Paisley Pijuan, LCSW
“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued.“
It is fulfilling being a part of a child or teens growth and seeing them develop a better understanding of themselves. This important development of skills will help support them throughout their life. I use a variety of techniques such as play therapy, psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral techniques, strength-based approaches, short-term solution focused strategies, mindfulness, and skills that help decrease anxiety, depression and increase confidence. I always start where the child or teen is most comfortable and work collaboratively in helping them meet their goals. I create a safe space, listen to concerns, and incorporate fun in the process.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, and families. I graduated from UCLA with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) in 1995. My experiences include supporting kids, teens and adults with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-harm, coping skills, relationship issues, parenting concerns, co-parenting, communication issues, cultural and identity struggles, grief and loss, domestic violence, and decision making. I have worked in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, home health/hospice, schools (middle school and high school), telehealth, and as a child custody mediator for 15 years at the Ventura County Superior Court. I have dedicated my career to working with children, teens, and families because the experiences children and teens have shape and inform them but don’t necessarily have to define them. I am also skilled at working with parents to assist them in learning more about their children and how to best support them. I am licensed in both California and Oregon.
Outside of Work
I am a wife and mother of two children, three doggies, and two guinea pigs. I love walking, biking (road and mountain), hiking, jogging, kayaking, and just being outdoors. I also enjoy listening to podcasts and reading. I am grateful for the ongoing learning I experience through my work with children, teens, and families. I grew up in California but spent my childhood summers in Bend. I am thrilled to make Bend my home now.
- Divorce/separated and blended families and the parenting challenges associated with these life experiences
- Depression and anxiety
- Gender Identity
- Adjustment disorders