Episode 24

Published on:

5th Nov 2020

24: Friend Friday with Sogema Montes - Her journey from nail tech to ACSW

Excited to have my friend, Sogema Montes, ACSW, back on with me today to share her story - the struggles and the joy of pursuing your dreams.

Sogema graduated, with Honors, from California State University Dominguez Hills in 2015 with a BS in Psychology. She then went to work for Behavioral Health Services in Torrance for 3 years as an In-Home Outreach Counselor, connecting low-income families with resources. While working at BHS full-time she was able to obtain her Masters in Social Work at the University of Southern California and completed her degree as an MSW in 2018. Sogema currently works at a non-profit agency in Long Beach serving victims of crime as a Mental Health counselor, focused in trauma. Sogema specializes in working with human trafficking victims that have been referred through LBPD. Sogema has 3 children, 1 in college, 1 in middle school and 1 who is a freshman in HS. She has been married for 20 yrs and just recently purchased a home. Sogema has worked hard and has been diligent about obtaining her education. Her passion is in helping her community and advocating for those that do not have a voice. Sogema has just completed her supervision hours as an Associate Clinical Social Worker and will be studying for her licensing exam in the near future.

Be sure to check out Episode 23 for more info and great tools Sogema shares for dealing with stress.

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The eXperiment Podcast
Real Talk with Laura Doughty
Hey Y'all!! The eXperiment podcast is just that – an experiment. My whole life I’ve felt like people try to put you in a box. I’m sooooo an outside the box person, who oddly relishes her rituals in life. But, my previous podcast was more about stories of living excellence in your daily life. A bit too woo woo for even me, if I’m honest. This eXperiment podcast is about life and business. Yes, it will cover REAL ESTATE because real estate affects all of our lives each and every day. We have to have shelter. It will also cover WELLNESS because if you don’t have your health, it don’t matter where you live. And it will cover ENTREPRENEURSHIP – because we truly are the backbone of this country. It takes so much courage and aversion to risk to step out and create a platform that doesn’t currently exist – hope and pray that someone will believe in you and invest in what you’re doing.

This culture is thankfully coming out of it’s fog that it’s been living in for too long. We chased the Kardashian life – hmmm, that’s interesting, this is their last season. Don’t think that’s coincidental. Bottom line, it’s about sharing the truth of the journey that it takes to get up every day and support yourself as an entrepreneur. What I know that I know is ALL of us have a dream and a vision for our life and sometimes you just need to hear from someone that you don’t know that you have permission to step out of the box that society has created that isn’t real and doesn’t work. So, the journey, the wins and the falling downs WILL be exposed on this podcast. By me and by the people who honor me with their time and allow me to interview them. www.theexperimentpodcast.com Can't wait to get to know you!! Laura www.lauradoughty.com