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Hi, my name is Cathleen Ouimet, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing clinical supervision for Caring Choices/Home Health. I also currently work as a program manager for Butte County Behavioral Health and have been in Butte County for almost 5 years. Prior I was a mental health practitioner for Santa Barbara County for 8.5 years having worked in many spectrums of mental health to include the severely mentally ill population both with Adults, Children Services, also the forensic population and treatment courts. I had a private practice for 5 years providing therapy primarily to couples and adults in the private sector. Prior I was a licensed social worker in New York and lived and worked in upstate New York as a mental health clinician in a small rural community. I’m originally from southern California born and raised, but lived and went to college in New York and graduate school at McGill University in Montreal Quebec. I moved back to California in 2004 and remarried a man with 6 children and now we have tons of grandbabies on the way. The current count is 11 and 2 more joining the family in the next couple of months. Yikes…… I love living in Northern California and have always been a country girl. We have almost 10 acres, 3 horses and dog, several barn cats and I am a total animal lover, they fill my heart. I enjoy music, family, friends, good wine and food, a good book or movie and lots of laughter. Along with a good amount of quiet horse time in the county. I’m also a woman of faith and try to live life with kindness to others. I believe this is what lead me to the field of social work, caring for people and wanting them to experience the happiness life has to offer and to be able to love oneself and another.
My name is Cindy Diaz, I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker at Caring Choices. I have been a medical social worker for 1 1/2 years. Prior to that I was a school based therapist for 7 years.
Following a disaster, one of the most important aspects of returning to a sense of wellness is the ability to heal the emotional damage created by the cascade of traumas unleashed by an event as devastating as a wildfire.
Thanks to the grant funding provided by the American Red Cross, Caring Choices is offering eight free counseling sessions for community members affected by the Camp Fire. Camp Fire Resilience Therapy provides survivors with counseling on trauma, loss, and crisis. Our therapists are licensed with the state and have over 20 years of combined experience providing counseling for adults. This program is currently offered in our Chico office and via telehealth as needed.
We are currently taking referrals for our Camp Fire Reliance Therapy. Please call our office or fill out the form below to get connected with our therapists.
Due to COVID-19 we are offering teleconferencing only.
My name is Debbie Weinrich and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Caring Choices. I have worked as a medical social worker in the past, in private practice, and most recently for the past 10 years at Butte County Behavioral Health providing therapy for adult clients. Also, I facilitated clinical supervision for MSW interns who were in the process of becoming licensed. The opportunity to participate in a person’s growth to enhance life skills and walk with them on their journey is fulfilling for me, particularly when they are struggling and lacking hope. I have a passion to help couples develop skills to stay in highly satisfying relationships and focused on this topic for my thesis. My husband and I have been married for 38 years. We enjoy taking walks on the beach, in the park, or anywhere in nature. We have 3 married adult children and 5 grandchildren, with one on the way. When I am not working, I am caring for my grandchildren, which is a delight for me. It is a pleasure to be a part of the staff at Caring Choices and I look forward to continuing therapy with Campfire survivors and providing consultation with case managers.