I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in private practice. I am down to earth and pretty much laid back, with a great sense of humor. My approach is holistic, mindful and eclectic using cognitive behavioral and other therapeutic methods as needed. I have worked with clients of all ages and from all walks of life.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues, self esteem, sexual abuse, domestic violence, parenting, life transitions, blended families, and many other issues that concern my clients.
I work well with most people, regardless of their spiritual, religious beliefs or political beliefs. I am non-judgmental and do not criticize. I will be supportive and encouraging as you navigate this journey to feel better.
I will use my intuitive nature and empathetic feelings to help you work through difficult times. I want you to know that you do not have to do this alone. I am here to be with you in that place and be sensitive to your needs and concerns. I will provide you with a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings, and sort through whatever is on your mind. Together we will look at the obstacles you are facing, and work at breaking them down. We will maximize your strengths, and help you to put forth the best version of yourself.
I look forward to meeting you!
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arizona (15847)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, North Carolina
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Arkansas
Life Coach and Mentor in all other locations
MSW in Social Work, Arizona State University
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, Hoarding, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-15847
AR LCSW 8607-C
NC LCSW C007589
Bette is so awesome!! I feel like I could talk to her for forever. She always gives me such sound advice and she has really helped me work through some deep things. She truly has helped me change my view on life and the experiences I have.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Bette for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
I am new to all of this but so far Bette has been great and has worked to understand my situation. Things are going very well and I am looking forward to this process.
Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Bette for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Bette has been a huge support system for me over over the last couple months. I was in a dark place, uncertainty filled my days. She was able to work with me to remind me of my value and my worth, setting boundaries and working through emotions. Working with Bette has been a positive experience and I am in a much better and peaceful place than I've been in years!
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with Bette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She has been nothing but kind and understanding. Fast responses with a lot of insight, great resources and a lot of care. I’m very grateful to get to work with her.
Written on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Bette for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder,
Bette has been very helpful and attentive
Written on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Bette for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
She’s been very patient, supportive, and encouraging with me.
Written on Mar 29, 2020 after therapy with Bette for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd