Hello there! Your search for help has led you to this moment. My name is Chester, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I’ve been fortunate to have worked with unique populations that have shaped my therapeutic approach. I have worked as a school-based social worker with inner-city children, teenagers, and at-risk young adults; veterans in homeless and residential treatment programs settings; and military service members. My fields of expertise are trauma (child abuse, domestic violence); anxiety and depression; substance abuse; and relationship issues.
I am fully committed to your success by being empathetic, non-judgmental, and compassionate. I will be your biggest advocate, and work with you through an interactive and collaborative process from start to finish. Thank you for placing your trust in me, and I look forward to meeting and working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Immigration Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 65306
Chester was great to work with. He was very communicative and very professional. I would definitely recommend him to other people!
Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Chester for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Chester has been extremely helpful in supporting me through my job loss. I appreciated that he was able to relate to me with a similar experience and share that his journey to healing was just that--a journey. He made me feel less alone and for me to see that it's just a job and it doesn't define me. Thank you!
Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Chester for 2 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Chester has been a great help throughout the last 6ish months. Coming into therapy, I was very scared and at a vulnerable place but Chester created an environment in which I could express myself openly and his worksheets were really helpful in my healing process. I can confidently say that Chester has given me the tools and helped me build a foundation on which I can grow myself and better myself moving forward. Thank you
Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Chester for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues
Chester is a great therapist. Definitely easy to talk too, does a great job of understanding what you are going through and how to improve incrementally. Chester also gives you work outside of your sessions that are tailored to your needs. Definitely excellent at what he does.
Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Chester for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Chester made it super easy for me to feel comfortable. At first I was unsure about getting therapy, after our first session I realized Chester was the right therapist for me. He was friendly, understanding, patient, and he helped me learn valuable tools to help me feel better. I definitely recommend Chester as I am sure he is able to help anyone like he helped me.
Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Chester for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Chester has such a kind and thoughtful approach to therapy. His help has guided me to better understand and manage myself. I never thought therapy could be this insightful and rewarding - it's truly made an impact in my everyday. You can tell that Chester genuinely cares and will do his best to support you and even challenge you when needed. You won't regret choosing Chester.
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Chester for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd