“We are ecstatic to have Allison Bell and Lakeisha Gatling on our team,” said EAP Program Manager Brent Lo Caste-Wilken. “Their talent and experience will allow us to better serve employees across the organization.”
Bell is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical supervisor. She earned her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Tulane University and received her Masters in Social Work from Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Before joining Texas Children’s as a contract employee in 2008, Bell worked in schools, child protection, early intervention, military, mental health and other hospitals. She has been a family advocate, medical social worker, parent educator, therapist and a counselor. In addition to her degrees and certifications, Bell is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management, Applied Suicide Intervention Training Skills Teacher, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
Gatling is a licensed master social worker. She earned her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s College New York in Community Health and Human Services and her Masters of Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Gatling has worked as a medical social worker for a local behavioral health hospital. She also has more than seven years of experience with both internal and external employee assistance programs, providing individual counseling, case management and brief crisis intervention.
The EAP offers confidential, professional services to assist employees in solving personal difficulties affecting their personal lives and work. To learn more or to contact Bell or Gatling, call Ext. 4-3327.