Claudia Avalos-Garcia

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. Claudia has over a decade of experience working in community-based mental health services including employment support, case management, and clinical therapy in a variety of settings: outpatient, field-based, in-home, and school-based services in underserved communities. Claudia’s approach is eclectic: focusing on Cognitive Behavioral and Cognitive Processing Therapies, Narrative, Solution-Focused, and Post-Modern modalities. Claudia is very passionate about destigmatizing mental health in all communities as well as empowering and motivating individuals’ confidence in self-discovery and growth. Claudia serves as a Clinical Trainer with the DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence by 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.