Aracely Palomares-Neeley, LCSW
I am a Texas licensed clinical social worker, with 20 years of direct client experience. Pre- and postgraduate work over the years includes working in the corporate sector, hospital/hospice setting and working in a government agency as well as with a nonprofit agency. It was the desire to know more about the clinical aspect of working with clients that drove the need for further education. A graduate degree was obtained from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work where I was one of approximately five Hispanic students to earn a Master of Social Work degree in my graduating class. My training was geared towards working with families and children. My scope of experience has expanded to working with all individuals from teenagers to the geriatric.
In 1993 I began writing letters for my dying clients requesting the presence of their loved ones who lived in other Latin American countries. It was then that my immigration work began helping my client’s family members obtain a six month visiting visa; none of my requests were ever denied and my clients were able to have their final goodbyes with their loved ones. Today my practice is 100% devoted to working with clients needing psychosocial evaluations for their immigration cases. I have represented clients from all Latin American Countries as well as Haiti, Nepal, Jordan, Dominican Republic and Europe. My approach to providing services to my clients has allowed my practice to flourish and the majority of case referrals come directly from my clients. It is the best compliment that a client can give when they refer me to their friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. I have worked with attorneys in various U.S. States including Louisiana, California, Arizona, Tennessee, Maryland, Illinois and Florida. I am bilingual in English and Spanish; as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker it is my primary goal to honor each client and provide the best environment in which they feel confident that they will receive the best service for a competitive rate.
*Bilingual in English/Spanish
An avid scrapbooker, I enjoy photography; my twin boys are my favorite subject to photograph. I enjoy documenting family life in keepsake scrapbooks. To date, I have completed over 40 scrapbooks. In addition to a busy family and work life, I managed to earned a Black Belt from Cho’s Tae Kwon Do Black Belt Academy in Houston, Texas.