Denise Goitia, L.C.S.W., Associate Clinician

Position at CCPH: Associate Clinician

Years joined UMass: 2016

Clinical Interests: My interests include working with LGBTQIAQ populations, Multicultural issues, Immigration issues, Identity development and exploration, Couples and families, Navigating relationships, Trauma, Spirituality, Holistic health, Mind-body awareness, and Somatic work.
Education: B.A., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. 2002; CMT, SkyHill Institute, Petaluma, CA; N.E. Bauman College, Berkeley, CA; MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, MA, 2016

Professional Experience: College mental health at Smith College; School-based mental health with children, adolescents and families, Oakland, CA; Holistic and alternative health care, Berkeley, CA; Local food justice, Berkley, CA; Immigration and asylum work with individuals and families, San Diego, CA.

Certifications/Licenses: MSW in Clinical Social Work, Certified Massage Therapist, and Nutrition Educator

Memberships: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) member

More about: I am a bi-cultural Mex-American bilingual in Spanish and English. I am new to the area, originally from Texas, and most recently California. I enjoy learning about and practicing herbal and plant medicine. It is an honor to serve and join this community.

“What will you do with your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver