Licensed Clinical Social Worker(#69733)

ALUMNUS OF: University of California, Berkeley
LANGUAGES: English, French, Arabic, Amazigh
LOCATION: San Jose  San Francisco Los Altos mental health clinic, CA 
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  • Trauma Spectrum Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Suicide
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosomatic Conditions
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Addiction Disorders
  • Grief
  • Stress-Related Illnesses
  • Burnout
  • Life Transitions
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Intimacy
  • Dating
  • Divorce
  • Sexuality Disorders
  • Sexual Development
  • Integrative Sex Practices
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Cultural Displacement and Immigration
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Mixed Race and Ethnicity Development
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Adult, Youth, and Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Women Mental Health
  • University/College Mental Health
  • Health Care Providers Mental Health
  • High-Tech Professionals Mental Health
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Medical and Mental Health Collaborative Care 
  • Clinical Case Management
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching/Psychoeducation

Treatment Orientation

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused Therapy
  • Sex and Sexuality Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Jungian Therapy
  • Humanistic Therapy
  • Group, Couple, and Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Strength-Based Approaches
  • Crisis/disaster Behavioral Interventions
  • Positive Psychology
  • Holistic Brain Health

Work Experience

  • 2015 – Present, Stanford Medicine and Stanford Health Care Hospital and Clinics.
  • 2019 – Present, Private Mental Health Outpatient Practice, San Francisco Bay Area, California.
  • 2005 – 2014, University Of California, San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital , San Francisco , California.
  • 2006 – 2007, Alt Bates Summit Medical Center, Berkeley, California.
  • 2005 – 2006, African American Women Counseling Center, Oakland, California.
  • 2003 – 2005, Berkley Free Clinic, Berkeley, California.
  • 2003, Violence Community Solutions, San Francisco Bay Area, California.


  • M.S.W- University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare, Community Mental Health Specialization
  • M.A – University of La Sorbonne, Paris School of Linguistics, M.A. Semiotics and Psycholinguistics Specialization

Awards and Honors

  • We Cannot Be Silent: Working Through Creative Tension, Oral Presentation, ACMA, American Case Management Association, Northern California Chapter, Stanford, 2020
  • DICE: A Diversity Inclusion and Cultural Equity Initiative. Poster Presentation, Healthcare Research & Education Conference, Stanford, 2020
  • Cultural Humility Matters: A DICE Initiative within SW/CM Department, Health Matters Fair, Stanford Medicine Community Day, Stanford, 2020
  • Our Narratives: How Does Cultural Humility Impact CI Care, Oral Presentation, Stanford Health Care, Department of Social Work and Case Management, Stanford, 2019
  • Inclusivity: Understanding Differences Between Cultural Competency vs. Cultural Humility, Oral Presentation, Stanford Health Care, Department of Social Work and Case Management, Stanford, 2019
  • Suicide Risk Assessments, Interventions and Prevention, Oral Presentation, Stanford Health Care, Department of Social Work and Case Management M.S.W. Interns Trainings and Teaching Didactic, Stanford, 2018
  • Social Determinants of Health and Its Impacts on The African American Community, Oral Presentation, Stanford Health Care, Department of Social Work and Case Management, Stanford, 2018
  • Transforming Mental Health in the Emergency Room, Oral Presentation, Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care National Conference, Portland, 2018
  • The Impact of Psychosomatic Medicine Collaborative Practice and integrative Care Model in a Tertiary Emergency Hospital Room, Oral presentation, National Association of Social Work Conference, Washington DC, 2018
  • Psychiatry 911: Service Models to Improve the Treatment of Psychiatric Emergencies from the Emergency Psychiatry, Oral Presentation, Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Conference, Orlando, 2018
  • Addressing Mental Health in the Emergency Department: The Development of a Complex Care Manager Role, A Publication for Case Management and Transitions of Care Professionals, I S S U E 6 5, 2018
  • The Impact of Psychosomatic Medicine Collaborative Practice and integrative Care Model in a Tertiary Emergency Hospital Room, Oral presentation, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Conference, Palm Springs, 2017
  • Mental health Complex Care Manager Role in The Emergency Room, Poster Presentation, American Case Management Association, Washington DC, April 2017
  • The development of Mental health Complex Care Manager Role, Poster Presentation, Society of Social Work Leadership in Health Care Conference, Southern California, 2016
  • National Award winner of Eleanor Clark of Innovative Care and Evidence-Based Practice in Social work, Society of Social Work leadership In Health Care National Conference, Baltimore, 2017
  • Recipient of National Poster Award of Best Practice and Innovative Findings, American Case Management Association, Washington DC, 2017
  • Recipient of Unsung Hero Award, from the Stanford School of Medicine, Psychiatry Residents Graduating Class, Stanford Health Care, 2017
  • Arab-Americans Cultural Humility, Poster Presentation, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco 2014
  • Social Work Employee of the Year Award, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital, and Clinics, 2012
  • Featured in “The New Social Worker” Magazine as “M.S.W. Student Role Model,” Volume 14, #1, 2007
  • Recipient of Mental Health Services Act Stipend Award. UC Berkeley, 2006-2007
  • Excellence in Community Mental Health Research Award “Cultural Expressions of Distress Among Arab-Americans and Arab Immigrants’ Women.”, M.S.W. Research Thesis, UC Berkeley, 2007
  • Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Research Thesis of the Year” Award in Linguistics and Semiotics, “La Semiology de Corp “A Comparative and Cross-Cultural Study of Male and Female Body Language in Social Media, Art, Films and Televisions’ Debates.” University of La Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2000

