Albert Barajas, MSW, PPSC, ASW

After overcoming an eating disorder himself, Alberto takes great pride in his work as a primary therapist and understands the importance of empathizing with clients, listening to their stories, and tailoring their treatment experience to meet their specific needs and long-term goals.

Alberto received his Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, with a sub-concentration in Children, Youth, & Families. Thus, he highlights the usefulness of integrating family and other social support systems within an individual’s treatment journey. Clients can also expect to be supported in developing strong and individualized therapeutic tools to establish resilience and social boundaries, to ensure long-term recovery even after their time at Shoreline.

Utilizing therapeutic modalities such as acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and strength-based therapy, Alberto supports his clients/families understand what they value, and how to use them to develop skills pertaining to motivation, habits, accountability, and resiliency. If willing to incorporate these therapeutic skills, clients and their families can anticipate becoming self-reliant, achieve long-term happiness, but most importantly, long-term recovery.

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