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Thu, Feb 02


Ethos Society

LGBTQ+ AAMHP- Los Angeles, CA

LGBTQ+ Association of Addiction and Mental Health Professionals that are initiating change, a place for education and professional development in diversity and cultural competency, a collaborative safe space to address challenges, barriers, and needs of our communities.

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LGBTQ+ AAMHP- Los Angeles, CA
LGBTQ+ AAMHP- Los Angeles, CA

Time & Location

Feb 02, 2023, 11:30 AM – 1:45 PM

Ethos Society, 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA

About the event

LGBTQ+ Association of Addiction and Mental Health Professionals that want to initiate change , Join us for our monthly topic a place for education and professional development for a collaborative safe space to address the challenges, barriers, and needs of our communities together.

This month sponsored by  Discovery Behavioral Health


Carilla Clements MA, APCC


Carilla will be presenting her views on emotional abuse effects on both the victim and abuser in the LGBTQIA relationship and how these dynamics can disrupt daily function and future life choices and discussing solutions within the solution paradigm of the differences between LGBTQIA relationships and heteronormative relationships that may help guide therapists/workers give clients a more personalized and culturally sensitive connection to their own needs.


Ms. Carilla Clements is a Professional Counselor in Los Angeles, CA with special training and skill in assessing patient mental health and treating cognitive, psychological, and behavioral disorders using a wide variety of therapy techniques.

As a Professional Counselor, Carilla Clements performs diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, providing therapy to clients in individual and group settings, research into advanced therapy techniques and applications, and referral to medical mental health professionals as needed.

Professional Counseling is a healthcare specialty centered on providing mental and emotional guidance and therapy to treat mental, emotional, and addictive disorders. Significant diseases and conditions treated by Professional Counselors include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), behavioral disorders, phobias, bereavement, marital hardship, attempted suicide, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual abuse, Medical tests, procedures and therapies provided by Professional Counselors include psychotherapy, cognitive behavior disorder (CBD) therapy, crisis management, mental health assessment, intelligence quotient examinations, marriage counseling, one-on-one therapy sessions, anger management therapy, and stress management.

An alumni of California State University, Los Angeles, Carilla has a Master's of Science degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation. Carilla is also a part of the LGBTQIA community and working on her first book titled "Lilac Letters," an autobiographical perspective of lesbian relationship dynamics.

Carilla is currently working on finishing her licensing and is currently specializing in emotional domestic abuse within LGBTQIA relationship dynamics. She is also preparing for her first TED TALK on emotional abuse within the lesbian relationship and the effects of trauma bonds within this interpersonal experience.

Carilla was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised from the age of ten in San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles. She is a product of a British father and Puerto Rican mother and is fluent in Spanish.

She is committed to the needs of all who feel trapped in domestic violent relationships and is moving into the field of trauma-based counseling, to offer clients healing and independence for those who are not able to function due to traumatic and abusive events. Carilla is also researching and developing a multi-modal theory and intervention based on the concept of freedom and independence utilizing other theories such as meditation, somatic awareness, changes in insights and utilizing the whole person including vocational goals to help clients reach their highest purpose.

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