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.
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Fatherhood Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Posttraumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
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
LCSW #81539 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
Cecil is a great listener and is extremely helpful in providing advice but also allowing me to talk. Keeps it light when necessary too
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.
C.W, has amazing expertise- he is a great listener- extremely thoughtful and caring.
Cecil is compassionate, kind and patient! Loved engaging with Cecil!
CW is the best therapist I have encountered.
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.
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!