Clinical Social Work
You may be wondering about my background as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and how it informs my abilities to help you as your psychotherapist.
I obtained the bulk of my training and work experience alongside mental health professionals from a number of disciplines including social work, psychology, and marriage and family therapy. There is a considerable amount of overlap among these various paths to becoming a therapist. In my experience, what sets apart social work from these other fields is an intrinsic focus on the individual in their environment: a way of thinking not only about someone’s internal world, but also about the external, including the social, cultural, and systemic influences and that shape identity and experience.