About Me

Nell (Ellen) Branco, LCSW, MPH

License #LCS 28376

 

 social work and teaching

 

  • 20+ years counseling experience

  • 6 years community mental health experience (IHS and FSA)

  • Child, adult, and group counseling

  • 10 years high school teaching experience

  • 7 years middle school teaching experience

  • Intermediate level training from National Pediatric Hypnotherapy Institute

  • Teen health curriculum development

  • Coordination and consultation with school staff and faculty.

  • Diagnostic assessment using DSM IV / V

  • Crisis intervention

  • Case management

  • Intake and community resourcing

  • Group facilitator for social skills, CBT, and DBT

  • Focus on adolescent and Native American health issues

  • Public health research

 

 education

 

MSW, Children and Families, University of California at Berkeley                                   1998

 

MPH, Maternal and Child Health, University of California at Berkeley                            1996

        

BA, Social Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA                                       1992

 

 

 professional experience

TUBA CITY REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CORP.                                                        August 2021- Present

Tuba City, AZ

Mental Health Counselor

MARIN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL                                                                            August 2016- June 2021

Corte Madera, CA

Upper School Counselor​

 

SONOMA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL                                                                      Nov. 2017-Oct. 2018

Provided temporary school counseling for students affected by the Sonoma Complex Fire on an as-needed basis.

MARIN COMMUNITY CLINIC                                                                                   April 2016- May 2017

Novato and San Rafael campuses                                                                    

Group therapy facilitator                                                                                                        ​

 

SAN DOMENICO SCHOOL                                                                                      2013- 2016

San Anselmo, CA

Middle School Counselor                                                                                        

THE BENTLEY SCHOOL

Lafayette, CA                                                                                                              2009-2013

Director of Counseling for the Upper School

FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY OF MARIN

San Rafael, CA                                                                                                            2007-2009

ASW Intern for Child, Adult, and Family Team

THE BRANSON SCHOOL

Ross, CA                                                                                                                      2006-2009

Health and Wellness Educator

SAN FRANCISCO UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL

San Francisco, CA                                                                                                       2001-2004

Health Educator​

 

NORTHERN NAVAJO MEDICAL CENTER, INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE

Shiprock, NM                                                                                                               1998-2001

Mental Health Liaison​ for Iina Clinic and HPDP

Current Board Work:

CANAL ALLIANCE

San Rafael, CA.

THE BAY SCHOOL OF SAN FRANCISCO

SF, CA

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