What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker? A social worker trained in psychotherapywho helps individuals deal with a variety of mental health and daily living problems to improve overall functioning. A social worker usually has a master's degree in social work and has studied sociology, growth and development, mental health theory and practice, human behavior/social environment, psychology, research methods.
How can Psychotherapy help me? Therapists have different methods to help clients in their counseling sessions. Your counselor may use talk therapy, where you talk openly and honestly in order for them to have a clear understanding of your feelings and concerns. Some may use art therapy which helps them as well as their client to discover new insight and to explore their inner feelings on a deeper level. Play therapy is sometimes used for children of younger ages to guide them in a natural self-healing manner. It helps children to grow socially, emotionally, and helps them to grown away from past trauma. It is also a way for the therapist to learn and determine the cause of behavioral issues. What conditions does a LCSW help with? LCSWs can have a wide range of specialties including; mental and emotional health issues, past trauma, substance abuse, marriage counseling, child or family therapy, medical social work, school social work, and public health. A LCSW that specializes in mental health helps their client gain insight of their emotional make up and helps them heal from past traumas. Some choose to help families work through their past issues, and helps ensures that every family members' needs are met. Marriage counseling helps strengthen marriages that otherwise may have failed. Students that seek school counseling have their unique needs met in order to help them succeed in their academic surroundings. Counseling can help with the following: Overcome fears or insecurities
Cope with stress
Make sense of past traumatic experiences
Improve relationships with family and friends
Establish a stable, dependable routine
Develop a plan for coping with crises
Understand why things bother you and what you can do about them
End destructive habits such as drinking, using drugs, overspending or unhealthy sex.
What kind of setting are sessions in? Counseling sessions are held in a private comfortable setting.
If you have any questions about counseling please contact one of our Licensed Clinical Social Workers for more information. 570-321-8440