Betina Bolin

(LCSW)

About Me

I have over 10 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2592-C (Expires: 2021-03-01)

LCSW #2002009971 (Expires: 2021-09-01)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and compassion fatigue

She’s helping me and knows what to say to get my attention when I pull back.

Written by G.A. on Jan 07, 2021 after counseling with Betina for 3 weeks

Betinna is fabulous. Have signed up for session two

Written by K.I. on Dec 30, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s very genuine and caring

Written by M.A. on Dec 04, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 1 month on issues concerning bipolar disorder

Patient and listens with Biblical guidance with understanding.

Written by R.U. on Nov 01, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

It is a pleasure to work with Bertina. I feel like she helps me with some of my stress.
I would recommend her to a friend.

Written by G.Y. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Although I only had a few months of counselling sessions with Betina, she was always helpful throughout each session and provided me with techniques to feel calm and relieve stress/anxiety. I also enjoyed the small stories that she would discuss and bring some meaning and lessons during the sessions. I hope to start up counselling with Betina again later on! She has been a wonderful therapist throughout the whole journey :)

Written by J.E. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Betina is a great counselor. She has been very helpful this entire year, I started seeing her because I was very stressed with work and burnt out. I felt anxious and confused and needed to talk to someone to get through it and she was that person for me. Betina has been a guiding post for me, helping me to better understand myself and recognize the unhealthy and self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors to replace them with healthier ways of coping with difficult things in my life. She’s helped me change my perception of myself to a more positive one. I highly recommend Betina!

Written by S.H. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Betina is amazing

Written by M.A. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Betina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I can hardly find the words to describe how amazing Betina has been for me, but I’m am going to try to my best here. Betina has truly been a voice of peace in a time that my life has been full of turbulence. Not only is she an amazing therapist, but also an amazing person. With every conversation we’ve had I can feel the passion she has to truly help each and every client. Through her words I have overcome many things, and will continue to do so. To say I am thankful for Betina, and her wealth of knowledge, would be an understatement. Thank you Betina for being here when I needed you most! I look forward to your future, and all the amazing things you will achieve!

All of that said, I can’t recommend Betina highly enough, and I am thankful you have found her as well!

Written by V.. on Dec 17, 2019 after counseling with Betina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by J.A. on Dec 11, 2019 after counseling with Betina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by D.A. on Nov 28, 2019 after counseling with Betina for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Great listener. Helpful advice. Offers other references and resources applicable to your goals.

Written by S.E. on Oct 06, 2019 after counseling with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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!

Written by J.I. on Sep 07, 2019 after counseling with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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.

Written by L.O. on Aug 31, 2019 after counseling with Betina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Lovely, perceptive, and extremely helpful.