San Francisco, CA
About San Francisco, CA
The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, a sparkling bay, streets lined with elegant Victorian homes, and rich cuisine—San Francisco is undeniably one of the world’s great cities. The Bay Area is also home to some of the world’s finest wine country, including Napa Valley and Sonoma, plus waterfront towns, dramatic beaches, and the tech-savvy southern end of the bay known as the Silicon Valley. Here, lunchtime ideas at Google, Facebook, and Apple, turn into the next brilliant innovation.
In-Home Community Support
Serves clients ages 14-24, and their families. Our clients frequently come to us before or after completion of a wilderness program or short/long term residential treatment.
San Francisco Staff
As a new board member with Warrior Connection, I am looking to keep our veterans on the right path. I know from experience traumatic events hinder peace of mind. I have been doing trauma social work for over a decade now. Today, I collaborate with likeminded individuals to better think and act beyond limits. I ’ve asked Aaron Phillips to call in the next few days to set a time when we might connect with you. Aaron is The Warrior Connection’s Executive Director.I believe today more than ever programs like the Warrior Connection help create stronger and safer communities for marginalized communities including our Veterans. In fact, I became a direct commission officer in the US Army to better leverage my interpersonal skills and perspective on suicide trends facing Veterans. As a result, I understand the best way to uncover invisible wounds is to spotlight systemic problems, which ignites communication breakdowns. This way I help deconstruct mental health stigma by cultivating friendly spaces across varied neighborhoods.I believe my training, education, and work experience allows me to add value across interdisciplinary teams plus lead staff in the right direction. As a trauma social worker my expertise around cultures and ideas allows me to connect with families and individuals from diverse backgrounds. In fact, I understand particular challenges that disenfranchised communities experience being part of the Armed Forces and Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program at San Jose State University.I understand the importance of continued education since I acquired multiple graduate degrees at Columbia University. The School of Social Work and School of International & Public Affairs has shaped my perspective about being a public servant in the City of New York. Soon after graduate school, I proudly became a direct commissioned officer in the US Army. to better leverage my interpersonal skills and perspective on the suicide epidemic facing veterans. I remain passionate about social justice especially when inequality and callousness diminish hope and optimism.Today, I channel polytrauma expertise within federal government boundaries. In addition, I provide mental health consultation as part of MayView Community Clinics serving immigrant populations. As part of their Integrated Behavioral Health Team, I face issues related to human trafficking affecting Spanish speaking school-age children and adults adapt to new living environments. Moreover, I serve as a mentor and parent coach in the community as part of Potomac Programs in Silicon Valley, Northern California. This way a safer and moral place can flourish where everybody can reach their full potential.
Chad Gunville is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor who has a Masters degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University. He has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years in a variety of settings serving youth and families all throughout the Bay Area. He has done work in youth agencies, group homes, outpatient settings, and private practice. Chad uses a strength based, solution focused, and humanistic approach to help families feel comfortable and find the strength to make changes. He is a firm believer in looking at the whole picture and being an active and supportive player in the lives of the people he serves. Chad is very passionate about this line of work and knew from a young age that he wanted to help people. He’s very aware and has a great ability to see things from different perspectives. His kind-hearted and compassionate nature makes him an easy person to talk and open up with. Chad has an emphasis on his degree in Buddhist psychology and has completed intensive workshops in expressive arts therapy, eco-therapy, and motivational interviewing. He’s a firm believer in the saying, “Nothing happens TO you, it happens FOR you” and he has a great ability at helping instill hope in the families he’s supporting. In his spare time you can find Chad playing all kinds of sports, exploring nature, writing rhymes, practicing numerology, or hanging out with friends and family. He also loves being with his dog which is 3/4 golden retriever and 1/4 shih tzu-pug.