Leadership and Staff
Shianne Torales, LMFT
Shianne Torales is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist with 17 years of DMH experience. She has worked with several contracted agencies in service areas 1,2,3,4,7 and 8 providing direct mental health services to children, adults and/or their families in the office, home, and/or community settings as well as Quality Improvement. Direct services provided included Prevention and Early Interventions such as Seeking Safety, Aggression Replacement Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Intervention, and Brief Parenting Enhancement Interventions, which is Praxis currently within the school-based and Full-Service Partnership programs. As a Quality Improvement Specialist, Shianne reviewed documentation from MAT, TBS, FSP, Wraparound, CAWORKS/gain, FCCS (Adult and Children), probation, and Wellness programs as well as provided clinical guidance and training regarding documentation requirements. Supervisory duties include teaching and reviewing DMH documentation such as the clinical loop between the assessment, treatment plan and progress note, writing specific achievable mental health and case management goals, and collaboration with supervisees on formulating DSM/ICD-10 codes; holding team meetings to complete case presentations and improve clinical skills; providing guidance about red flag issues, HIPPAA compliance and ethical/legal responsibilities; and providing individual and/or group supervision. Currently, Shianne serves as the Clinical Director for BRIDGES in service area 3.