In-Network Insurance

Aetna Inc.
MHN Inc.
United Health Care Inc.
Optum Behavioral Health
Cigna Inc

National Award Winner of Eleanor Clark of innovative care and evidence-based practice award in mental health and social work. “Psychiatry 911: Service Models To Improve The Treatment Of Psychiatric Emergencies From The Emergency Room” Society of Social Work leadership in Health Care, National Conference, Baltimore, 2017.

National Poster Award Winner of best practice and innovative findings: The impact of “Psychosomatic Medicine Collaborative Practice and Integrative Care Model in Tertiary Emergency Hospital Room “ American Case Management Association, Washington DC, 2017.

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Amal Elanouari is a senior multilingual psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, and mental health program developer and consultant. She is a national award winner in evidence-based and innovative psychiatric complex care practices. She is dedicated to integrating her over 20 years of extensive academic knowledge and clinical expertise in psychiatry, psychotherapy, and social welfare sciences into brain health.

Amal Elanouari grew up in Western Sahara in Africa, She majored in neuro -psycholinguistics and French literature at Sorbonne University, Paris, a world-renowned higher education and research institution in France, where she earned her first Master’s degree with honor and conducted pre-doctoral research in the semiotics lab at Paris V University.

Driven by her academic knowledge of cognitive sciences and personal experiences residing in Africa, Europe, and America, Amal Elanouari pursued and earned a second Master’s degree In Social Welfare at UC, Berkeley with a specialization in community mental health and research emphasis on cultural psychiatry and community psychiatry.

After training in community mental health at UC, Berkeley. Amal Elanouari completed her internship at UC, San Francisco medical center, and San Francisco general hospital, where she worked with inpatient psychiatry teams providing individual, group therapy, and clinical case management in distinguished cultural psychiatric units for 10 years.

She is currently working at Stanford Health Care with the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Team, also known as the psychosomatic medicine Team since 2015, providing Stanford world-class collaborative psychiatric emergency care and consultations to the adult and pediatric population in the Silicon Valley.

In her outpatient practice in San Francisco Bay Area, She integrates a wide range of diagnostic evaluations, traditions and treatment modalities to provide the best innovative, creative, and cost-effective care possible. She received advanced psychotherapy training and gained expertise in trauma therapies, psychodynamic and humanistic therapies, cognitive-behavioral and dialectal behavioral therapies, mindfulness & acceptance and commitment therapies, couple therapies, and recently sex and sexuality therapies.

She specializes in treating the general population, high-performing young professionals and university students, health care providers, people of color, and international professionals suffering from depression, bipolar, mood disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, Trauma spectrum disorders, addiction spectrum disorders, and sexuality spectrum disorders among other disorders. She is a strong proponent of alternative medicinal practices, audio-sound, eco and bibliography therapies, mental health technologies as well as new advancements in psychiatry. They can often help people when medications and therapy are not enough.

Amal Elanouari has vast experience in clinical supervision, care coordination, didactics teachings, cultural psychiatric consultations, and mental health quality improvement projects. She has co-chaired the DICE committee at Stanford and has given presentations that promote inclusion, cultural humility, and health equity among hospital setting providers.

She has participated in Adult Psychiatry Residency training programs, educating MD residents in psychosocial evaluations, suicide assessments, crisis interventions, mental health laws, psychiatric treatment levels and transitions of care, family mental health consultations, community, and cultural psychiatry theories, and modalities.

She has consulted emergency, inpatient, and outpatient medicine team members with high-quality mental health care plans & interventions. She presented at various national conferences about transforming mental health care in the emergency room.

Amal Elanouari is a member of the NASW, ACLP, ACMA, and SSWLHC. She speaks English, French, Arabic, Amazigh. She offers video and telepsychiatry services to clients residing in the state of California.