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Carissa Streich, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes
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About me

Hi! I am a clinical social worker licensed in Washington with over a decade of experience working in the field. I have worked with clients across the age spectrum with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, stress, anxiety, bullying, relationship issues, life transitions and career challenges. I have also worked with many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My counseling style can be direct, but is warm and strengths-based. I believe in treating all humans with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines tenets of cognitive-behavioral and psycho-dynamic theories, while using a trauma-informed framework. I will tailor our pace, dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to reach out for support and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you along your path.

I look forward to working with you, and getting to know you better!

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and abuse Bipolar disorder Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

WA LICSW 60793828


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

Carissa has understood me for who I am. They have listened to me and has been very insightful in helping me. I greatly appreciate their counseling techniques and their ability to walk me through solutions for the issues I bring up.

Written on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Carissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I’ve only had two sessions with Carissa (just booked my 3rd), and she has been an incredible counselor so far. She listens to everything I have to say and challenges me to think of things I never considered before. The things she’s challenged me to do have made a difference (good) in my healing process. I like that she doesn’t tip toe around issues either, but is kind about it. Highly recommend!

Written on Jul 09, 2020 after therapy with Carissa for 2 weeks