All Kinds of News for February 14, 2018
Jessica Beck, LCSW, has joined Ascend Healthcare as Clinical Director. Ms. Beck comes to Ascend with over 10 years of experience in mental health treatment with both adolescents and adults. As the former Acting Director of the Addictive Behaviors Clinic at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center, she has developed considerable and expert clinical knowledge in the field of evidenced-based addiction treatment. At the VA Medical Center, Jessica has trained colleagues on therapeutic practices and provided treatment to hundreds of at-risk veterans.
“We are extremely enthused to have such a strong clinician lead our team and our program. Her record of success is as diverse as it is long, and we look forward to her insight and guidance for both clients and staff,” said Managing Director Effie Goldberg.
Jessica also gained extensive experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma while working at medical facilities, community-based outpatient programs, and a residential treatment center. Jessica is passionate about helping her clients identify their personal values, strengthen their resiliency, and learn ways to effectively manage emotions. Her therapeutic approach is holistic in nature and builds upon her client’s strengths to help them live a full and meaningful life. Jessica received her Masters in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California.
"I'm excited to join the hardworking and passionate team at Ascend Healthcare. I look forward to working at such a robust program with a strong emphasis on quality," said Ms. Beck about her new role.
About Ascend Healthcare
Ascend Healthcare is a residential treatment center for adolescents located in Los Angeles, CA. The 45-90 day program treats teens for primary mental health and secondary substance abuse. Ascend’s program is co-ed and LGBT-affirmative, has school on-site, and incorporates a strong family therapy component. The center works to empower teens to emotionally self-regulate in a healthy manner in order to return to living healthy, fulfilling lives in safe, healthy, and supportive environments.