Elizabeth Gonzalez-Jaskulak is an LCSW that has been in practice since 1996 after graduating from her Masters in Social Work program at the University of California at Los Angeles. She also majored in psychology at California State University Northridge in 1993 and studied Chicano Studies. Elizabeth has extensive experience in working with the Latinx community in both the states of California and Georgia. Elizabeth has dedicated her long career in mental health to the healing arts as a therapist with the Latinx community that she comes from.
She worked for Los Angeles County for over 16 years working with the Department of Mental Health treating consumers suffering from chronic mental health conditions. Elizabeth is an “intensely” trained Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) therapist who was part of the adherent DBT treatment team at Harbor-UCLA for years. She also has extensive training and practice in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and was the Director of Spanish speaking CBT at Harbor-UCLA.
More recently she has earned her Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner certification and is working on her certification as a Jungian/Kalfian SandPlay therapist. While at Harbor-UCLA she was one of two founders of the DBT Spanish speaking DBT program. She also was instrumental in bringing DBT to the Spanish speaking consumers at CETPA, a community mental health and substance abuse program located in Norcross GA. Elizabeth has also presented and provided training and consultations on working with the Latinx immigrant community using evidence based treatments such as CBT.
Since 2016 Elizabeth has been working at Salud Para La Gente as a part time therapist serving local Latinx immigrant farm working community here in the central coast and specializing in complex trauma. Most recently she also joined the board of Hijos Del Sol, a Latinx arts organization that works with Latinx youth in the Central coast of California.