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Caitlin Freige, LCSW, LISW-CP

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the states of California, Maine, South Carolina, and Texas with over 5 years of postgraduate experience in the field, with a MSW from the University of Southern California. Prior to providing care on the Better Help platform, I worked as a psychiatric social worker in the second largest jail in the nation. The work I performed at the jail was largely triage and crises management based. I worked the entire frontline of the pandemic, and am witnessing firsthand the effects this pandemic has had on the public's functioning. As a result, my passion shifted from a highly institutionalized setting to getting back into the community where I started.

My experience in social work predates graduate school as my interest in the human behavioral sciences led me through many majors. During my last year in undergraduate school, I left Criminal Justice studies to graduate with a degree in Sociology from Long Beach State. My transition through various fields of study mirrors my scope of practice today which is varied and wide. My lens of practice during graduate school included a concentration in children, youth, and families, with a sub-concentration in school social work. The various populations I have served during the past 5 years include those without homes, trauma survivors, families, children, single adult women, single adult men, LGBTQ+ youth and adults, along with the incarcerated male population. As a sociologist first and a social worker second, my lens of practice is shaped through years of personal and professional life experience.

My approach to therapy can best be described as within a traditional framework but with an unconventional approach. My style of interaction is tailored to the client meaning I will meet you exactly where you are at. I am a firm believer in the understanding that we are all the experts of our own experiences. As such, my therapy style is client focused with an overarching structure of solution focused therapy, and problem solving therapy. The lens I use within this framework is through that of a trauma informed approach, with a humanistic foundation.

Self-empowerment resides within each of us, and I would be honored to be a part of the journey you seek to establish your best self. I look forward to becoming a part of your life expedition!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 99324

SC LISW-CP 14873

ME LCSW LC21622

TX LCSW 108612

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Caitlin Freige. 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.

Caitlin has been such a huge help and relief for me these past few years. I’m so grateful to have found such a competent therapist

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and addictions

She has always listened to my input on what my own experience and helps me talk through those issues with respect and understanding

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, adhd, and lgbt

My therapist has been a huge support to me and has been a constant to help me to continue to grow and work thru issues.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Caitlin is incredible as a therapist, as it was my first time working with a therapist I was nervous and unsure what to expect. Caitlin quickly put me at ease and has really helped me to feel like myself again. Having someone who understands complex dynamics and is always kind and thoughtful in her approach to each conversation. So lucky to have found her!

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have recommended Better Help and especially Caitlin to several friends and family, I have two friends that joined because of the positive impact Caitlin has made in my life. I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful and competent therapist.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I love the chat feature that we can communicate in the moment and not just wait for the therapy session!

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd