Patricia DeJesus, LCSW- R DSW
Patricia DeJesus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Doctorate Degree in Social Work from Capella University and obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work from Fordham University and her Bachelors of Social Work from Wichita State University. Patricia has over twenty years of clinical experience. She has worked for Office for Children & Family Services, various Child Welfare Agencies, Behavioral Health, and Voluntary agencies. She provided direct oversight of the clinical department at each job. Patricia is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She has received Play Therapy training, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing training. Patricia is a member of the National Association of Social Work, Council of Social Work Education, and Association of Social Work Boards. Patricia is a Chaplin in the Orange County area serving in the capacity of a clinician. She is a member of the Hope Not Handcuffs program that provides volunteer clinical services to substance abuse patients with dual diagnoses. Patricia is also certified/trained in completing:
Fire assessments using the Firesetting Risk Assessment Tool for Youth (FRAT-Y).
Writing Trauma Assessment Sexual Assault Assessment
Administering PHQ-9, GAD-7 Prison Rape Elimination Assessment
Expressive Art Therapy Psychosocial Assessments
Mental Health First Aid Suicide Risk Assessment (Columbia)
Treatment Plans Family-Centered Therapy
Spiritual Counseling PTSD Assessment
Cognitive Behavior Therapy-Anxiety ADHD Assessment (PSC17)
Clinical Diagnosis of Patients Depression Assessment (MFQ)
Patricia has an enthusiasm for clinical work and views herself as a change agent. She is interested in working with patients on a macro, micro, mezzo, and meta-level. She is experienced in working with children, adolescents, adults, and the developmentally disabled. Her passion is to reach, reconcile, and restore those who are seeking help.