Talea Strickland is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker, MSW, LGSW 30392. Employed with Cerebral. Supervised by Jeffrey Maciej, Licensed Independent Social Worker. Talea graduated from Arizona State University with a Master of Social Work. She has over ten years of experience working with adolescents, adults, LGBTQIA+ community members, and multicultural communities with co-occurring mental health and substance use challenges. Talea also has experience working with people who suffer from anger issues, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, grief/loss, personality disorders, PTSD, lifespan, and sexual trauma. Talea believes in the inherited goodness in people. Talea's style is interactive, intuitive, personable, open, and empathetic. She believes in finding the redeeming qualities in people and working hard to help them build on them. She has a passion for working with people from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented communities. In the future, Talea would like to work to deconstruct and restructure policies and programs to promote equality and inclusion amongst all races, genders, and backgrounds.
Talea has experience with therapeutic practices that include Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, crisis, exposure therapy, family systems, group facilitation, mindfulness practices, person-centered approaches, psychodynamic and trauma-focused therapy. She believes people have the power to change their behaviors by changing the way they think. Her approach combines therapy focused on changing the “here and now”, trauma-informed, along with exploring patterns of behavior developed in early life experiences.
In Talea’s spare time, she enjoys cooking, journaling, laughing, napping, reading, spending time with loved ones, traveling, watching cartoons, and volunteering at the food shelf. Bali and Japan are her favorite vacation destinations thus far. Talea also loves trying new foods, relaxing on the beach, and art. Talea plans to learn sign language and speak French before she’s a grandmother.
“My work allows me to plant seeds and hope they will grow.”
~Talea Strickland, MSW, LGSW
"If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on." - Sheryl Sandberg