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MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
Elmer Diaz, LGSW, is a bilingual social worker working as mental health therapist contractor at Hope Center for Wellness. He specializes in working with teens, children and families and has expertise in working with at risk youth, and providing crisis intervention. He has a track record of helping families and individuals navigate resources and advocating for his clients. He gained some of his experience working with teens at the Latin American Youth Center, where he served in several roles for 8 years, including as Promotor (intensive case manager). Elmer also has experience working with families in D.C. Public Schools, through which he provides intensive case management and advocacy services as well as group workshops to help families navigate the school system. After work hours, he mentors D.C. high school students and helps them prepare for post-secondary education. Elmer obtained his master of social work from the Catholic University of America and his bachelor in psychology from the University of Maryland University College. With his free time, Elmer enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, music production, gardening, volunteering, and listening to music.