Jill Johnson-Young
LCSW

Susana Anaya-Baca
LCSW

Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT

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Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW, is the CEO and Clinical Director of Central Counseling Services in Riverside. She is a certified Grief Recovery Facilitator, and specializes her private practice work in grief and loss, dementia, trauma, and adoption issues. She has more than a decade of experience with hospice and trains therapists and social workers in areas that include correctly treating childhood trauma, grief and loss, and dementia care. She holds a BA from UC Riverside, and her MSW from the University of South Florida.

Jill is the creator of Your Path Through Grief, which is a year-long, comprehensive grief support program which has a free therapist page. She is also the author of Your Own Path Through Grief a workbook for those in the grief process to work toward recovery, which can be used individually, in a group, or with a therapist. It is available on Amazon. She’s also the author of the children’s books Someone is sick- how do I say goodbye? and Someone I love Just Died: What happens now?

She is a member of the Purple Cities coalition in Riverside and facilitates a dementia support group monthly.

Jill is available for presentations about the following issues:

  • Grief and loss: all ages, all kinds of losses (pets, family, friends, chronic illness and sudden losses, hospice and what to expect, new ways to see grief, coping, how loss impacts the grieving person, others).

  • Adoption: losses involved, multiple placements, helping families transform through the adoption process, correctly identifying the issues adopted children may be facing.

  • Dementia: Losses, involved, coping for those with dementia and those impacted by it, recovery after a loss form dementia, family dynamics in coping with dementia.

  • Funeral industry: Helping families cope without being their grief counselor, identifying families with issues and high risk individuals, helping families after a mass murder situation, self-care, talking with children and helping parents cope with children after a loss.

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Susana Anaya-Baca, LCSW joined Central Counseling Services as a therapist in 2018. She is a graduate of California State University Long Beach School of Social Work where she earned her Master in Social Work with a concentration in older adults and families (OAF). She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW#69056) and is licensed to practice psychotherapy in California since 2015. She is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Anaya-Baca has experience working with a wide range of individuals and settings. Prior to entering private practice she practiced as a clinical medical social worker with individuals and families facing life-limiting illness in the area of home health, palliative care and hospice. Susana is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Susana is available for presentations about the following issues:

  • Grief and Loss: Loss as experienced by children and adults and how to support coping. Different kinds of losses (pets, family, friends, sudden loss) chronic illness, terminal illness, functional loss, hospice, hospice and the Latino population, death and dying what to expect.

  • Dementia: Positive interactions with individuals with memory impairment. Maintaining safety for individuals with dementia living at home.

  • Aging: Aging and its losses (mental and physical), aging in place, cognitive strengthening.

  • Care giving issues: caregiver burnout, self-care and stress reduction.

  • Women’s issues: new mother experience, traumatic birth and postpartum depression.

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Sheralyn (Sherry) Shockey-Pope, LMFT is the Chief Operation Officer and Co-Owner of Central Counseling Services, a successful and vibrant group practice in Riverside, CA. She has been licensed since 2000. Her group practice serves about 625 clients which translates into over 1250 client sessions monthly. Sherry oversees the day to day operation of the practice in two locations and she directly supervises associates, licensed therapists and the support staff. Her practice consists of 23 clinicians and 3 support staff.

She created Therapist Practice in A Box (Therapistbox.com) because she wanted to fill a need in helping graduate students and newly licensed clinicians build their foundation in business. Sherry breaks down the clutter into doable actionable steps. She also coaches therapists in create successful, profitable and flourishing practices. Therapist Practice in a Box, the Book she authored is a step by step guide to build a private practice. This book will save therapists a great deal of time, frustration and money. Sherry totally believes in reaching out and joining with other therapists to create thriving healing communities.

