Testimonials and Success Stories

In 2019, I failed by 12 points. In 2020, I failed by 5 points. I was in shock and disbelief when I saw the word ‘FAIL’. I couldn’t believe it, I questioned the integrity of the exam. I called the board and said that I would pay $25.00 to have my exam regraded. I decided against the idea because I felt it would have been a lose-lose situation for me. I was disappointed for a while and lost interest in studying. I kept rescheduling my exam, although I didn’t want to take it. My friend provided me with Treva’s contact information in September 2020, but I called Treva about 3 weeks before my exam, in January. I’m glad I called. I shared that I hadn’t really studied anything, but remembered a lot from my previous attempts. Treva provided encouragement, test-taking strategies, different methods of studying, handouts and memorable mnemonics. My anxiety decreased after attending Treva’s group and individual sessions. In February 2021, I passed the LMSW exam. I studied the exact same thing as before but incorporated Treva’s strategies. Treva contributed to my success!

Joquita F.

I just passed one of the most difficult exams of my life! I’m now a Licensed Social Worker! I began working with Treva Jones of HLCGA a few months ago and from the very beginning, she started me on a direct path to passing this LMSW exam. Her guidance, encouragement, positive affirmations, study materials, and groups helped me to push past any negative talk, any doubt, and distractions that were trying to have a seat at my table. She believed in me and that lent so much to my mental ability to stay present with the exam, kick my fears away as they tried to enter my head, and to become what I already knew I was inside…An amazing Therapist. If anyone is looking to pass the exam, join Treva’s Tribe. She not only teaches you that you belong at the table, but she will support you in building your own table so that you can create a path for others to one day join you, in this helping profession. Mental Health Therapists Rock!

Tammy von Nordheim, LMSW

HLCGA Services played an important part in helping me pass my ASWB Masters Exam. During each study session I attended, my confidence increased. Mrs. Treva Jones helped me work on skills to decrease my test taking anxiety. By the time I was scheduled to take my exam, I passed on the first time. I would highly recommend HLCGA Services to prepare you for your ASWB exam!


I passed my LMSW exam on 01/14/2021. Treva taught me ways to manage my anxiety while testing (breathing techniques) and it helped in my passing!


I am so grateful to say that I PASSED my LMSW exam on the very first try because of the Methods that Mrs. Treva Jones uses through HLCGA!!! She helped get my test Anxiety under control and really broke down the method on how to analyze and answer each of the exam questions. I walked in the test site feeling prepared and was able to leave my test anxiety at the door. I can’t say thank you enough!!! This was everything I needed and more. Without our study sessions it would not have been possible for me to pass the exam on the first try. I would recommend this to anyone who plans on taking the Social work exam!

Tori H.