Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Anisha Patel

Anisha is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who grew up in Santa Maria, CA.  She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor degree in Psychology in 2003.  Then Anisha graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach, with a Master in Social Work in 2006.  She provided individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy services to all ages in the Los Angeles area for over 10 years.  Anisha’s previous experience includes Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Social Work, Nephrology Social Work in the dialysis setting, and Clinical Supervisor to unlicensed Social Workers.  After many years in Los Angeles County, Anisha returned to the Central Coast providing behavioral health services at SYTHC in October 2019.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Dr. Krista Armenta-Belen

Dr. Krista Armenta-BelenDr. Armenta-Belen, a Chumash descendant who grew up on the Santa Ynez reservation, has worked for her tribal behavioral health department in various roles since 2010. After completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Krista went on to complete her Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and shares that her pursuit of higher education has been driven by her passion to do what she can to cultivate high quality behavioral health programs and services within her tribal community. Dr. Armenta-Belen is a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who utilizes her clinical education and personal experiences in the clinical treatment space to build whole person wellness and hopes that this individualized work contributes to a healthier, more resilient community. Dr. Armenta-Belen works part-time at SYTHC providing psychotherapy services including EMDR. Outside of her clinic position she is a language learner, mother, community helper, coach, singer, dancer, and student of wellness teachings/practices.

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