Steven Carlson came to work with Latino Behavioral Health Services following a collaboration with the University of Utah Honors College Praxis Lab. Through this program, the Praxis Lab collaborated with LBHS to establish the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) program, which helps children ages 6-12 develop healthy emotional regulation strategies and resilience. Steven continues to teach the EQ class alongside fellow teachers, and strives to improve the program through continued collaboration with community partners. Steven graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Psychology.
Morgan Lami helped to develop the LBHS program “Emotional
intelligence” and she still teaches this class.
Reyna Santuario is a Family Resource Facilitator. She teaches “Basics”,
“Family to Family” and QPR.
Luis has been involved with LBHS for many years. He is a “Peer to Peer”
teacher and a Peer Support Group Facilitator.
“Maritza Liddiard is a 61 years old widow who came to LBHS by direct invitation from Jacqueline Gomes-Arias, one of the founders. She had depression, anxiety and PTSD. As a result she attempted suicide as a way of dealing with losses in her life. A long time has passed since then, and with the help of medication, therapy and mentoring she is stable in her recovery and trained to be a mentor to help others. Now she is working with the organization as a Certified Peer Support Specialist, doing intakes and mentoring people with the same conditions that troubled her. She has been trained as Suicide Prevention Trainer and facilitates the “Survivors of Suicide Attempts (SOSA)” support group and the Peer to Peer support group. Maritza also acts as an interpreter for meetings or conferences.”
“Veronica Zavala was born in Mexico. She has been involved in the community since 2010 in Utah. Veronica has an Associate’s Degree of Social Work from the Salt Lake Community College. She is doing her practicum at Latino Behavioral Health Services (LBHS) to complete her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Utah. Veronica is collaborating in Latino Behavioral with intakes, in the office and helping with community outreach. She is in training to help with “Peer to Peer” and other classes and support groups at LBHS.”
“Felipe is a “Family to Family” teacher as well as a Family Support Group facilitator.”
“Teresa Molina, PhD, LCSW (co-founder), is a peer in recovery since 1989. As part of her recovery journey, she became a social work clinician and researcher. She came to Utah in 2006, where she has worked with Salt Lake residents in different capacities. She has volunteered as an instructor for NAMI Utah, Latino Behavioral Health Services, and refugee background mutual assistance organizations. Teresa has a strong experience working in Mexico and Utah with individuals, families and local communities for recovery awareness, empowerment and recovery.”
Paquita has been with Latino Behavioral for several years. She is a mother of a child with a mental illness. Paquita is a “Family to Family” and “Basics” teacher. She is also a facilitator for the Family Support Group.”
“Zulie Gamez is a “Peer to Peer” teacher from Mazatlan and has been in the USA for 23 yrs. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix, certification as a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) and the Human Resources Management certification from Utah State University,.”