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.
When approaching your treatment, I emphasize the value of your resilience and innate strengths which I help you to uncover so that you make positive, lasting changes in your life. My work with you will integrate various therapeutic approaches so that I can best meet your individual goals. Ultimately, the authenticity of our connection - the "fit" - is the most significant indicator of how beneficial the experience becomes for you.