Kelsi Guerrero, AMFT

Case Manager

Biography: 

I’m an HSU alumni for both my undergraduate and graduate degree! As a first generation student, I found it difficult to navigate systems and seek the support I needed as a student. This is largely what drives my passion for the work I do now. I ultimately graduated with my Masters in Counseling and found my way to case management after several years of practicing therapy in the community. Personally, I've lived in Humboldt since about 2009 and found home here. Between the redwoods, the ocean, and community that surrounds us, I’m a happy person here. In my down time, I’m known to backpack, camp, go out for delicious meals, paint, and binge watch my favorite shows (whether I’ve already seen them several times or not). 

Areas of Interest: 

I value the impact community engagement can have in coordinating care and I maintain an interest in identifying and overcoming barriers to services.

My therapeutic interests lie in attachment theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, family relationships and dynamics, relationships in general, mood disorders, and emotion regulation. 

My role at SH&WS: As a case manager, my job can look different depending on what’s needed. Often, I’m assisting a student overcome barriers to accessing care and helping them to get connected. I work to build and maintain relationships with our campus and community partners to better support students and find the resources that work best for them. Sometimes, connecting with care is not as easy as it seems and my passion lies in helping students to overcome the barriers and navigate systems to reach their goals. If you meet with me, you can expect me to try and capture the whole picture before helping you create and execute a plan that will work for you.

Liaison Roles and Committee Memberships: 
Liaison to: CARE Services, SHWS Medical Team
Licensure: 
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (Licensure In Progress)
Degrees: 
MA
Favorite professional and self-help books: 

Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel (great information about attachment and relationships whether or not you’re a parent!)
The Mindful Way Workbook by John Teasdale, Mark Williams, and Zindel Segal (not a book but a great resource for enhancing mindful living with or without therapeutic support)

Kelsi Guerrero, AMFT
Student Health and Wellbeing Services (SHWS)