Becky Holguin

Registered California Master of Social Work, MSW#95444
Supervised by Dr Cheri McDonald LMFT #27359

Becky enthusiastically focuses on individuals first nourishing connection with their own self and then
with others. Once connected with your feelings and needs, and those core thoughts from which they are
derived, a person can truly identify and move toward their personal life goals. How do you begin (or
continue) the journey toward healing in order to have a life full of joy, love, and connectedness? What
do you want your relationships to look like? How do you move past your grief and loss in order to fulfill
your purpose and passion?
Trauma, grief, loss, mental health struggles and interpersonal conflict with loved ones can all be barriers
to living with true peace and joy. Becky’s role is to help create an environment where together these
questions can be explored building your capacity for weathering life’s most difficult challenges.
Becky received her Master of Arts Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California’s
Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work in 2019. She completed an internship at Alpha Resource
Center working with families and individuals with intellectual disabilities and studied both macro and
micro (clinical) social work.
Becky received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Westmont College in 2005 and went on to
work for the County of Ventura as a Bilingual Social Worker assisting Spanish and English speaking
families and individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, systemic injustice, discrimination, gender-
based violence, addiction, and illness. Becky also worked closely with the frail elderly population and
adults with disabilities including their caregivers.
Trained in person-centered care (it’s all about YOU!), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused
Therapy, Brief Therapy and Crisis Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, mindfulness, and other clinical
modalities, Becky is able to tailor her approach in therapy sessions to the individual. She has also studied
Non-Violent Communication (i.e. Compassionate Communication) and loves to teach others about this
helpful tool.
Becky practices cultural sensitivity working with folks on a range of issues from anxiety, OCD, marital
and relational conflict, women’s issues, coping skills, to marginalization and discrimination based on
gender, culture, ethnicity, sexuality, age, religion, and ability.