Specialties, Education, Accomplishments and Recognitions


  • Certified Gottman Method Couples' Therapist
  • Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • EMDR HAPP Trainer Part I and Part II
  • EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist
  • EMDRIA Approved Consultant
  • Trauma Recovery/ EMDR HAP Facilitator
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Anger Management
  • Loss and Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Panic Disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Addictions and Substance Abuse
  • Couples, Relationship Issues and Parenting
  • Trilingual in Arabic, Aramaic and English
Education and Licensure
  • Master Of Social Work, SDSU
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology With Honors, SDSU
  • AA Degree with Honors, Cuyamaca and Grossmont College
  • Dean's List, Cuyamaca College
  • Dean's List, SDSU
  • Member of Phi Beta kappa Honor Society
  • Member Of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Board of Behavioral Sciences License, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, California

Professional Organization Membership

  • A Member of National Association of Social Work
  • Member of EMDR International Association
  • An Honorary Member of the Board of Directors for the Chaldean Middle Eastern Social Service


  • Co-Founder of the Chaldean and Middle Eastern Social Services (CMSS), in 2007.
  • Founder of Angels of Hope Counseling Serivices on 1234 East Main Street, Suite 202, El Cajon, CA. 92021


  • I was awarded and appreciated for hard work and dedication to the Chaldean Middle Social Services (CMSS) organization, September 2011.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation from San Diego State University School of Social Work for providing Field Instruction to Social Work Interns, May 2011.
  • Received a thank you for volunteering with the Mental Health Mobile Campaign that raised awareness of CounselingCalifornia.com, talk therapy, and the scope of Marriage and Family Therapists, 2011.
  • County of San Diego presented a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of work performed for wild storm victims during the October wildfires in San Diego County, 2004.
  • Received a Certificate of Appreciation from County of San Diego Health and Human Service Agency-Mental Health Services; in recognition of exemplary performance in support of agency's mission, 2003.
  • Won an award from County of San Diego Mental Health services for an excellent job facilitating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Groups at East County Mental Health Clinic, 2003.
  • Received Employee Of The Month Certificate at East County Mental Health Clinic in recognition of outstanding service,1999.
  • Received individual Award from California State University San Marcos; Celebration of Service Awards; in recognition for time and effort dedicated to community service at Charter Hospital North, in 1997.
  • Won individual recognition for an exceptional essay, outstanding report, and excellent project in a writing and rhetoric class at SDSU.

Specialties, Accomplishments and Rcognitions by Berandette Talia, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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