Hello and welcome! I'm so glad that you're here. My name is Caitlin Dow, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey with 12 years of professional work experience. I have spent much of my career working with children, youth, young adults, and adults in various levels of care. I started my career working in a residential treatment center before pursuing a change to school-based services. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence, among other challenges that are unique to the individual. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and in meeting you exactly where you are in your life. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. Please know that I acknowledge and respect that building a trusting relationship takes time, but that you are not alone. I am here to support & empower you in this journey, and believe we will make a great team in tackling whatever goals you may have for yourself today and in the future!
Additional areas of focus: Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Therapy
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It’s only been the first session, but I can already recognize the positive emotions that I’m feeling with my self after having many months of unexplainable mood swings relating to my recent burnout and breakdown. I’m looking forward to the day progress, and the work that I’ll be putting in with the health and guidance from someone as professional, and understand you as Caitlin to help lead me on my path to view my own self, while being the best version of myself for the future me, thank you.
Written on Nov 06, 2023 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd