGBTQ+ Youth and Adults
Years of Experience Working with Children and Teens with Emotional Disturbances
Years of Experience Working in Child and Family Welfare
Years of Experience Working with Children and Teens with Learning Disabilities
Working With Me
For nine years, I worked in educational and behavioral programs for children and adolescents with emotional disturbances, behavioral issues and learning disabilities. I became convinced that to be effective, interventions should address the whole family. I returned to school for my Master’s in social work and began developing an interest in trauma treatment and working with family structures. I began facilitating groups for survivors of sexual abuse with Yes I Can and eventually was tapped to supervise other facilitators. I began interning in Child Welfare and was hired by Los Angeles Children and Family Services as an emergency response social worker. In this role, I have been privileged to assist families in creating strength and solution focused plans to quickly address individual and family functioning. Through this work, I learned of a powerful therapy modality for addressing the roots of trauma, EMDR, and completed training and consultation to become fully qualified as an EMDRIA provider.
I believe that by combining empathy with a focus on results, I can assist my clients on a journey to greater control over behaviors, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. I pride myself in, as Irvin Yalom says, “Creating a new therapy for each client”. I look forward to collaborating with you.