Therapy is a resource. Everyone needs support at various times in his or her life. Stresses related to your relationships, your work and your family periodically present challenges, during which a non-judgmental, confidential space to talk can help. Telling your own unique story is a method of self-exploration and a means to identify your patterns of thought, behavior and emotions. Then together we discover the obstacles to achieving your immediate or long-term goals. Finally we explore how you can remove these obstacles so you can lead a happier, more authentic life.
What is an LCSW?
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is a psychotherapist with special knowledge of social resources, human potential, and the part psychological motivation plays in determining behavior. An LCSW’s goal is to help people live in safety, develop and utilize various life-enhancing resources and to examine thoughts, behaviors and emotions that may be interfering.
The application of social work principles includes counseling and using applied psychotherapy with individuals, couples and families; to make referrals; to arrange the provision of social services; to interpret one’s psychological development in, and interaction with their social environment.
Psychotherapy in the content of licensed clinical social work practice is the use of verbal methods in interpersonal relationships with the intent of assisting a person to modify attitudes and behavior which are intellectually, socially, or emotionally maladaptive.
Approximately 85% of individual psychotherapy is conducted by LCSWs.