Elaine Cantu attended Texas A&M University at San Antonio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Elaine is now a Master of Social Work advanced intern student from the University of Texas at San Antonio and will graduate in the spring of 2020. She passion is empowering individuals. She enjoys working with people and helping others reach their goals while striving to be the best version of themselves. She has three years of experience working in the social service field with at-risk adolescents. She also has two years working with adults as a Case Manager. She is ready to start her new adventure at Mind Your Self and is prepared to continue growing in becoming an active and innovative social worker.
Jasmine Allen is an MSW student at the University of Southern California. She is on the children, youth and family track with a December of 2019 graduation date. Jasmine is currently on active duty for the United States Air Force until her enlistment concludes in April 2020. She has a plethora of experience working with diverse populations and has overcome many challenges herself. While on active duty, Jasmine has worked with sexual assault victims, diversity committees and overseen various veteran events for those suffering with PTSD. In the civilian sector she has worked with children diagnosed with autism, ADHD, at risk children who have experienced adverse experiences and many other areas. Jasmine believes that holistic health is the key to a healthy life. Her passion is fitness, advocating for at risk populations and breaking the stigma of mental health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, exploring nature, working out and reading.
My name Desiree Guardiola, and I am currently a Masters in Social Work student at University of Texas at San Antonio, looking forward to graduation in December! My undergraduate degrees are in Criminal Justice and Psychology with a track in Child and Adolescent. I have a strong passion for working with marginalized populations in all settings, all while maintaining the foundation of meeting the client where they are at in their journey.
I am Ariana Marin and I am a graduate student from Grand Canyon University pursuing my Masters in Professional Counseling and working on earning my Licensed Professional Counselor certification (LPC). My bachelor’s degree in Psychology is from California State University Long Beach. I am from Los Angeles, California; I moved to San Antonio in 2017 and I am a proud Air Force veteran. I have been with Mind Yourself Counseling since May 2019 as a clinical case management intern and could not have found a better organization for which to work. I have been able to assist clients struggling with anxiety, grief and loss, depression, life stage transitions, divorce and challenges associated health and medical issues. I inspire the development of positive mental, physical, emotional, spiritual healing and growth.
Hi! I’m Denise Salas-Garza; born and raised right here in the Alamo City. I graduated from St. Mary’s University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and from Tulane University in 2010 with a Master’s in Social Work. Currently, I am licensed in the State of Texas as an LMSW and am working toward obtaining my LCSW licensure.
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults throughout various times in my career. I have worked in community mental health as a Counselor and a Case Manager as well as a Hospice Social Worker. Most recently I have worked as an Employee Assistance Program Counselor. These roles have helped me become better prepared to help in cases of crisis intervention, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
My goal is to help clients work on finding solutions and empower them to make changes for the betterment of their own lives. Please let me know how I can help! I look forward to working with you.