“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou
Koreema Walden is a Primary Therapist and Program Director at the Mental Health & Wellness Center. Since 2009, Koreema has worked in several programs throughout the City of Los Angeles treating children and teenagers. She has an extensive background in working with children and adolescents in schools within the community. She spent a year as an intern at the Veterans Administration doing therapeutic work with female war veterans struggling with sexual trauma, addiction recovery, and homelessness at the Veterans Administration (VA). Prior to joining Visions, she worked at a school-based program treating adolescents and part-time as a College Academic Advisor.
Koreema specializes in engaging in community-based work and supporting organizations to engage in community-based work as well as serve diverse cultural populations. One of her current projects is working on certification to teach yoga to populations that would otherwise not be offered the opportunity to do yoga, and she has completed Trauma-Informed Yoga Training.
Koreema has been part of the Visions community since 2013. She is a member of the California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators and graduated from Antioch University with a specialization in Community Psychology.
Koreema has a passion for reconnecting parents and their adolescents; helping adolescents develop the ability to self-advocate and find confidence; and most importantly, connecting adolescents to find humor and the playful side amongst the seriousness of treatment. What most fulfills her professionally is the potential that is there for every client and their family.
By day, you can find her therapizing with our adolescents and their families, cracking a joke with wonderful co-workers… and she has been known to bust a dance move or two or five! On her own time outside of work, she is usually on mom duty with her 2 boys or can be found running, dancing, doing some sort of activity, or having family time.