Treatment Philosophy

In practice, clinical social workers (LCSW), psychologists (PhD/PsyD), and mental health counselors (LMHC) are nearly identical; however, clinical social work represents a uniquely holistic approach to mental health that separates it from other disciplines.

My background in clinical social work supports the treatment philosophy that we are all the products of our biology, psychology, families, culture, and social experiences. These internal and external factors impact how we view ourselves and others, manage our successes and perceived failures, and respond to conflict.

Being trained as a clinical social worker also means that I value my clients for their resilience and innate strengths which I help them uncover to make positive, lasting changes in their lives.

Regardless of the educational path your therapist chose in graduate school, the authenticity of the relationship you have with your therapist - how well you "click" - is the most important indicator of how successful your treatment will be.