50 years of
COMBINED COUNSELING EXPERIENCE
We are here to help!
Here at Uplift Counseling, we believe in a holistic approach to help individuals navigate their journey in the healing and recovery process. Our vision is to deliver compassionate, meaningful, and culturally sensitive care that empowers individuals and their families to overcome barriers and significant life challenges. Services include outpatient behavioral health counseling and/or substance use assessment and treatment. Utilizing evidence base practices, our team is dedicated to providing counseling to individuals seeking support in personal growth, relationship difficulties, major life changes, family issues, stress, anxiety, depression, and substance use, as well as, appropriate linkages and referrals to support services within the community . Counseling services are available to individuals, couples, families, and groups. Contact us today for more information.
Lavina L.G. Camacho, MS, MFT, LPC
Behavioral Health Administrator
Mrs. Camacho serves as the Behavioral Health Administrator for Uplift Counseling Services. A daughter of Guam, she is a proud graduate of the University of Guam where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She also holds a Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Counseling from Capella University. Prior to joining WestCare Pacific Islands in 2020, Ms. Camacho was employed with the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center and the Department of Public Health and Social Services. She has over 16 years of combined experience of social work, wraparound care coordination, and counseling in the behavioral health field working with early childhood, adolescent, young adults, and family systems. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist.
Daniel A. Duenas, MSW, LCSW, MAC
Behavioral Health Counselor
Mr. Duenas is currently employed with Westcare Pacific Islands as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Uplift program. Mr. Duenas has extensive professional experience with nearly 40 years in the areas of substance use disorder treatment and mental health counseling. Prior to joining Westcare in 2016, Mr. Duenas worked for several respected behavioral health providers, including Guam Community Mental Health Center (which later became the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center), Guam Sanctuary Inc., and Cornerstone Counseling Services. Mr. Duenas has completed professional training courses in Clinical Supervision I and II, Motivational Interviewing, ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Co-occurring Disorders, Matrix Model, and Therapeutic Community Residential Treatment.
Samantha Eliptico, RRC, CSAC
Ms. Eliptico joined WestCare Pacific Islands in 2014 and currently serves as the Administrative and Financial Manager. In this role, she oversees all the Administrative and assist our Foundation office with Financial activities for the organization. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting. Ms. Eliptico also pursued an interest in counseling and received a Certificated Substance Abuse Counselor certification. She provides individual and group counseling to those experiencing substance misuse. Ms. Eliptico is also a Risk Reduction Counselor providing testing and counseling services to those at risk of HIV/STI.
CONTACT WESTCARE PACIFIC ISLANDS
Reflection Center, 222 Chalan Santo Papa Juan Pablo Dos Suite 102, Hagåtña, 96910, Guam
Phone: (671) 472-0218/9 ext.103