CHILD AND FAMILY PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
EDUCATION AND WORK HISTORY
Hector Aleman was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in a Mexican-American neighborhood. He began his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University and later transferred to Southern Oregon University where he graduated with a BS in Social Sciences in 1984. After raising two children, he proceeded to follow his dream and acquired a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2004. Major course work included an emphasis on Child Welfare with one year internship with children at a Women’s Shelter and another year working at DHS Child Welfare’s Medford office.
Mr. Aleman is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has specialized in working with children, youth, families and Hispanic populations. Prior history in clinical work includes: La Clinica School-Based Health Center where he worked as a Mental Health Therapist at Phoenix Elementary August 2007 – 2014; as a social worker with Rogue Valley Youth Build 2005 – 2007; and Child Welfare, Medford, OR 2003 – 2005. Mr. Aleman enjoys backpacking, cycling, skiing, visual and performing arts.
PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
He believes everyone can reach an optimum state of health. As a therapist, his experience lies in the areas of children, teens and families. He uses a multifaceted approach to identifying, following and unfolding the processes his clients present. His practice uses many methods including Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Family Systems approach, Bowen’s Family of Origin approach, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Michael Whites’ Narrative Therapy with strong use of the basic principles of Arnold Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology (modern approach to Jungian Psychology).
Children will use sand tray, board games, puppets, water color painting, clay sculpturing, collage and play-dough as some of the playful tools to assist in outward expression of their thoughts and feelings. These tools are offered with no pressure added to encourage creativity and rapport; it is important that elements of fun, imagination and creativity are allied together with modalities of treatment to address difficulties. This is a common approach used in play treatment and varieties of art therapies.
In working with families he will open a broader framework to help the family view problems as offering insight or keys to greater family health and happiness. Families will be supported in the discovery of new aspects of themselves and through this growth and change gain a greater sense of well being. I welcome adults, couples and Hispanic clients into my practice.
Hector is currently on the below insurance panels:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
United Behavioral Health
If you do not see your insurance listed here we can bill as an out-of-network provider, if applicable. Please call your carrier and inquire if you have out-of-network benefits available.
This office does not accept Medicare or the Oregon Health Plan.