About Us

Who We Are…

Mosaic Counseling is a professional group of therapists with varying backgrounds and many years of experience helping adults, children, and families in Kern County.

Our goal is to provide a wide range of services and specific interventions for those dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and loss. We specialize in advanced trauma informed care for adults, children, and families. Our services are culturally sensitive, goal specific, and curtailed to the needs of the individual and family.

We are committed to helping our clients achieve change, healing, self-confidence, and emotional growth in order to live life more authentically.

Our Staff:

Cherilyn R. Haworth, MSW, LCSW –

My name is Cherilyn Haworth and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of California since 2009. Becoming an LCSW requires you to obtain at least 3,200 hours in supervised work experience in a variety of areas, as well as passing two State administered tests that cover a wide breadth of therapeutic knowledge. I have worked in the field of trauma and abuse for over a decade. During this time I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups experiencing a variety of issues in many different settings. I also provide clinical supervision to Associate Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist Interns in a variety of fields, which allows me to also learn from them as we discuss the clinical aspects to their work.

I am a long standing member of the National Association of Social Workers and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. In 2014 I became one of a few State trainers in Trauma Informed Care and I provide various trainings locally on the effects of trauma and how to identify resiliency factors to address traumatic effects. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families, as well as hundreds of hours of Continuing Education. I also work with adults and children who are experiencing life transitions, mood disorders, grief and loss, or psychological and spiritual problems. My clients include those who wish to improve their marriages, parenting, communication, and/or life skills.

Michelle Juhasz, LCSW, PPSC –

My name is Michelle Juhasz and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  I have been licensed for four years and have over 12 years of experience in various social work settings and populations including the Child Welfare system, Immigration, Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC), victims of domestic abuse and trauma, LGBTQ, and severally emotionally disturbed youth.  I have a passion to work with and advocate for individuals needing mental health services.  I  use a holistic approach, focusing on the myriad of factors that contribute to mental illness and work with my clients to balance and re evaluate their daily routines and practices in order to achieve success and healing.  I work with individuals, children, and families from diverse backgrounds and value and uphold cultural sensitivity to its highest degree.

I have extensive experience working with teenage youth who have experienced trauma and abuse and assisted in creating the mental health program for a local Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP).  As a holder of a Pupil Personnel Service Credential I have worked many hours and days in the school systems, working with the issues that face our children in schools such as bullying, discrimination and identifying the appropriate learning environments and tools for children with special education needs.  My work has also extended to those exhibiting severe and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorders, Major Depression, and Borderline Personality Disorder.

It is my belief that every individual deserves productive, accessible, and appropriate mental health services.  I work with community partners to bring less stigma and more normalcy to the topic of mental health and healing and am 100% committed to my clients success.

Crystal Pereira, MFT, LMFT-

Hello I am Crystal Pereira. I have a Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage, Family, and Children Therapy. I also have a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice. I have served families and children in need for over 20 years in Kern County. Currently I am a Marriage Family Therapist Intern. I have experience with working with those who have suffered from Conduct Disorder, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Substance Abuse Dependency, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness), Borderline Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

In 2012, I decided that I wanted to change the way that I serve others so I made the choice to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a firm believer that everyone deserves to be content in their lives and sometimes they need assistance getting back on track to just being in that state. My goal is to serve this community by providing therapeutic services to clients, help with goal-setting, marriage, family, and relationship problems, life transitions, psychological problems, stress management, grief and loss, behavioral/emotional problems, substance abuse/chemical dependency, parenting, communication, and/or life skills and spiritual growth.

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