Therapists

Stephanie Afi Hounnou,

Clinical Social Worker

Executive Director

My name is Stephanie Afi Hounnou and I am the Executive Director at Affinity Community Counseling Services.  I have a passion for helping others and that’s what we do here at Affinity!

 

I graduated from California State University here in Sacramento with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and obtained a Master’s in social work. I plan on obtaining my license and getting a PHD in Psychology as I help others journey through life.

 

As a clinical social worker, I am a Certified Multisystemic Therapist, specializing in working with teens ages 14-17 and the family unit. I have nearly 9 years experience working in social services and working with individuals, families and children within the community.

My experience lies in family therapy, crisis residential, inpatient facilities, and mental health crisis center. I have experience working with individuals and guiding families through difficulties in life. 

 

I believe a strong support through one’s family, community, and trust are important factors for anyone to succeed. My mission is to help others identify their values, supports and work through issues of life in order to be empowered and thrive.

 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive.” – Maya Angelou

DeErnest Maxwell, ASW #91761

Associate Clinician

DeEarnest Maxwell is an Associate Social Worker (ASW) with over seven years of experience.

 

Born in Monterrey, California, and raised in Sacramento, he attended the California State University of Sacramento for his undergraduate degree in Social Work.

 

He then went on and obtained a graduate degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California.

 

DeEarnest has worked in multiple settings, including inpatient hospital, inpatient treatment crisis residential, and interned as a school therapist.

DeEarnest collaborates as a youth advocate with Crossover America, a faith-based basketball program

providing activities to promote physical, mental, and social development to youth in the inner city.

 

DeEarnest is currently gaining clinical hours to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is a Faculty Diversity Internship Program (FDIP) candidate to teach social work classes at the community college level.

 

DeEarnest's ultimate goal is to create a video game curriculum for adolescents as a tool for therapy, in hopes of dispelling therapy's negative stigma in the black community.

Norma Cabrera, APCC #2633

Associate Clinician

I'm here to support clients who are ready for guidance and interested in seeking a therapeutic relationship with me.

I specialize in working with Individuals and adolescents. I have worked with various cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. I offer support for school adjustments, history of trauma/abuse, coping skills, anxiety and depression.

 

I am also certified trainer in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

I have three years of experience in Mental Health Wellness and School Based Counseling.

 

I offer a client centered approach: specializing in working with individuals, adolescents and children on personal growth, life, and fostering healthy social relationships and life skills.

 

My goal is to provide a safe and culturally sensitive environment where clients can grow.

Heather Brown, ASW #95585

Associate Clinician

I received my MSW from the University of Southern California where I concentrated in the study of children, youth, and families. My areas of specialty include trauma, anxiety, depression, and major life transitions. I also have experience working with individuals with personality disorders and bipolar disorder. 

 

I have worked with clients from a wide variety of racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds and firmly believe in incorporating clients’ cultural values and traditions into the therapeutic process. 

My goal as a clinician is to go beyond treating symptoms to help you create real, long-lasting change by empowering you to develop the tools you need to live the life you want. I am constantly striving to demystify therapy and eradicate stigma and other barriers that so often prevent people from getting the help they need, because I believe that mental health and wellness should be for everyone. 

 

Quote:

"We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated." Maya Angelou

Endena Humphrey

Clinical Social Worker

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

Upon receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, and Master in Social Work from California State University, Stanislaus Endena Humphrey has served as an enthusiastic Clinical Social Worker with a variety of experience.

 

As a mother of eight children she understands the value of a strong foundation.

Her passion is rooted in working with patients and families experiencing medical crises by acting as advocate and guide throughout difficult and emotionally-draining situations.

Endena is committed to  positioning her clients to break through and going beyond the veil to exceed by providing high-quality family-centered services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Chenique Jackson, AMFT

Group Therapist

My name is Chenique Jackson and currently AMFT.  I have served over 7 years in the Sacramento community. I enjoy collaboratively with youth in my community. My specialty is doing groups.

 

I love idea of helping and facilitating a safe space where  youth can have a place to vent and freely express themselves with no judgment.

I had the wonderful opportunity to facilitate in a expressive arts group in 2017. It was an amazing opportunity  for youth in the community to utilize music and poetry as outlet to express their emotions.

 

I am here to help bring support  and encouragement during these challenging times.

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