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Veronica Tovar LCSW Therapist in Modesto CA
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Certified by the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute
Certified by AutPlay Therapy
Certified by TraumaPlay

Veronica Tovar, Therapist

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), RYT 200

Veronica Tovar is a Modesto native, whose passions have taken her throughout California.  She has now settled back in her hometown in hopes of making a difference in the community.

Veronica received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology Law and Society at the University of California Irvine.  In her senior year, Veronica had her first introduction to the social work field, through an internship with New Directions, a substance abuse recovery center for women with children. Although Veronica enjoyed working with the women, she found that her passion was working with the children of the program. Following this passion, Veronica pursued her Masters of Social Work (MSW) and graduated from California State University Stanislaus.

After earning her MSW, Veronica worked throughout the county systems, beginning in child welfare sector.  The pain and suffering that Veronica witnessed throughout her time in child welfare prompted her to move into the realm of mental health, where she felt she would have more of an impact in assisting children.  This realization prompted Veronica to intern with a private counseling agency.  There she gained experience with play and sandplay therapies.

In 2014, Veronica Tovar made children’s mental health her primary career focus and began working as a mental health clinician for San Joaquin County, where she provided individual counseling, case management, and crisis intervention.

Throughout her time at San Joaquin County, Veronica was able to explore and gain experience with several types of therapy, including: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-focused CBT, and solution-focused therapy. During this time Veronica earned her title of Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Veronica has recently begun to incorporate other holistic approaches with traditional therapy; mainly, trauma informed yoga.  In order to best serve her clients, Veronica completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training through Elevate Community Yoga, a local Modesto studio.  She also completed two separate comprehensive trainings focused solely on Trauma Informed Yoga.

Veronica Tovar’s education, employment, trainings, and other endeavors have created a mental health provider that is passionate and capable of serving a wide variety of mental health needs.

Breathing Through Counseling & Wellness Services

1604 Ford Ave., Suite 3

Modesto, CA 95350

Ph: (209) 423-9333


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