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I have to say that I am proud to work for an organization that has a good reputation in the community. It is an organization that is committed to offering good quality services to a population that is underserved and underrepresented. The Clinic has also invested in their employees by offering trainings, yearly fun staff events and in supporting those that want to be promoted within the Clinic.-Betty Mendoza“Mente, Cuerpo, y Corazón” Program Coordinator

The LA Child Guidance Clinic has provided exceptionally good mental health services to children and their families in South LA for over 90 years. I have had the opportunity to be part of this legacy of high quality, compassionate service. I have enjoyed working with caring, competent people – the clinical staff, the support staff, administrators and an active, involved Board of Directors – who share this value of service. Also, I have enjoyed and been enriched by many individual children and youth and families who have come through our doors.-Eric Inouye, LCSWCommunity Access Coordinator

As a former child and family therapist, I enjoy being part of a team of over 200 diverse, skilled individuals who value each other and succeed in the variety of positions available in the public behavioral health system. Here, we make a difference that results in better lives for children and families whether you earned a high school diploma, higher degree, or a professional license.-Teresa Leingang, M.A., J.D.Chief Administrative Officer

Despite its long history, I appreciate that the Clinic is not afraid to innovate and try new systems and approaches in their quest to best serve the community. The Clinic understands that it always needs to improve and look forward and never rest on its laurels. Because of that ambition, I have no doubt that it will not only survive, but thrive in our ever changing landscape.-Nancy PakAssistant to the Vice President of Programs

I enjoy working at LA Child Guidance Clinic because I know the work that I do contributes to improving the lives of many children and youth in Los Angeles. As Facilities and Transportation Coordinator, I also enjoy overseeing improvement projects, meeting new vendors and contractors.-Julio EspinozaFacilities and Transportation Coordinator

I enjoy developing grants and contracts that bring more funding/services to our underserved community. I also enjoy working with staff collaboratively to improve their working conditions and improve the tools that our providers need to see more clients.-Steven M. TalaveraChief Financial Officer

It’s the Clinic’s mission that has kept me here for the past 14 years. As a therapist, it has been very rewarding knowing that we are serving some of the most at risk children/youth and making a difference in their lives. As a clinical supervisor, it has been very rewarding to be part of a team that gets to support and guide clinicians in their professional development.-Angela PerezClinical Supervisor

As a supervisor and manager, I can’t help but be impressed by the people I work with. It is such a pleasure to be able to supervise such a supportive, committed and dedicated group of people. Because I see and feel this support and dedication on a daily basis, I can reflect back my joy in the work we all do to serve a community in great need.-Rick SanedaAssistant Director of Outpatient Services

Working at LACGC has exposed me to a number of highly trained and mutually supportive staff across clinical and support positions, to develop professional colleagues within and outside the Clinic, as well as form life-long friendships. LACGC also maintains a strong orientation towards the training and professional development of its staff that has allowed me to promote my career from unlicensed therapist out of graduate school to the current Access and Wellness Services Director.-Adam W. Sternberg, Psy.D.Access and Wellness Services Director

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