Sherry has presented at various conferences, for professional organizations such as CAMFT, AAMFT, NASW and CAPLCC and the Public Child Welfare Training Academy for Professional Excellence (California State University San Diego Foundation) She is comfortable with both professional and community groups. Sherry see the big picture and breaks down complex and confusing subjects into smaller digestible pieces. She often includes audience participation to demonstrate a particular point and reinforce learning.

Sherry is available for presentations about the following:

  • Private Practice building for therapists that want successful private practices, structure, fees, clients, networking, marketing, social media and videos.

  • 11 Steps that graduates students can do today to lay the foundation of practice building.

  • Ethics and Practice building

  • Self-Care for Therapists and caregivers. How to define it, create it and action steps to take it.

  • Intimate Partner Violence, what is it, how is it so sneaky, is it dangerous?

  • Mental Health concerns: depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting.

  • Anxiety reduction, depression relief, adoption issues, grief and loss, divorce and trauma recovery.

Upcoming Events

1/23/19: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease: An update for Professionals, Miller Jones Mortuary & Crematory, Ramona Room, 1501 W Florida Ave, Hemet, CA, 10am

3/22/19: How do I talk to my grieving client? The “stuff” to know, and the words not to use, LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY │Department of Social Work & Social Ecology, 1898 Business Center Dr., San Bernardino, CA, 9am

4/16/19: Dealing With Loss, UCR Osher Life Lecture Series, UC Riverside

4/27/19: Grief Shouldn’t = Forever, CAMFT Statewide conference, San Francisco, CA

8/29/19: Child Abuse and Neglect and its Impact, Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center

9/13/19: Our Story: Adoption in LGBTQ Families, Diversity in Parenting, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 2085 S Harbor Blvd | Anaheim, CA

Prior Engagements

Grief and Recovery, Inland Association for the Continuity of Care, Renaissance Village Moreno Valley

Grieving Caregivers Who Break The Rules, International Grief and Bereavement Conference, Univ of WI La Crosse

Grief before and After, Parkview Community Hospital Foundation

Transforming Bereavement: Clinical Practices for Grief and Loss. Podcast for Good Therapy Continuing Education

Dementia Education Series facilitator, Riverside Medical Clinic Foundation

Recognizing Dementia- Getting it Right, NASW Statewide conference, LAX

My Client is Dying: What Can I say and Do?, Redwood Area CAMFT Chapter, Santa Rosa, CA

California Funeral Directors Association, Statewide Conference, 2016: Taking Care of Grieving Families While Taking Care of You

CAMFT Inland Empire Chapter, 2017: Dementia 101

City of Riverside, Purple Cities Education Series, 2016 available on the city website: Dementia 101

CAMFT State Conference, 2013: Treating Adoption Families Right: Attachment Issues versus Attachment Disorder

Myositis Foundation of America, 2010: Adapting to change in chronic illness

Life Long Learning Program, Cal State University Fullerton, OLLIE, 2014-2018, presenting on talking about death with children, having difficult conversations, breaking the grief rules, multicultural perspectives on burial and cremation, new relationships after loss, and additional topics.

Upcoming Events

September 10, 2018 - SCALE Charter School Corona , CA - Suicide Awareness Week Keynote Speaker

Upcoming Events

Full Couch Summit 2019 – Private Practice Visibility Transformation Good Therapy, HARO Training, Jan 28th-February 29th, 2019

Prior Engagements

Good Therapy 7 Marketing Strategies for Starting a Private Practice on December 10, 2018 at 9am Pacific Time

Desert CAMFT: Shh… The 7 Best Marketing Secrets to Building an Ethical Private Practice.

Riverside Senor Center: Depression and Exercise

University of Riverside: Social Studies: What is Social Work, can you help people and make money?

Argosy University Psychology Graduate Program. 11 steps Graduates can do today to Create a Private Practice.

RECAMFT: Ethical Private Practice Building

Rape Crisis Center of Riverside: Child Abuse and the Developing Brain & Child Abuse Reporting.

Riverside and San Bernardino Counties Child Protective Services: Engagement and Interviewing.