My name is Ray Lujan. I am a cis-gendered male, and my pronouns are he/him. I’m a proud island boy from the beautiful island of Guam. I have always been passionate about helping others nurture their gifts and find strength in vulnerability and healing, which I attribute to my Chamorro values and the strong village of women who helped raise me. My diverse experience in the field of Social Work includes clinical case management services, programs, and policy development for Native Hawaiian children of incarcerated parents and school-based mental health, where I facilitated group programming for youngmen, foster children, and LGBTQ+ students and allies. I have spent the last 3 years in a clinical setting working with persons impacted by various mental health challenges. I have a strong interest in working with adolescent and adult survivors of trauma, persons in the LGBTQ+ community, and persons impacted by mood disorders, including depression and anxiety.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, where I focused on working with children and families. I have since widened my scope of practice to include work with individuals and adults. I have experience across various treatment settings, including non-profit agencies and private practice. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach to work with people of all ages living with various mental health challenges.