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Trent Hansen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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Trent Hansen began his mental health career on the front lines, working over three years in Utah as a direct care staff at a wilderness therapy program for troubled youth, at a long-term care state hospital, and at a short-term acute psychiatric hospital. As part of his university education, he received two years of training in counseling mentally ill youth, adults, and court ordered clients. After completing his Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Utah, he returned home to Las Vegas, NV, and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Trent worked nearly four years at a residential treatment center, providing individual, family, and group therapy to youth with mental health and sexual behavior problems. Next, he worked at one of the largest outpatient psychotherapy clinics in town, helping a wide variety of clients with many different problems, and on weekends traveled to emergency rooms to do acute mental health evaluations. He then returned to treating adolescents in a group home setting and joined Eagle Quest in 2011.

As Clinical Director at Eagle Quest, Trent continues to help at-risk youth and families, foster care clients, and youth and adults in the community. He leads Eagle Quest’s clinical team in using evidenced-based practices and assuring successful outcomes. He has helped expand Eagle Quest’s services to include substance abuse treatment to meet the community’s needs. In helping clients, he individualizes treatment to each client, and has skills and training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. He also obtained additional training to become a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP). He works closely with the community leaders, helping the agency partner with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Family Services, and the Division of Child and Family Services. Trent is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), and has been the chair of the JSO Coalition of Clark County (2014-2016) and Interim-President of the Nevada ATSA chapter (2015-2016). Trent enjoys travel and loves new technology, music, and reading psychology related books.

Jennifer Fitkin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
JSO Unit Clinical SupervisorJennifer Fitkin

Jennifer loves being active outdoors and it was her love of nature that first drew her to work for Eagle Quest. Jennifer has regularly attended the Eagle Quest summer camps and believes in the therapeutic value of nature. She tries to incorporate this approach when possible with clients. Jennifer also believes that nutrition and fitness are an important part of good mental health. She is a Level 1 CrossFit Trainer and utilizes techniques and interventions gained through this training in her approach with clients.

Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jennifer has many years of experience working with at-risk youth and families in residential, outpatient and in-home settings. Jennifer has extensive training and experience using evidenced based practices such as Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has a strengths based approach and also utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy models. In 2014 Jennifer furthered her education and became a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional (CSOTP).

 

Ilia Hampton, Licensed Clinical Social WorkerIllia Hampton
Ilia was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University Nevada, Reno, and her Master’s in Social Work from San Jose State University. She enjoys working with individuals on probation and parole with mental health issues and concerns. She enjoys sports and traveling with her family. She has over ten years of experience working with juveniles on probation and parole. The therapeutic approach she takes is Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has social work experience in hospital, detention, group home, and CPS settings.

 

Zachary Tippetts, Clinical Social Worker InternZachary Tippetts
Zach is a native to Las Vegas. He completed a Bachelor’s in Psychology at Brigham Young University - Hawaii, and Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently completing a clinical internship. He feels very blessed to be able to help people as part of his job. He enjoys being outdoors, camping, hiking, and enjoying life. He uses many techniques when working with his clients, including aspects of cognitive-behavioral, motivational, and solution-focused therapy techniques. His goal is to provide his clients with the tools they need in order to make long-lasting change in their lives.

 

Esmeralda Rico-Aldaz, Clinical Social Worker InternEsmeralda Rico-Aldaz
Esme Rico-Aldáz graduated in 2008 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and again in 2013 with her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in working with children and youth in the foster care, probation, and parole, and with perpetrators of sexual abuse. The therapeutic approach she utilizes is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also has social work experience in hospice, nursing homes, and school settings.

 

Hillary Mirabal, Clinical Social Worker InternHillary Mirabal
Hillary Mirabal is originally from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico. She is a Master of Social Work graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a Licensed Social Worker through the State of Nevada, and a Clinical Social Worker Intern for Eagle Quest. She has been working in Mental Health for over 4 years as a Qualified Behavioral Aide (QBA) and Qualified Mental Health Associate (QMHA), and is now a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) credentialed through Nevada Medicaid and Amerigroup. She is also a Group Exercise Instructor, teaching group exercise classes on her days off as well as in the evenings. She educates and empowers people daily on the benefits of exercise for overall physical health and mental health.

 

Roxanne Aronson, Clinical Social Worker InternRoxanne Aronson
Roxanne completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and her Master’s in Social Work at the University of New England. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and spending time with her family. She has volunteered for the past five years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in foster care. She is passionate about assisting others to improve their well-being. She uses a friendly, warm approach, and is serious about encouraging clients to reach their therapeutic goals. She uses therapeutic approaches such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Client Focused Therapy to do this.

 

Psychiatry Team

Dr. Jacob Manjooran, MD
Medical Director


Michelle Giddings, PhD, APRN, NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner