Betina Bolin

(LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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

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


Reviews

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.