Caitlin Freige

LCSW, LISW

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

ME LCSW LC21622

TX LCSW 108612

CA LCSW 99324

SC LISW 14873


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.

Written by V.I. on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Caitlyn fits with me very well. I’m not sure how BetterHelp does its matching, but it worked on the first attempt for me. Caitlyn is a perfect balance of listening, interpreting, and informing. She is gentle and kind, but also straightforward and direct. She can clearly see connections that I routinely miss, and helps me understand them, and then offers a new way of looking at things in another light. But she keeps these insights to a manageable frequency, so that I am never overwhelmed. She also remembers an amazing depth of detail. I will be discussing a current event in my life and she will effortlessly relate it to something that came up many weeks earlier, and show me the pattern. This makes me feel like she is truly invested in me, which makes working with her so easy and useful. She is a wonderful person and a great therapist.

Written by E.L. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

You rock

Written by D.A. on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Caitlin is wonderful at breaking down situations and creating easily digestible tools to use in future situations. Caitlin is always punctual, respectful, and makes a consistent effort to help. Thank you for all your help and tools provided for my healing journey Caitlyn!

Written by M.I. on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

To say Caitlin is good at what she does, doesn’t even begin to cover the amazing work she is doing here. I can’t express enough how thankful I am for her help throughout my healing journey. She has been with me every step of the way and while it has been far from easy she has remained a consistent and encouraging part of this whole process. Caitlin’s ability to connect and make me feel heard, understood, and safe while working through some of my most difficult times has made such a huge impact on my life and I am so grateful to have connected with her. I highly recommend Caitlin to anyone struggling and looking for a compassionate and knowledgeable therapist.

Written by K.A. on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I look forward to therapy with Caitlin every week, I have benefited from our sessions immensely. Even though it seems like every week I have some new insurmountable obstacle to overcome, with her help I am able to objectively look at my problems and find realistic solutions. Thank you Caitlin, you continue to help me become the best and healthiest version of myself.

Written by K.E. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has been truly amazing. She provide a honest and open place to collaborate on my mental health. She allows me to control the process that I need and assist me when I’m comfortable or uncomfortable.

Written by P.A. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Caitlin is a great listener and asks questions that help guide the conversation. She has been providing the support I need outside friends and family!

Written by G.I. on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

She’s the best.. I ♥️ her

Written by J.O. on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Perfect for me :) see understands and is empathetic towards all my issues. I couldn't recommend her more

Written by J.A. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Her questions open my eyes to the things I am overlooking or misinterpreting. Sometimes its simple things but they help me to conquer, rethink, reevaluate or just understand a little better my emotions. Then I can be in a little more control instead of being controlled by emotions.

Written by K.E. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s amazing and super helpful.

Written by C.A. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Caitlin is easy to talk to. She responds with compassion and empathy. I was afraid of being judged, but she made it easy for me to share.

Written by M.A. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Caitlin has provided such an incredible space of empowerment and non-judgement during our sessions. Her ability to listen and provide tools has made my experience in therapy very enjoyable. Most importantly she has supported me through big life transitions, giving me the guidance to take on my decision making with confidence and ease. I highly recommend working with Caitlin!

Written by S.A. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Caitlin is very kind and perceptive. She always allows me to share and explore my trauma in my own time, and I feel comfortable to share all my weirdness with her. She always asks questions I'm unprepared for, which are the best type of questions.

Written by S.A. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

she's awesome. im blessed to be working with her

Written by T.A. on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 month on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I had never done therapy before and heard from friends that it took a while to find someone who resonated with you and could actually be helpful. So I truly lucked out with Caitlin as my first therapist. She is so welcoming, non-judgmental, and easy to talk to. Talking about tough subjects felt safe with her and it has really helped my journey, especially my journey in the LGBT community. I highly recommend Caitlin.

Written by M.A. on Dec 20, 2021 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Caitlin was so so great to work with. She helped me understand how to deal with a big life change and we always had the best conversations! Never left a session without laughing and feeling better after talking with her.

Written by S.T. on Dec 14, 2021 after therapy with Caitlin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Caitlin has been a great support and appreciate her insight as well as thought provoking questions to further explore. She provides a safe and comfortable space for me to share my challenges in life.

Written by A.N. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She’s made the experience positive and painless. I’m so glad to be connected with Caitlin

Work with me!