About Me: 

Candace Coleman is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She is passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults, and families where she brings a trauma focused, strengths-based therapeutic approach. She primarily focuses on working with individuals and families coping with trauma, depression, anxiety, gender and sexual identity issues, family dynamic issues, parenting skills challenges, thought distortion issues, and behavioral issues. She utilizes various modalities such as CBT, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodynamic, family systems, and crisis intervention model. She is also trained in the Suicide assessment models ASK and CALM. 

 

Candace is a graduate of Jackson State University where she received her bachelor’s in Social Work in 2015. She went on to graduate from Jackson State University again with a Master’s degree in Social Work in 2019. Candace’s experience includes completing an internship at Whitefield Psychiatric Hospital where she gained experience working with mood, behavior, intellectual and personality disorders providing various assessments, counseling, and case management. Candace went on to start her career working for Gateway Behavioral Health Services where she provided individual and group counseling services to adults. From there Candace went on to work with Families and children, teaching coping skills, living skills, and parenting skills to families in crisis. 

 

Candace has also worked with survivors of domestic violence providing mental health assessments, individual and group counseling, crisis response, and case management. Candace has an interest in learning and being trained in eye movement desensitization and processing (EMDR), relationship and intimacy issues to work with couples.

 

In her free time, Candace enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling home to Mississippi to see her relatives, playing video games, discovering new restaurants, going to outdoor cinemas, and spending time with her best friend. 

 

Education: 

2019 Master in Social Work (MSW), Jackson State University

2015 Bachelor in Social Work (BSW), Jackson State University

 

Licenses/Certifications:

Licensed Master Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners (TSBSWE) - License 106162, Supervised by Karissa Doster-Hoffman, LCSW-S, LCDC

 

Additional Training:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CPR Certified (adult and child)

ASK Suicide Assessment

CALM Suicide Assessment