John Black, MSW, LCSW-S
Behavioral Health Specialist Bilingual
Black is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has practiced in the field of mental and behavioral health since 2007. He completed his Masters of Social Work degree from Brigham Young University in 2007. His Bachelors degree is in Marriage, Family, Human Development (with Spanish minor) also from BYU.
He has experience in working with diverse populations in areas of substance abuse and other addictions, trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, and child and adolescent behavioral issues through individual and group therapy.
John believes that we can all use a helping hand at times. Life is full of unexpected twists and surprises and he enjoys trying to assist others along the way. We're all in this together.
"I love traveling, seeing this beautiful world and the amazing people in it. I've been blessed to have lived in many different places, including South America for a few years."
Amber Griffin, MSW, LCSW
Behavioral Health Manager
Amber Griffin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has practiced in the field of mental and behavioral health since 2011. She completed both her graduate and undergraduate degree in the field of Social Work at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
She has experience in working with diverse populations in areas of substance abuse, trauma, grief, phase-of-life changes, anxiety, depression, and child and adolescent behavioral issues through individual, family, and group therapy.
Amber takes pride in her integrity and compassion of helping others and strives to provide a safe space for people to grow. She believes we should focus on the adventures in the obstacles of lives.
She enjoys music, arts and crafts, and learning about the world and different cultures.
Denise Mershon, LCSW
Behavioral Health Specialist
Denise Mershon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that has practiced both mental health and behavioral health with individuals in all developmental stages of life. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She received her master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in Manhattan, NY. Denise has helped individuals with chronic mental illness, personality disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, including the intellectually and developmentally challenged, in a variety of settings: inpatient units, outpatient clinics, private practice, with military personnel and their families, inner city group homes with adolescents, and play therapy with young children in schools. Denise’s previous roles were Clinical Supervisor, Executive Director, and Direct Service Provider in both for-profit and not-for-profit environments. Denise demonstrates a passion for her work with various ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and religions, as she sees both her clients and her work as an ever evolving adventure and experience.
“I enjoy spending time with family, reading, participating in wellness, and traveling.”