Proyecto Family is made up of a team of 7 mental health therapists and case managers who provide services under contract with the Department of Children and Family Services. The services provided in English and Spanish are:
- Family Preservation Services, which is a six month in-home family counseling program that provides counseling and case management for families with children under 12 who are experiencing serious difficulties with the goal of preventing out-of-home placement and keeping the families together.
- Crisis Family Intervention Services, which is a six week in-home family counseling program that deals with parent-teen conflict.
- Professional Services, which provides therapeutic mental health counseling by referral from DCFS.
Proyecto Familia was born in 1999 from the common interest of a group of seasoned family therapists to support the mission of CIELO Project as a community resource for multicultural health services. Proyecto Familia has become a dedicated team of successful independent, multicultural, clinical therapists working in common cause. We meet weekly in group consultation to improve our skills, share community resources, and encourage and support one another.
In 2011, Proyecto Familia served: Family Preservation Services – 37 families, Crisis Family Intervention – 40 families, Professional counseling services – 28 clients
Proyecto Familia Coordinador
CIELO believes that the quality of a community is affected by the health of each of its members, and that each member has the potential to be an asset to his/her community. Further, we believe that with access to mental health services the natural resilience of families can come forth and help move their young people safely and productively into adulthood.
While each therapist emphasizes a strength-based, family-centered approach, the Proyecto Familia team is a selection of experienced clinicians from a wide variety of professional and personal backgrounds. Respect and information regarding each family’s culture, history and values informs the team’s work. A strength-based perspective then leads the team in assisting each family to renew their sense of honor and self-respect, encouraging them to recognize that it is not only their problems that define them.
Proyecto Familia Staff
Trained as a Family Therapist. Licensed by the State of WA as a Clinical Psychologist. Bilingual, in private practice and a subcontractor for CIELO for Family Preservation and Crisis Family Intervention Services. Committed to advocacy and increasing access to multicultural services. Co-founder of CIELO.
Robert is a Licensed MH Counselor with a M.A. degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences. He is bilingual (Spanish and English) and has been a mediator for 17 years. He considers it at honor to work with our families at CIELO.
Molly has been part of Proyecto Familia since its start and is now our associate and consultant. She specializes in trauma-based therapy. She works with individuals, couples and families.
LMHC , MEd.
Kaylin specializes in working with families of young children that have or are going through separation. Besides being a subcontractor for CIELO, Kaylin has been an elementary school counselor and is now in private practice.
Experienced in providing family crisis intervention and preservations services and individual counseling to members of our community with a particular emphasis on positive communication and relationship building skills for over a decade.
Maria Teresa Rodriguez
Maria Teresa has a Doctorate in Education obtained in Mexico and is Certified as a Counselor by the State of WA. She provides services to families in process of reunification or at risk of placement, referred by DSHS through contracts with CIELO. MT is also the Director of the Bilingual Educational Programs as GED preparation, On-line Spanish Education and Spanish Literacy. Additionally, Maria Teresa directs technical training programs as Computer Literacy and Technology, and the Sewing Workshops.
Certified Counselor , Certified Mediator
Debi is a Parent Coach and Educator. She offers the “Building and amazing relationship with your teen” Curriculum (8 weeks), specifically geared toward parents of At-risk Youth. This year Debi joined our team of clinicians as a subcontractor to provide family counseling services referred by DSHS.
All clinicians are subcontractors of CIELO to work with families referred by DSHS Division of Children and Family Services in a four-county area.
While CIELO does not have another source of subsidy for the much needed Mental Health services for people that are not in any way involved with DSHS, it welcomes the opportunity to provide information, referral and advocacy by bilingual staff, to facilitate access to needed services.