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Susan Gardner, LCSW

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LICENSED IN: California

I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have clinical experience working with adults, young adults, families, adolescents, and children. I help people seeking relief from anxiety, depression, and trauma. I specialize in working with people in recovery from various addictions, and codependency/family of origin issues. I also have experience working with families with children and adolescents in a strength-based solution-focused method. I work with couples utilizing research-based interventions, and solution focused therapy. My therapeutic style is empathetic, and I try to provide a safe environment for people to discuss their struggles, and work toward goals. I am eager to provide support and non-judgmental listening. I also utilize various therapeutic interventions which are individualized for each person, including: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness, Person-Centered therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, and Emotional Freedom technique. I have worked in the field of social work for 20 + years. I have experience in working with hospitals providing out-patient therapy, in-patient, and day treatment therapy. I have extensive experience in providing group therapy for adults and adolescents. I have worked with Wraparound model of care for children and families, and individual therapy for foster youth and their families. I have worked with people from a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and various religious, cultural, and spiritual beliefs. I use a client-centered approach, which means that you are the one who defines your goals, and I am here to help you to meet them. I provide a supportive environment for you to process your feelings and thoughts, and to help in your healing and personal growth.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LIC NO. 29711

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