Claudia Avalos-Garcia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing evidenced based outpatient mental health services in both English and Spanish to high school and college students, young adults launching into adulthood (Transitional Aged Youth-TAY), and adults established in life. Her theoretical approach is eclectic: focusing on Cognitive Behavioral and Cognitive Processing Therapies, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Post-Modern modalities. Claudia has over a decade of experience working in community based mental health services including employment support, case management, and therapy in a variety of settings: outpatient, field-based, in-home and school based services servicing communities in need. Claudia is very passionate about destigmatizing mental health in all communities as well as empower and motivate to strengthen individuals’ confidence in self-discovery. Claudia serves as Clinical Trainer UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence providing professional development to professionals in health care, mental health, and various other settings, through evidence-based trainings designed to improve community mental health and well-being through Trauma and Resilience Informed Care by understanding the impact of toxic stress, recognizing and strengthening protective factors, and resiliency.