Welcome Helena Wade, LCSW to GTLC La Mesa!
Helena is a LCSW and has been working with teens and their families for 20 years. Helena has experience in the areas of crisis stabilization, students with IEP needs, sexual abuse, substance abuse issues and parent/child relationships. Additionally, Helena has worked with clients that have a dual diagnosis; having both mental health and substance use issues. She works with populations of varying backgrounds and addresses cultural differences. Helena uses a cognitive behavioral approach along with solutions focused interventions to help clients learn more effective ways to cope with their issues and lead a more successful life. Helena uses a safe, compassionate and motivational environment to support clients reach their treatment goals.