ASSOCIATE CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
“I look forward to having the opportunity to collaborate with you, guiding you step by step towards achieving your personal goals.”
Hello, my name is Sabrina Spencer. I am currently fulfilling my role as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), diligently accumulating postgraduate clinical hours necessary for licensure. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I embarked on a journey of higher education that began with obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, paired with a minor in Sociology, from California State University, Dominguez Hills. I later attended the University of Southern California (USC) where I further honed my expertise by acquiring Masters degrees in both Social Work and Public Health, with a special focus on the mental well-being of children, youth, families, and communities.
Over the years, I have immersed myself in a variety of professional experiences, including a year-long internship in a school-based setting where I provided both individual and group therapy to students. I have also spent a year offering therapy to individuals, groups, and families within hospital and clinic environments. My hands-on experience was further enriched through a practicum at the AIDS Project in Los Angeles, where I facilitated group therapy sessions and helped bridge connections to vital health services and resources.
I have been committed to delivering direct case management services, fostering mental health linkages, and facilitating referrals to community-based resources, primarily catering to foster youth, children, and families in home settings.
As a Black woman, I bring a unique perspective to my clinical practice, deeply understanding the multifaceted impact of various stressors on identity, culture, environment, and health in marginalized communities. I am fervently passionate about advocating for access to quality mental health treatment and resources. My approach leans heavily on an anti-oppressive lens, keen to address the interconnected impacts of environmental stressors on individuals.
Employing a diverse array of evidence-based techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as Mindfulness and Somatic interventions, I assist clients in identifying and cultivating healthy tools to navigate life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Under the mentorship of my clinical supervisor, I am dedicated to establishing a safe and nurturing space where clients feel empowered to express their authentic selves.
I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate with you, guiding you step by step towards achieving your personal goals.
- My favorite food is pasta.
- I like to go to the movies and celebrate birthdays.
- I enjoy yoga and hiking (only on hiking trails that have scenic views)
I currently provide therapy to clients from various backgrounds, including BIPOC (e.g., Black, African American, Hispanic, Latinx, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, etc.), POC, LGBTQIA+, and other marginalized underrepresented communities in the mental health space residing in California. I also work with individuals who may not identify within these communities but are allies to those who do as well.
I offer therapy to clients in the following cities and towns in California:
Los Angeles, Carson, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hawthorne, Gardena, Long Beach, Compton, Inglewood, Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw, View Park-Windsor Hills, Ladera Heights, Culver City, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, Burbank, East Los Angeles, Lancaster, Riverside, Moreno Valley, Palmdale, San Bernardino, San Diego, Fresno, Oakland, San Jose, Sacramento, East Bay Area, Haywood, Vallejo, Palo Alto, Davis, Stanford, Stockton, Menlo Park, San Francisco, Elk Grove, Brentwood, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Chico.
I am also eager to serve clients from other towns, cities, and counties within California.