OAKHURST — A licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist is helping to heal minds at Adventist Health / Community Care in Oakhurst.
Nina Farley-Bates is a native of Kingsburg who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Fresno. After earning her degree, she went on to earn a Master of Social Welfare from University of California, Berkeley.
“When two of my family members suffered different types of brain injuries there was little hope at that time to help them heal from their cognitive impairments, so their lives had become much more difficult,” Farley-Bates says. “That’s when I decided to apply to UC, Berkeley, because I wanted to learn how to help people.”
While at Berkeley and during internship training at UC, San Francisco and in Fresno, she learned how to help people like her family members recover from life-changing events that affect their mental, emotional and spiritual health.
She furthered her education by earning a Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University in Tempe.
Now, Farley-Bates focuses on integrated lifestyle health and psychotherapy to relieve depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I believe what’s healthy for the heart is healthy for the brain, and what’s healthy for the brain is good for the mind,” she says.
Farley-Bates may be reached at Community Care – Oakhurst located at 48677 Victoria Lane. Phone (559) 683-2711.
To learn more, please visit: www.OakhurstCare.com.
Adventist Health / Central Valley Network is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit www.AdventistHealth.org/central-valley for more information.