Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW, CCTP-I, RYT-200
Job loss. A car accident. Dissatisfaction with life. The death of a loved one. Challenges such as these can greatly impact many areas of one's life. Although these challenges may be a normal process of life, this may cause individuals to feel "stuck," not themselves, or hopeless. Whether you are going through a difficult period or just need someone to lend an ear, together we can tackle anxiety, trauma, depression, and life transitions.
*** EMAIL is my preferred method of inquiry *** I enjoy working with people from across the lifespan and have experience working with children, teens, adults and families. My greatest moments of joy as a therapist are bearing witness to a person's breakthrough and celebrating the growth it took to get there. My clients are some of the most resilient people I have met and I am continuously inspired by their boldness and courage to heal and flourish.
I believe everyone has the potential for growth. Sometimes circumstances, trauma, unhelpful thinking, or other challenges can hinder that process. My clinical practice focuses on individual therapy with adults. I see the various aspects of a client’s life such as social, spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and financial/work as interconnected. I have clinical experience working with clients experiencing trauma, chronic pain, anxiety, grief, depression, relationship issues, and life transitions.
Leah O'Brien (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor specializing in anxiety, depression, adjustment to trauma, eating concerns, interpersonal problems, life transitions, and substance use. Ms. O'Brien is integrative in her treatment approach, often combining cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and motivational interviewing approaches. She prioritizes collaborating with clients to create individualized treatment interventions, tailored to the identified goals of each client, with an emphasis on creating a warm, safe, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment.
Are you struggling with emotions, career, relationships, or chronic pain, but not sure how to move forward? As we've all experienced through the pandemic to certain degrees; life events can be unexpected, overwhelming, and traumatic. You deserve space to process what brings you to therapy with a professional who can validate your experiences and commit to working with you, at your pace, to develop solutions. I work from a culturally-aware, trauma-informed perspective to ensure that you feel seen and heard, and offer Art Therapy. Non-judgmental by nature, I collaborate with clients by building on strengths to overcome challenges.
I'm a therapist with 12 years of full-time psychotherapy experience. In my work with clients, I offer an environment of care, compassion, humility, and human understanding. Despite its beauty, the human experience is laden with struggles, challenges, and complexities. Often these issues are worth or necessitate exploring. Although I have extensive experience working with a wide range of concerns, I specialize in sleep, anxiety/depression, dating, relationship concerns, and complex trauma. In addition to being a general practitioner, I also practice EMDR.
I strive to create a space in therapy that is warm, welcoming, and safe and that will allow individuals of all ages to evolve and grow into their best selves. I work with clients who are managing life stressors and transitions, including related to careers, relationships, and becoming parents. I also am passionate about working with individuals who are overcoming trauma, anxiety and/or depression. I have specialized experience with immigrant and refugee youth and families and value approaching clients with cultural humility and responsiveness.
Congrats! You landed the big opportunity after a ton of effort. It was exhausting (it's still exhausting). You've worked your butt off and you're finally making good money. BUT, something is still off, feels broken. You never feel like you're enough. The stress and anxiety are crippling. And you have to work double hard to support your family (emotionally and financially). You've overcome so much already: growing up poor, being an immigrant, having an accent, or being a person of color in this country. But it feels like there's still so much still in your way. You might be at the top but it feels like it could disappear in a flash.
Doing the work it takes to find the right therapist when your mind and heart are struggling and in need of that help takes an enormous amount of strength and hope. As a highly experienced clinical social worker, my goal is to bring my wide-range of experience with therapeutic modalities and diverse populations to capitalize on your strengths and hope. I work from a humanistic, trauma-informed and strengths-based perspective. While I have experience ranging from counseling people living with varying degrees of mental illness, to refugees from conflict zones, and survivors of Queer hate motivated violence.
Focusing on issues ranging from anxiety and depression, to relationship issues and phase of life adjustments, I work with clients to set goals surrounding understanding how past events impact current realities. As a primarily Person Centered therapist, I believe that no two people experience any situation alike. It is my job to take the time to get to know my clients and their realities and sit in the mud with them as a support to get to their desired space. Clients are the experts of their own lives and change only happens when individuals have the dedication and motivation to do things differently.
Life is beautiful but can also be filled with worry or doubt that disrupts the beauty. Our thoughts can throw us off balance and create a pattern difficult to overcome. I believe there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. I work with you to identify your needs and strengths to develop a healing path that provide therapeutic support and lifelong skills to overcome life’s challenges. As a trauma-informed therapist, I understand that just as everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a story to heal from.
Are you a person of faith who also identifies as gay (LGBTQ+) or same-sex attracted? Are you looking for a trauma therapist who's passionate about working with teens and young adults who have experienced trauma? My life's work is focused on teens and young adults who are exploring their faith and sexual identity and who are recovering from past trauma. Common symptoms are anxiety, depression, and PTSD. My goal is always to walk with my clients to find freedom, fulfillment, and an integrated identity. I love getting to know my clients - being entrusted with your story is an honor to me.
If you're not living the life you love, lets talk about it. I work with highly ambitious, driven people whose lives seem to be going well on the outside – but privately, they're in pain. My clients may also experience lack of focus and procrastination. The cause may be evident or waiting to be discovered. Either way, something needs to be addressed in order to fully blossom, and my clients are willing to do the work to address it.
Julia Burke, LCSW, is an empathetic therapist who is passionate about treating individuals and families across the spectrum of eating disorders, anxiety disorders (including OCD), body image and relational difficulties.
Arlyn is a caring, diplomatic, and frank therapist who works from a systemic perspective with an integrative approach. She recognizes that everyone is uniquely situated in our world and has nuanced perspectives informed by their experiences. Drawing on various therapeutic models, she meets her clients where they are and tailors her therapy to fit their needs and strengths. Ultimately, she strives to empower and challenge clients to create meaningful change and live wholehearted lives.
Anxious and depressive thoughts can often make us feel stuck in a cycle. I will help you gain a rich understanding of yourself and your past to take the first step toward processing any feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, and more. I prioritize learning about you as a unique individual and I cater my approach to suit your specific needs and goals. Together we will explore your values, identity, attachment style, culture, and relationship history. We will use this insight to address current thought/behavior patterns. This will help you to interrupt the cycle, get un-stuck, and live the life you desire.
I am an experienced Licensed Social Worker who works with adolescents, adults and couples from diverse populations. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, irritability-related and impulse-control symptoms, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and stress-management. I have substantial experience providing therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychoeducation, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Shalayne has experience working with the LGBTQIA++ community and identify as female by using she/her/hers pronouns.
My approach to therapy is integrative and is relationally focused. My lens is existential and focused on finding meaning in what seems to be an increasingly chaotic, meaningless world of information overload, technology, climate change, and social unrest. I believe that mental health goes beyond alleviating symptoms and that we have the capacity to experience greater joy, creativity, meaning, and fulfilling relationships in life. I have interest and experience working with those who identify as LGBTQ+, first-generation college students, and issues of grief, trauma, burnout, loneliness, isolation, career and life transitions.
My services are completely client focused. Depending on the client's needs, my goal is to help my client address unresolved trauma that is currently affecting their daily life, provide brief symptom focused treatment, provide life coaching and assist client in setting life goals and setting them on the path to achievement.
We are all works in progress and the world around us can steer us in the wrong direction. I strive to work with my clients to find the most rewarding path and the healthiest balance of one’s needs, through learning more about oneself, others, and the world around us. It is essential to find a therapist that makes you feel validated, respected, and acknowledged by honoring your intersectional identities. As such, I strive to embody this in the therapeutic approaches that I use with my clients to uniquely address their presenting concerns.