Christian Specks, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Board-Approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor (BACS), a lifelong Qualified School Social Work Specialist (QSSWS), a Licensed Clergy, and an Assistant Professor of Social Work. I am now pursuing a doctorate in education, focusing on P-20 special education. For over 17 years, I have worked in social work, focusing on marginalized populations and assisting individuals/families with special education needs and disabilities and their consequences on schools, individuals, and family relations. I offer a unique perspective to my students and clients based on my personal, academic, and clinical experiences and my competence as a school and faith-based social worker. My prior expertise, experience, and perspective assist in supporting people and families as they navigate the complexity of the special education evaluation process and school-based and faith-based interventions to provide diversity, inclusive, and equitable support while in the field.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LCSW 9505
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Christian is great at communicating and working with her patients. I appreciate her following up with me and her insight and understanding about what I’m going through. I highly recommend her!
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Christian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Christian is attentive, caring and respectful of what I have to say. She listens when I need to talk and gives me advice that always has helped me better understand my emotions. I couldn't have asked for a better therapist and I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to work on bettering their mental health.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Christian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Christian is really nice and really listens to what I have to say. She has helped me so much and has gotten me through many different struggles I have had in the last few months. I am so happy she is who is helping me get through these hard times in my life!
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Christian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd
Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Christian for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
Christian is a great listener and is very empathetic. She also cares about you which is very nice.
Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Christian for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts
She is the absolute best
Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Christian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue