Carol Cole, M.S.W. , L.C.S.W., MSWAC, SAP (Substance Abuse Professional, Dept. of Transportation), and Board Certified Diplomate, Certified Sports Counselor, Master Social Work Addictions Counselor, Continuing Education Provider and Certified Pranic Healer, offers over 20 years of clinical experience and training with diverse populations.
“Empowering the client to make their own treatment decisions, at their own pace, identifying strengths and resilience while exploring options on emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual levels is an essential part of the healing process.” Striving for balance and realizing dreams.
Ms. Cole is an established national lecturer, and was NASW’s 1997 “Social Worker of the Year” for reg. F. She received The Michael Lambert, Ph.D. 2003 and 2007 Award for Clinical Excellence from PacifiCare Behavioral Health.
Practice began at community mental health in Orange County, CA, where she has been involved in program development and implementation with chronic mentally ill and dual diagnosis populations; Clinical Director of the Orange County Health Care Agency Psychiatric Emergency Team, Adolescent inpatient, Foster Care, Child Protection and Adoptions, as well as Geriatric populations and Trauma Specialist, and is a Certified Master Social Work Addictions Counselor and is a charter member of National Association of Sports Counselors, and recently is a Subject Matter Expert for Board of Behavioral Sciences new Exam Construction.
Ms. Cole is an Adjunct Lecturer at USC and has held part-time positions at California State University, Fullerton specializing in Cross Cultural Counseling, as well as serving as a Field Instructor at California State University, Long Beach Graduate School of Social Work; former Clinical Supervisor for Orange County Inpatient Managed Care Hospital Diversion Services; Co-author of Everything You Need to Know To Pass The L.C.S.W. Orals; and author of No Longer A Victim, Practical Guide to DSM-IV Diagnosis & Treatment 1st & 2nd Editions, California and National Mock Written Social Work Exam Study Material, Audio Training CD’s and her latest book, Everything You Need to Know to Become a Competent Clinician.
Ms. Cole is a dedicated exam licensing trainer and CEU provider for Board of Behavioral Sciences and Board of Registered Nursing and National Board of Forensic Counselors, former faculty for NASW, and was nominated for the “Koshland Award” for California’s best practitioner of 1998.
Ms. Cole is in private practice in Temecula, California and is the co-founder of Addictions & Pain Healing Center in Temecula. She and her staff have a Holistic approach to assisting the healing process from Alcohol and Drug addictions, as well as eating disorders, pain, panic and anxiety disorders.