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Tea Beradze, LMFT

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Tea Beradze,  the interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  joined the Camp as Clinical Director in June of 2021. She was responsible for creating and implementing adult and adolescent treatment curricula for the residential, partial, and intensive outpatient programs.

Tea holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is licensed in the state of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She has undergone training from the Beck Institute, the founding authority on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as coursework on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy from its creator, Marsha Linehan. Additionally, Tea is a certified EMDR provider and will soon complete the necessary qualifications to train and supervise other clinicians on EMDR as well.

After finishing her education, Tea began her career as a Hospice Therapist, counseling patients and families through grief and loss. She broadened her experience by working simultaneously with children and teens in school settings and providing couples counseling through her private practice. She has been offering consultation, training, and clinical supervision to other therapists since 2019.

In addition to her background in Psychology, Tea also had a deep interest in social issues and public mental health. She was drawn to use her talents for the benefit of the underserved and took a position as a Mobile Crisis Responder for Uplift Family Services, triaging unfolding mental health emergencies in her local community. Tea excelled in her duties and built on this challenging role to become a Program Manager for an adolescent crisis stabilization unit. She then went on to become Clinical Director for Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Program, providing care to individuals within the criminal justice system suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Tea’s tremendous experience and fearless dedication to community mental health eventually earned her a prestigious post as Clinical Director for San Jose Behavioral Health, a large inpatient psychiatric hospital for adults and teens in the South Bay. Here she oversaw individuals placed on involuntary holds for being a danger to themselves or others, or gravely disabled.

In her current role at The Camp, Tea blends her multi-faceted clinical experience with her passion for employee development and leadership. She enjoys helping new therapists broaden their skills and find new ways to connect with their clients. In treatment, as in management, Tea believes in a whole-person approach, drawing on emotional, spiritual, psychological, and community resources to produce meaningful growth. Utilizing a wrap-around approach to care, she strives to ensure that her clients and her teammates have every tool available that they need to succeed.

Tea enjoys painting and poetry. She believes music and art are tremendously therapeutic and strives to infuse them into her work whenever she can.

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