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About Aileen


Aileen has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas, Arlington Campus, with a focus on Direct Mental Health Practice.  She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker by the State of Texas (lic # 41287) and has been practicing as a master's level clinician since 2005.  Aileen has extensive experience in working with children, teens and young adults and adults with depression, anxiety, ADHD, and chronic health problems.   Aileen has a National Certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an Abuse and Trauma Certificate from the University of Texas, Arlington, extra training in Collaborative Problem Solving, Motivational Interviewing, Wrap-Around Treatment Model, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and training in "Love and Logic Parenting".  Aileen is also trained in EMDR, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, an innovative therapy technique proven effective in alleviating symptoms for those with PTSD, Anxiety, Phobias and other mental health issues. 

Aileen's social work and counseling experience is extensive. She has worked in residential treatment centers, has been a mental health Child Protective Services Worker, she has counseled teens in the juvenile probation system through a juvenile diversion program.  She also counseled at-risk homeless children and mothers through a homeless initiative program, and she has developed and facilitated groups for children who have a parent who is incarcerated.  Aileen completed 100 hours of training at the Child Welfare Academy in Oceanside, California.   Aileen more recently worked as a Family Therapist for nearly 10 years at a local children's hospital in the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and Outpatient Therapy Clinics.  Aileen has extensive experience working with foster children and families as well as adopted children and adoptive families and understands the unique family dynamics and challenges that they face.   Additionally, Aileen has expertise in working with children and families who have experienced divorce and/or are blending families.  She has been trained and certified in Red Cross Disaster Relief Response and she worked in the local Hurricane Katrina shelters counseling evacuees and survivors from the Superdome and surrounding areas of New Orleans in August 2005.   Aileen has extensive experience  with adults and senior citizens and understands the special medical and cognitive issues that are often a part of the aging process.  She has experience working with patients who have chronic or terminal illness or a close relative or loved one with an illness.  She truly enjoys working with seniors and happily accepts Medicare clients into her practice.  Aileen's training and 28 years of experience has helped her to meet her clients wherever they are in life and walk with them through the difficult times until they are able to walk on their own.

     Aileen grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, lived and worked in San Diego, California for 5 years and has lived in Keller, Texas since 2003.   She has extensive experience in the field of social work, mental health and counseling, education and consulting across a multitude of social service settings in Minnesota, California and the state of Texas.   









Keller Heights Counseling & Wellness follows the highest degree of ethical and privacy guidelines set forth by the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners Code of Conduct and the National Association for Social Work, NASW Code of Ethics,  the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, (HIPAA) federal guidelines, and the the Texas Medical Privacy Act (TMPA).  Click on the links for more on the Social Worker Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics and HIPAA guidelines.  For information on how to contact the social work licensing board by mail or telephone see this link: Texas board of social work examiners contact page.

For more about Aileen Wainwright's work experience please see the attached work history click on the icon below.

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