What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
A licensed clinical social worker provides mental health therapy services to varying types of people in order to assist the patient in overcoming issues that negatively impact life. This type of mental health professional is required by the state in which they practice to achieve a certain amount of training and certifications to practice.
They often work in helping to resolve emotional, psychological, social, or medical obstacles which cause duress in a person’s life. A licensed clinical social worker can assist families, individual patients, and even communities with a variety of challenges in relation to mental disorders, substance abuse, marriage counseling or an array of other issues encountered in life.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Charlotte, Pineville, NC Area
Different licensed clinical social workers may have specific areas of focus for their therapy services, but overall they usually counsel to assist with concerns regarding a patient’s mental well being.
With over 10 years of experience in practicing with patients dealing with concerns surrounding many different mental health obstacles, I am confident that I can help us find a viable course of treatment to help with your concerns.
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker Can Help With:
- Depression coping
- Gambling concerns
- And more!
In my experience, I have counseled adults, children, adolescents, and military service members. I am happy to have provided my services in a diverse set of circumstances including:
- Outpatient therapy
- VA hospitals
- Military setting
- Psychiatric hospital
Qualifications For a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina
In North Carolina, in order to obtain and maintain the title of licensed clinical social worker, a person must complete either a Master of Social work degree, a Ph.D. in social work, or a doctor of social work from a properly accredited school. After that, the candidate must be approved for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate license. With this license, they can then gain clinical work hours under the supervision of an experienced and fully qualified Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
After the needed amount of supervised clinical hours is completed, the ASWB clinical exam must be passed, and once that is achieved, the candidate can apply for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. If the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board approves an application after review, they will grant a license.
I am a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker in good standing in North Carolina. I am also trained in the subjects below and may employ these evidenced-based treatments in my practice:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Utilizing skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Seeking Safety
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)