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Autumn Altamirano, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

Hello! My name is Autumn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience providing therapy services. I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: private practice, outpatient, and school-based. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, life transitions, family conflicts, and relationship challenges.

I was born and raised in Orange County, California, and currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee. I received an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.

I use a client-centered approach. This means that I begin where you are and view you as the experts on your life. It also means that you determine the direction and depth of therapy. I primarily use evidenced-based techniques, including: cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy. However, based on your needs/presenting problems, I may also incorporate attachment-based therapy and psychodynamic therapy.

I would describe my style as warm, real, and supportive. For me, the therapeutic relationship is important. I want you to not only feel comfortable with me but also to trust me. Therapy requires one to be vulnerable, which doesn’t happen if there isn’t a good rapport and therapeutic alliance. Collaboration is also important. Together we will work on establishing goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems.

Outside of my work as a therapist, I enjoy playing soccer, watching sports, reading, cooking, spending time with my husband and son, and traveling to new places. Thank you for taking the time to learn about me! I look forward to helping you in any way I can!

Professional experience

8yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LCSW 7834

CA LCSW 90439


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Autumn Altamirano. 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.

Autumn is a genuine caring therapist

Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Autumn for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Autumn is a great therapist who has helped me through issues around family, self-esteem, and work-life balance. I highly recommend her if you're looking for a therapist who will help you set goals and achieve them.

Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Autumn for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Short and Sweet Autumn is great wish I had her 20 years ago.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Autumn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Autumn is super amazing! I really appreciate her calming energy and her skills. I can come to her and talk about anything and she will listen. Her advice is logical and straight forward. When I first met her, I was comfortable and eager to start our session. Thank you, Autumn!!!

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Autumn for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd