I have over 12 years of combined counseling experience at the professional level 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. counterbalancing, self-esteem enhancing thoughts and help a person to see the connections between thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
MO LCSW 2002009971
AR LCSW 2592-C
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Betina Bolin. 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.
She has been a great sounding board and helpful on a number of topics.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is a wonderful person. She definitely listens to you and helps to work things out. She also has a whole different outlook towards life which is great. And she does not judge whatever I talk to her about. She is definitely a wonderful person.
Written on Jan 10, 2023 after therapy with Betina for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I'm so grateful for Betina Bolin being my therapist. Thank you so much for the fantastic advise and encouraging messages.
Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem
I appreciate my therapist, Betina. Not only is she an engaged and compassionate listener but she offers helpful suggestions for my issues by directing me to scriptures that I find interesting and meaningful. I feel as if she cares about my struggles and is not merely going through the motions to show up as my therapist. Knowing that someone cares is perhaps the greatest help of all.
Written on Dec 26, 2022 after therapy with Betina for 4 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I like that she is easy to talk to.
Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management
I am thankful for the help i have received so far.
Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem