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Michelle Beames

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Michelle Beames, 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 Michelle!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both California and Utah and have been providing therapy services for 5 years. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. I have been trained and certified in trauma treatment, and my other areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, foster care/adoption, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. If you’re struggling to move forward in your life, I can help you with the healing process. I offer both Christian-based and secular therapy.

My approach

I am an eclectic therapist and pull from many different modalities based on my client's individual needs. I lean heavily on cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment, and positive psychology therapy approaches. I begin by working with you to build a healthy therapeutic relationship, as that is key to any effective treatment. My goal is to support and aid you in reaching your mental health goals.

My focus

I enjoy working with clients of all ages, especially those who are struggling to recover from traumatic experiences or dealing with anxiety, depression, or faith struggles and transitions.

My communication style

I engage my clients through active listening and open-ended questions, encouraging reflection.

My journey to mental healthcare

I was drawn to therapy as a career when I began receiving my own therapy after experiencing interpersonal trauma. I have received training in trauma-focused therapy and am certified as a clinical trauma treatment provider. I have also received training in working with foster youth and families and specific modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and emotion-focused therapy, as well as treating self-harm and crisis management.

My goals for you

Increased insight and self-awareness, achieving goals, reducing symptoms, and developing a healthy therapeutic relationship are all signs of success and progress in therapy.

My first session with you

Your first session will be an overall assessment. I will ask you questions about your symptoms, history, health, relationships, and any other factors that may have a bearing on your mental health and what brings you to seek therapy. We will also work on building a treatment plan to guide your therapy services.

About Michelle

Specialities

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Eclectic

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

Experience

  • 5-10 years of experience

Education

  • MSW at University of Central Florida

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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