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Trent Hansen, LCSW

Director of Clinical Services

Trent Hansen is Eagle Quest’s Director of Clinical Services and has been with the agency since 2011. As Director, he works to improve and manage our mental health program and gives guidance and direction to our team. He helps improve and expand our programs, trains employees in evidenced-based treatments like Family Behavior Therapy and Together Facing the Challenge, and helped create the Nevada chapter of ATSA. Trent values education, self-actualization, and uses a person-centered approach to help clients, employees, and organizations reach their full potential. He also enjoys to keeping up with the latest technology and entertainment and sets personal challenges like reading novels.

 


 

Esmeralda Rico-Aldaz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Esme Rico-Aldáz graduated in 2008 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and again in 2013 with her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in working with children and youth in the foster care, probation, and parole, and with perpetrators of sexual abuse. The therapeutic approach she utilizes is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also has social work experience in hospice, nursing homes, and school settings.

 


 

Zachary Tippetts

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Zach is a native of Las Vegas. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Brigham Young University – Hawaii, and his Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He considers himself very blessed to have a profession that allows him to offer help to others. He enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing, as well as any hands-on task. In treatment, he uses many evidence-based techniques when working with his clients, including aspects of cognitive-behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. He understands that change comes from within a person, and he works with each of his clients at his or her own pace. He views therapy with the perspective that mental health issues are highly treatable, and can be significantly reduced and/or completely eliminated with the proper treatment. His goal is to provide his clients with the tools they need in order to make changes that will last throughout their lives.

 


 

Hillary Mirabal, LCSW

Quality Assurance Clinician

Hillary Mirabal is originally from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. She is a Master of Social Work graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Nevada, and a Clinical Social Worker Intern for Eagle Quest. She has been working in Mental Health for over 4 years as a Qualified Behavioral Aide (QBA) and Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), and is now a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialed through Nevada Medicaid and Amerigroup. She is also a Group Exercise Instructor, teaching group exercise classes on her days off as well as in the evenings. She educates and empowers people daily on the benefits of exercise for overall physical health and mental health.

 


 

Kendra Mesa

Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapist Intern

Kendra Meza is a Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapist Intern. She graduated with a Masters of Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy from Lewis and Clark College in Portland OR, in 2018, and earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Addiction Treatment Services from University of Nevada Reno 2011. Kendra credits her time as an in-home worker as a job that continues to inform her work as a clinician. Kendra believes in helping the family, not just the individual. Kendra is a systemic therapist at heart who is interested in helping clients raise awareness of how issues of social justice affect and inform our lives on daily basis. In her off time Kendra enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family.

 


 

Casey Kanarek

Clinical Social Worker Intern

Casey Kanarek is a Las Vegas native, born and raised. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a Minor in Child Development, and her Master of Social Work at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She has been working in the mental health field since 2015 as a Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA) doing Psychosocial Rehabilitation and is now a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialed through Nevada Medicaid. She is currently a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Nevada and a Clinical Social Work Intern for Eagle Quest. She has always had a passion for seeking to understand people, helping them feel validated, and empowering them to overcome their struggles and live a healthy and fulfilled life. Using her education and related work experience, she primarily uses a client-centered approach as she believes each individual is the expert of his/her own life. In her personal life, Casey enjoys traveling, hiking, spending quality time with her family and friends, and volunteering at summer camps.

 


 

Roxanne Aronson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Roxanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of New England. Roxanne is certified in Family Behavior Therapy, and enjoys assisting others in realizing and reaching their goals as individuals or families. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and spending time with her family.

 


 

Jessica Pierce

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a Clinical Social Work- Intern therapist who works with Juvenile Sex Offenders and their families, to provide specific treatment and support to ensure proper transition for the youth to return home. In addition to working with clients at Eagle Quest, I am one of two School Social Workers for Clark County School District piloting a School Based Mental Health program for the 2018-2019 school year, hoping to spread the program district wide for all students to have access to these services. My values are centered around family and education, which inform my practice by providing families with optimal services needed in order to improve functioning, and advocating for my client’s best interest in the educational setting. I am always looking for new treatment techniques and education about areas related to my scope of practice. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family doing outdoor activities such as hiking, off road adventures, camping, boating, and traveling.

 


Danielle Flores

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bio forthcoming

 


 

Candace Arnott

Clinical Social Worker Intern

Candace Arnott is originally from Southern California where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, at La Sierra University. In 2015, Candace graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California. Candace is currently a Clinical Social Work Intern at Eagle Quest where she specializes in working with children and youth in the foster care, victims of crime, probation, adults, and families. In treatment, she utilizes evidenced-based therapeutic interventions such as, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Expressive Art, Mindful Meditation, and Spirituality components. Candace has additional training and certification as a Family Court Mediator through William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), Bounce Back, Family Behavior Therapy, and is a Licensed School Social Worker. Candace enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, going to the beach on the weekends, Acrylic painting, and listening to jazz and Broadway musicals. Her passion is to advocate for people’s rights, and work with the LGBTQIA+ Community. Candace believes in continued growth and learning through multiple facets in clinical social work to enhance services for her clients.

 


 

Deanna Moslander

Clinical Social Worker Intern

Bio forthcoming

 


Emily Garcia

Clinical Social Worker Intern

Bio forthcoming

 


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