Candace Basile is a licensed clinical social worker with the state of Utah with experience in residential and outpatient therapy. This includes individual, couple, family, and group therapy with children, adolescents, adults and seniors. Candace earned a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California majoring in mental health with a minor in military lifestyle. This minor allowed her to focus on the impact and treatment of trauma and how it impacts family and children. This education and career choice was inspired from her experience as a veteran of the US Air Force and as a military spouse.
In her clinical experience she has had the pleasure of assisting clients presenting with complex disorders including, but not limited to, trauma, substance abuse, addiction, anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, complicated grief, OCD, bi-polar, personality disorders, neurological development deficits/ delays, parenting skills, body image, and balancing the complexities of life. Candace is experienced and comfortable working with individuals of different religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, and individuals of the LGBTQ community and alternative lifestyles. She prides herself in her integrity and confidentiality to provide space for each client to feel safe as they are supported to grow.
Candace has completed training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurosequential Model Therapy (NMT), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), Advanced Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (A-DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Sand Tray-Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and additional trainings around treatment for eating disorders, and neurological development risks.
Candace was born and raised in Southern California into a very blended family of six children. She met her husband while serving in the Air Force stationed in southern Georgia. Once discharged, Candace was able to be a stay at home mom to their five children, that are now ages eight to sixteen. After the military moving them around the US and UK, they have settled into Utah for the past five years and have loved creating a home here. Their family strives, and sometimes misses, to have a ”work hard-play hard” lifestyle. They enjoy hiking, skiing, road trips, swimming, and movie nights.