Lee Woodward Counseling Center for Women (LWCC) is an outpatient program that provides integrated substance use and mental health services for women who reside in San Francisco. Our counseling approach is trauma-informed, harm reduction and strengths-based. Services include individual, group and case management services as well as yoga, parenting support and child care. Our goals are to provide a safe and respectful counseling space for women from all walks of life and to reduce the impact of substance use and mental health conditions that lead to healthy, meaningful lives.
The Clinical Team Leader/Therapist at LWCC works collaboratively with a team consisting of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Counselors to provide clinical direction and oversight of Drug Medi-Cal (DMC) services. Under the DMC model, they are qualified to establish medical necessity, diagnosis and approve SUD treatment plans. The Clinical Team Leader/Therapist also maintains a caseload of clients seeking substance use and mental health treatment. This position conducts assessments, individual, group counseling sessions, progress reviews with each client, crisis management and discharge planning. The Clinical Team Lead/Therapist acts as a liaison between the agency and outside organizations, collaborating with program staff to link clients with appropriate resources in the community (e.g. vocational, housing, and medical services).