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Casey Coughlin, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

As an LCSW, my approach centers around providing unconditional positive regard and guiding people to finding their best pathway forward. My preferred methods are solution-focused and narrative therapy. I believe that every person has a story to tell, and how they perceive and tell their story determines a whole lot of what they experience in life.

Helping individuals identify their true story and what they want their narrative to be inspires me. I have learned that we all have barriers through life that block us from living and creating our ideal story. These barriers often involve dilemmas with very attainable solutions, as long as we have the right guidance and state of mind. Common problems that I work with often include: Issues related to past trauma, social or acute anxiety causing minimal confidence, and depression and a lost sense of hope. The following principles are what guide me as I get to know each person I work with, and together we work through these principles in the following order...

1. Safety
2. Trust
3. Choice: Client-driven means and objectives
4. Collaboration
5. Empowerment

Professional experience

17yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

WI LCSW 9531-123


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

Casey is fantastic! Careful listener, thoughtful discussion partner, kind and compassionate, knowledgeable about a wide range of approaches to therapy. I’ve found him to be a great therapist and look forward to continuing to work with him.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Casey for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

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Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Casey for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

To me it is too early to determine how the therapy works for me. It takes time to get to the key issues to understand what to work on.

Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Casey for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Casey was a great listener and was great at prioritizing the issues that needed the most dire attention and was able to calm my mind while we work through the issues and and come up with a plan.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Casey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I appreciate his respectful and direct way of communication and dedication to helping me as a patient. I've had a few in person therapists throughout my life and I have to say Casey is probably the best even in the brief time we've worked together.

Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Casey for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Challenges us in session and is giving us the tools to strengthen our marriage especially communication.

Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Casey for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem