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Pilar Brown, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Pilar!

My name is Dr. Pilar Brown and I'm a licensed clinical social work with a Doctorate in Behavioral Health. My approach to therapy is based on the needs of my clients; primarily adults who are serious about working towards improving their overall health.

My approach

I commonly use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and motivational interviewing to guide my clients through the process of insight and change.

My focus

I am comfortable and typically work with adult clients experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or life coaching.

My communication style

I like to create an environment of positivity, trust, calm, peace, and humor when working with patients. My clients enjoy working with me because they don't feel judged, and I make them feel at ease and valued.

My journey to mental healthcare

I have dedicated my life and career to helping others improve their health. I enjoy listening to people and their stories and helping however I can to help them improve their circumstances if that is what they are seeking. I enjoy seeing the transformation in people's lives when they achieve success by improving their outlook. I am driven to this work because I believe we are all connected, so helping one person can make a positive impact for all.

My goals for you

I approach goal setting with clients by identifying the goals they want to work on; identify the specific steps and deadlines by which they believe they can accomplish their objectives. While creating the goals, I encourage my clients to envision their potential while making sure they are set up for success and avoid self-condemnation.

My first session with you

During the first session, my client can expect a basic introduction; a discussion about my professional obligations for confidentiality and mandatory reporting; a brief assessment of the reason they are seeking treatment; determining if we are a good fit.

About Pilar

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Infidelity
  • Job Stress
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital/Pre-marital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress

Methods

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Couples Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) - California State University, Bakersfield (2008)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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