Our Team

Supervisor: Cara Graham, LICSW, CMHS

Cara Graham is an Approved Social Work Supervisor in the state of WA and provides individual supervision. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and a Child Mental Health Specialist, who has been practicing therapy in a variety of programs, schools, and clinics. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College and a Bachelor Degree in Human Development and Psychology from Eckerd College in Florida. Cara has also completed certificate coursework and practice in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Children and Adolescents, Trauma-Focused CBT, CBT Skills Modification for High-Functioning Autism, and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She has a true passion for helping others draw upon their own strengths, and develop the skills and support networks to reach the goals they have defined. Cara strives to deeply listen to each person and family’s unique needs and goals, treating each person holistically, compassionately, and without judgement. To learn more about Cara, please visit her professional website.

Supervisor: Joan Willemain, MSW, LICSW

Joan Willemain is an Approved Social Work Supervisor in the state of WA since 2005. She provides group supervision for Masters level Social Workers and other clinicians working toward licensure. Joan is a clinical social worker with over twenty years’ experience post-Masters. Her background includes many years of practice in non-profit agencies as well as maintaining a practice in psychotherapy and supervision. Her public practice has included community mental health, school based mental health, public health, Special Education, and child welfare. Since 1988 she has specialized in children, families, and adults recovering from trauma. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from Harborview Trauma and Sexual Assault Recovery Center, and she receives ongoing training from their team. Joan also has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. To learn more about Joan, please visit her professional website.

Mental Health Therapist: Salomé Valencia-Bohné, MA, MSW, LSWAIC

Salomé Valencia-Bohné, your clinical therapist, holds an associate license–meaning she has completed her graduate training but must still gather hours toward her independent license. She meets for weekly clinical supervision with two Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LICSW) who review her cases to ensure the highest quality of treatment. Salomé will gladly give you any information about her training and/or licensure process.

Intake Coordinator: Irma Rodriguez

Irma Rodriguez, your Intake Coordinator, has 25 years worth of professional experience in the medical field. She will be working alongside you in providing assistance with completing your intake forms. She appreciates helping others make progress in their lives and building compassionate relationships with clients. Irma is happy to support you as you navigate your mental health journey with, The Rivers Wellness and Advocacy Foundation.