I have almost 9 years of combined counseling experience and believe in the profession that I am licensed in which is social work. I believe in a client-centered perspective and derive my approaches from a variety of treatment modalities. Cognitive behavioral is a significant framework that I utilize but I believe that other approaches are also effective as sessions need to be tailored to the unique needs of the individual or clientele being served. I believe in true empathy, truly trying to understand my clients' perspectives and their insight into their lives. Each person I have counseled over the years and will be counseling have inherent worth, dignity and I believe in their abilities to improve in areas of self-direction and self-efficacy. Therapy is all about the client who is reading this right now, the therapist is simply a conduit to improve a person's ability to reorganize their life, to improve their internal locus of control, to help a client engage in goal-oriented behavior and be conscientious of the choices one is making in life on a regular basis. Cognitive behavioral methods consider irrational thought paradigms and help to counteract these cognitions or thoughts with more rational. self-esteem enhancing thoughts and help a person to see the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Bipolar disorder
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LCSW #2592-C (Expires: 2021-03-01)
LCSW #2002009971 (Expires: 2021-09-01)
Betina is an excellent therapist and person. She listens and gives constructive feedback and all this in a very warm and conversational atmosphere, in which I feel heard and comfortable in order to share my thoughts and feelings.
I find Bettina to be gently supportive and encouraging. Her care and compassion are exemplary. I am extremely grateful to her for her time. She is a voice in the wilderness bringing me back home to safety.
Great listener. Helpful advice. Offers other references and resources applicable to your goals.
Betina is nothing short of awesome! I love talking to her. She's a great listener, but will answer questions about herself as well, and that makes her very personable and someone you actually develop a relationship and friendship with. I highly recommend her!
Betina is very kind and intelligent. She always tries to understand what I am trying to say and I really appreciate that she even does research outside of BetterHelp to show me why I do certain things. I would strongly recommend her to others especially those with a sense of humor and are maybe a little shy.
Lovely, perceptive, and extremely helpful.