I am committed to helping you gain insight into problems related to identity, self-esteem, and relationships.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
I have found problems with self-esteem is common among clients I have worked with. As such, I have sought out post-graduate continuing education seminars that stressed incorporating self-esteem when addressing mental health problems.
Racial identity and the effects of racial oppression was an area of focus in my undergraduate education. I also graduated from a graduate school of social work that required integration of racial oppression and racial justice in every scholarly paper, as well as a competency that was required to be demonstrated in foundation and advanced year practicums and internships. As a biracial (African American and Korean) person, I know all too well the the pain of racial inequity.
I have studied and written about the unique needs of LGBTQA individuals throughout my undergraduate and graduate education. I have participated in post-graduate continuing education seminars that placed emphasis on working competently and effectively with LGBTQA individuals. As a queer person, I also have personal insight into the challenges LGBTQA individuals experience on a daily basis.
I have completed graduate-level coursework and post-graduate continuing education seminars in Narrative Therapy. I am also an active member of the Seattle Narrative Group where I consult with clinicians who have received training from the mothers and fathers of Narrative Therapy.
I have completed graduate-level coursework and post-graduate continuing education seminars in Motivational Interviewing. I have successfully used Motivational Interviewing with clients court ordered for alcohol and drug treatment in outpatient, residential, and jail-based settings.
I have completed graduate-level coursework in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and successfully used Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with clients living with severe mental illness in Medicaid funded treatment programs, all of which had strict fidelity requirements.