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Associate Clinical Social Worker in Bellingham, WA
Supervised by Natosha Scheenstra LICSW, CMHS
While working in an outpatient treatment center for substance use disorders I would provide counseling for relapse prevention, education around drugs/alcohol, family support, safety planning, and sobriety management
I love working within existential therapy and helping people identify their values and goals in life, and how to live by those. I believe it is important to find purpose and meaning in life that helps us to keep going when times are tough.
I am able to discuss and process systems of oppression that we all live in and how to change the systems. I will not discount your lived experience and will provide a safe space for you to tell your story.
I have 4 years working in an outpatient setting for people living with addiction. I focus on harm reduction, relapse prevention, and sobriety management.
I have four years of experiencing working with people struggling with addiction and providing support for their loved ones
I have experiencing working with individuals to manage depression through CBT, DBT, and other modalities.
I will work with you to uncover the nature and severity of your anxiety, as well as any underlying factors contributing to it. The interventions may include: education around how anxiety manifests in your body, triggers for anxiety, challenging unhelpful thinking patterns, making behavioral changes, exposure therapy, and coping strategies
I have experience working with individuals to manage anxiety through CBT, DBT, and other modalities.
We will work together to illuminate the powerful connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. We will identify and challenge negative thought patterns that may be contributing to distress. Through a collaborative process, we replace these patterns with healthier, more constructive ways of thinking. I empower clients with practical tools and exercises to navigate challenges and manage their emotions effectively.
I have worked with many clients who have experienced trauma and need support working through it. I am currently working towards training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma.
Navigating the complexities of gender identity and sexual orientation can be a profound journey. I provide a safe, affirming space where you can explore your authentic self. I follow World Professional Association for Transgender Health 8 standards of care and can provide gender affirming letters for HRT, surgery, etc. I am passionate about trans rights and have many people in my life who are trans. You are safe with me.
Utilizing ACT, I guide clients towards a transformative shift in their relationship with their thoughts and emotions. We will work to foster acceptance and non-judgmental understanding of your struggles, while setting meaningful, value-aligned goals. Through mindfulness practices, clients learn to engage fully with life, even amidst discomfort, leading to a more enriching and purposeful journey.
I understand the profound impact early relationships have on our well-being. I will create a secure and empathetic therapeutic space, mirroring the dependable support of a secure attachment. Through attentive listening and validation, I help clients explore and understand their attachment patterns, unraveling any past wounds that may affect current relationships. Together, we work towards fostering a more secure sense of self-worth, allowing for healthier, more fulfilling relationships.