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Annette Lewis, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field. I received my Master of Social work degree from Cal State East Bay focusing on community mental health in 2013. Within the last 8 years, I have worked at the West Contra Costa Youth Service Bureau as a Clinician providing counseling to youth ages 7-18. Many of the youth I serve have been exposed to multiple traumatic events including domestic violence, and community violence. Many of the clients I service I have a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, suicide ideation, irritable and angry outburst, isolation, and low impulse control. I have also served as a clinical intern for 5 years at the Northern California Family Center where I provided individual psychodynamic therapy to children and adults diagnosed with ADHD, General Anxiety, Depression, and Pica. Additionally, I supported families and couples with conflict resolution.

I have a warm and friendly approach to the clients I serve. I am passionate, nonjudgmental, and listen to clients' needs. I have a resourceful approach to the clients I work with and support them with identifying immediate needs prior to addressing therapeutic needs. I believe in empowering others and supporting others with finding their true self. I have used seeking safety, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy when working with my existing clients.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches: Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 102342


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Annette Lewis. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Annette is simply awesome! I feel very grateful to have her as my therapist!

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

With the help of Annette's warm and gentle approach I have been able to open up and express difficult things in such a way that they no longer have control over me. They never disappear, but I can start to accept them. Through our work, I have built a stronger foundation to stand on that can withstand the difficulties better. I have gotten renewed insight into the strengths and support systems that already exist in my life and this insight has broadened my view of my life overall. I highly recommend Annette.

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Annette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

This was my first experience attending therapy and Annette made it such a pleasant experience for me. Annette was great at listening to the challenges that I faced and came up with helpful exercises to help me through them. Through therapy, I regained my sense of self and am stronger for it. I feel better about my past traumatic experiences and I look forward to what the future holds. The platform itself made it really easy for me to find help in a short amount of time and it was convenient to have all my sessions online.

Thank you Annette for all the awesome work that you do (:

Written on Apr 07, 2022 after therapy with Annette for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse


Written on Feb 04, 2022 after therapy with Annette for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and