(C.W.) Cecil Devers (he/him/his)

(LCSW)

About Me

Welcome. Thank you for visiting this profile description in your search for a mental health clinician. It is not easy filtering through the many skilled and well-equipped providers. My hope is this description helps to clearly provide an overview of my therapeutic approach and personality traits to aid you with this step in your journey.

Professionally, I (pronouns: he/him/his) am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of California. Since 2008, I have been located in the east bay of the San Francisco area in California. I obtained an undergraduate social worker degree at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2005 and MSW degree at the Jane Addams college of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. Over the past decade, I have experienced working with a wide range of diverse population groups (whom socioeconomic status ranges from low to upper-middle). Also, I have experience working with individuals who are meet with chronic and acute physical health conditions and other lifestyle changing circumstances. I am an eclectic therapist, pulling psychodynamic approaches and interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, solution focus, motivation interviewing, harm reduction, logotherapy, and behavioral therapy. Meaning, I support you with the development of self-determined goals and implementing practical tools in a client-centered nonjudgmental and confidential space. You set the pace and I reinforce accountability.

Personally, I found clear and open communication promotes healthy wellness plans steering towards the desired outcomes.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #81539 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Cecil is a great listener and is extremely helpful in providing advice but also allowing me to talk. Keeps it light when necessary too

Written by E.M. on Mar 18, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and bipolar disorder

Cecil really listens to what I have to say and takes time with his responses. He makes me feel heard and respected and also makes me laugh which is helpful when I’m feeling overwhelmed. He has already helped me in multiple aspects of my life in just 2 sessions.

Written by Y.A. on Mar 14, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

C.W, has amazing expertise- he is a great listener- extremely thoughtful and caring.

Written by K.E. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Cecil is compassionate, kind and patient! Loved engaging with Cecil!

Written by A.N. on Feb 26, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

CW is the best therapist I have encountered.

Written by A.M. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Cecil has supported me through one of my biggest decisions and transitions in my academic career. He's been really attentive throughout our sessions and very encouraging of having me take control of the direction and goals of our sessions. I've recommend many of my friends to BetterHelp because I'm in a much better state of mind thanks to Cecil.

Written by D.I. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with (C.W.) Cecil for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Patient, insightful, funny. I appreciate the fact that he doesn’t clock-in and out. He gives me space to process, think, share. Thank you Cecil!