- Medication Management
Hi, I'm Caroline! I'm eager to partner with you establish growth. I offer a safe space for all types of thoughts and feelings.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Birmingham, AL
CBT is used often to treat anxiety, depression, among many other mental illnesses and symptoms such as low self esteem. CBT is used to help reframe thoughts and holds that our thoughts determine our feelings and behaviors. So we use CBT to change thoughts and therefore change emotions and behaviors.
Motivational interviewing is a basic skill that is helpful to determine if someone is ready to make changes and achieve lasting changes. This is mostly used with people who may be coming to therapy based on stipulation, agreement, or are undecided- in other words- someone who isn't so sure of therapy and making changes. Most commonly used with adolescents and mandated clients.
I have extensive training and certifications such as Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, to use trauma-informed care. Trauma is my area of focus so all of my professional career has been focusing on assisting clients with histories of trauma.
Adolescents have been my focus age group most of my career over the last 7 years. I believe that adolescents who have support during this difficult time period can really make lasting changes and thrive as young adults. Issues include but not specific to: family issues, depression, anxiety, body image, bullying, etc.
Anxiety is a common result of different kinds of trauma. I help clients who deal with anxiety learn to manage their anxiety and reduce the frequency and intensity of symptoms.
Most of my experience is with survivors of sexual assault. I am passionate about this specific trauma because it is all too common and derails most survivors. I love helping survivors feel seen and heard and manage the effects of abuse. Ultimately, we work together to help survivors regain a sense of control over their lives and reach their full potential.