Howard Acosta

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

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(661) 347-2811

Howard Acosta

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

The Coping Station
PO Box 20475
Bakersfield, California 93390
(661) 347-2811

Nearby Areas

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Additional Location

Beverly Park
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(661) 347-2811
Announcement icon During Social Distancing I offer a free phone consult and sessions through the HIIPA-compliant teletherapy site Doxy.me.
Hello. During these challenging times of COVID-19, my job is to ensure your treatment includes up-front, fast coping methods and strategies that work to rapidly move you towards more relaxation, self-control and relief. In fact I've written a book about it on Amazon titled "UCoping" and "UCoping: Interactive Edition". My motivation comes through an active faith, being a licensed psychotherapist and through the academics of clinical psychotherapy.
I treat anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual identity distress and faith issues by teaching evidence-based coping methods with rapid-relief strategies incorporated with faith discussions as needed in a style that is warm and compassionate. I also use materials around cognitive/behavioral therapy, and solution-focused treatment.
In an abundance of precaution during the Coronavirus, I offer a free phone consultation and only conduct online web sessions using the HIPAA-compliant platform Doxy.me. Fees are paid upfront through Zelle, Venmo or eDough to the email waysofcoping@aol.com. I do not take any insurance. Thank you and I look forward to helping during these difficult times.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $125
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Venmo, Wire

Qualifications

  • School: California State University, Long Beach
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License and State: 74837 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: CA Board of Behavioral Science / Registration ASW 25805
  • Certificate Date: 2010

Location

The Coping Station
PO Box 20475
Bakersfield, California 93390
(661) 347-2811
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

Beverly Park
Beverly Hills, California 90210
(661) 347-2811
Specialties
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Sexual Orientation and Faith Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Use
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Faith: Christian
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Forgiveness Model
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 24 May 2020
Howard Acosta, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Bakersfield

Howard Acosta

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW