Martha Mendes, CSW, CASUDC
Martha, born and raised in Mexico. She received her Master's in Social Work with emphasis in Mental Health from the University of Utah. She served as an undergraduate intern at Recovery Works, at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). While working at Recovery Works, she noticed that many participants had experienced sexual assault, and this sparked her interest for trauma. As a Certified Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor and a Sexual Assault Counselor, she hopes to better serve and understand her clients. Martha also worked as a Graduate Research Assistant at the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Intervention Development, at the University of Utah.
Martha is multilingual and she has lived in several different countries. Living in different countries has helped her expand her worldview and understand that you can never be culturally competent. However, you can be open to learning and with respectful curiosity you can better understand other cultures and worldviews. Martha and her family are passionate travelers and explorers.