Clara Cardenas

(LMSW, CAADC-pending, certification)
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About Me

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, intimate partner violence, trauma, parenting problems, LGBTQIA+, career challenges, chronic health challenges including HIV/AIDS and Autism OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

My therapy style is warm, interactive and conversational and as casual or formal as you need. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs and I can adapt or use other modalities of therapy when preferred or needed.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LMSW #6801108498 (Expires: 2024-04-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Clara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Clara is such a warm and compassionate soul! Her sense of humor helped me get through sharing some difficult topics. She created a safe space for me to express myself and feel heard and understood. Her genuine care for her clients is always felt! Simply the best. Thank you Clara!

Written by J.O. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Clara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Lovely to talk to, understanding, safe, and helped me immensely. Thanks so much!

Didn’t have a chance to properly say goodbye due to our time differences and me not realising the subscription ending. Feeling in a great place. I’m very thankful and wish you all the best ❤️

Written by V.I. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Clara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Super thoughtful and a great person to talk to