Lynn Bristow, LCSW
Lynn Bristow, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor at Modesto Junior College Health Services since 2018, provides brief therapy/counseling to students and supervises our Masters in Social Work Interns from CSU Stanislaus. Lynn, once an MJC student and the first in her family to obtain a college degree (but not the last!), has an extensive background in providing mental health and support services to the community in a variety of settings. Lynn has worked with people as young as 2 years old to over 100. Lynn graduated from CSU, Fresno with her Masters of Social Work degree and was licensed in 2005. Lynn knows the struggle of being a student, working, and having family commitments all at the same time. Lynn loves the fact that at MJC you don’t have to have a “mental illness” to get services, if you want support, or to brainstorm ideas to improve self-care (being a student is hard) or want to work on issues like anxiety, depression, grief, etc., then the door is open to all active students.
Contact Health Services at (209) 575-6038 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment with Lynn.
Yuliana Baez Vargas
Yuliana Baez Vargas is pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from CSU, Stanislaus where she is currently finishing up her last year and plans to pursue a License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) after graduating. Her clinical interests include anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, addiction, and substance use disorders (SUD). In 2020, Yuliana graduated from CSU, Stanislaus with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. She is fluent in Spanish and open to providing counseling/therapy or any other services in Spanish for MJC students. "I know the struggle of being a first-generation student trying to navigate the challenges of college, especially as a Hispanic, undocumented woman. I feel fortunate to be part of the Deferred Action fo Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which paved my path to an opportunity in obtaining an education and career. My biggest goal as a MSW intern at MJC is to help students achieve individual growth by teaching them how to protect and care for their mental health as well as providing a safe environment for students to be their authentic selves. I strongly believe that positive change starts by learning to ask for help."
Yuliana's previous experiences include being a behavioral technician for children with autism ages 2-16. Most recently, she interned for Stanislaus County Behavioral Health in the Community Corrections Partnership (CCP) Department for the adult system. "My most enjoyable task in CCP was facilitating groups, and I hope to establish/facilitate groups while at MJC."
Contact Health Services at (209) 575-6038 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with Yuliana.
Alejandra is a dedicated mental health professional who is currently pursuing her
Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at CSU, Stanislaus. She holds a Bachelor of Arts
in Sociology, which she earned in 2016. With over 7 years of experience, Alejandra
has been actively engaged in assisting diverse populations by imparting valuable coping
strategies for managing mental health challenges.
Alejandra's commitment to enhancing the well-being of individuals is exemplified by her passion for equipping students with a comprehensive range of self-care techniques. Her aspiration is to collaborate closely with students, empowering them with effective tools to foster personal growth and resilience.
In addition to her expertise, Alejandra offers bilingual services, being fluent in both English and Spanish. This linguistic proficiency enables her to provide support and guidance to students in a culturally sensitive manner, fostering a deeper connection and understanding.
Contact Health Services at (209) 575-6038 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment with Alejandra.