Deirdre Devlin

(WA, LICSW, 60978302, ID, LCSW, 39220, CA, LCSW, 61443)

About Me

Hello and welcome!

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California, Washington and Idaho, and have provided therapy and support for adults for the past 11 years. My history includes working with individuals who have histories of trauma, emotional concerns of depression and anxiety, and those who are transitioning and adjusting to new life stages and circumstances. In addition I have worked providing therapeutic support for people who provide support to others, such as caretakers and therapists.

My counseling style has been described as warm, affirming and genuine. I believe very strongly in treating others with respect and dignity, and in staying with the client's needs and desires for counseling. My approach integrates Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy as well as assisting clients in understanding their own emotions, motivations and in determining their own choices and life path. Most importantly I believe that each of us has a unique personality and something of value to share.

You've already taken the first step in reaching out for support in meeting your needs and your goals for your mental health, wellness, and life, and I would love to help you with the next steps.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #61443 (Expires: 2021-08-01)

LCSW #39220 (Expires: 2021-08-08)

LICSW #60978302 (Expires: 2022-08-08)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Trustworthy. Honest and caring. Always listens to me and helps me organize my thoughts

Written by M.A. on Nov 10, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Deidre is a perfect therapist. I feel listened to, supported, but not guided. She is always available--I know I always have someone to text.

Written by M.A. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dee has been kind, knowledgeable and very helpful for me over the last few months. She’s a good listener and has great ideas and advice. I would recommend her to anyone in search of those qualities in a therapist. Thanks, Dee!

Written by K.Y. on Oct 23, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Deidre Devlin is very compassionate and really shows me that she listens to what I am saying. She brings up good insight on things and supports my improvements while still keeping other actions I have made in mind for later discussions. I feel very comfortable discussing anything with the trust that she knows I am there to talk things out to help improve my quality of life. I have never felt judgement.

Written by M.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 5 months on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

I have appreciated Deirdre’s professionalism, empathy and expertise. She is responsive, kind and encouraging. I really like her.

Written by I.M. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Working with Deirdre has been extremely helpful during what has been a very challenging time in my life. When anxiety over Covid, racism, finances, health, career and family seemed overwhelming, Deirdre was able to help me think through things, process and figure out next steps. I appreciate her help.

Written by S.U. on Aug 18, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

The two sessions I have had with Dee have been very productive. We easily flow through the session and she lets me reflect and be heard. I am happy to be paired with her and begin my adult counseling journey with someone with her expertise.

Written by C.E. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’ve been seeing Dee for a few months now and I’m so happy that I matched with her. Dee always makes me feel very comfortable and safe to express myself concerning my family trauma, personal insecurities, and social stresses. She’s incredibly easy to talk to as she is both warm and observant. She really listens and leans in when I explain how I’m feeling. She remembers the details of what I’ve told her about my life and past sessions. Also Dee has consistently helped me self reflect and reach my goals in therapy. She shares helpful tools and knowledge. This is the longest (sever months) I have ever been in therapy and I’m so glad I’ve done it with her help. I now feel confident for whatever is next in my life.

Written by S.H. on Jul 18, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Deirdre is the best therapist I've met with. She is very understanding, offers helpful feedback, suggestions/ tools, and always puts patients first. I would definitely recommend Deirdre.

Written by L.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Dee is so sweet! She’s very good at reading between what I’m saying and give me amazing insight into myself. this is my first time having a therapist and I truly think she does a wonderful job. I’m not used to being supported by others and I don’t like asking for help. I’m really glad I found her!

Written by F.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Kind and professional!

Written by A.N. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Deirdre Devlin is a great and wonderful therapist ! She’s understanding and I’m so happy and grateful I’ve found her. I believe I will achieve my goals with her and overcome them. To me , everything is going well and I’m at peace when talking to her. I’m so glad I have found the courage to receive help. I DO NOT REGRET IT!

Written by D.E. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

So far she is so responsive and helpful! She really gave me relief from feeling selfish and dramatic, she reassured me my feelings are valid and is teaching me tools for coping and working through anxiety.

Written by M.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very grateful to have found Dee. She has been so helpful in guiding me thru years of buried pain and trauma. She is kind, supportive, respectful and encouraging. And she's so wonderful about checking in with me when I don't have time to reach out - bc my habit is to make myself a last priority. But her checking in helps me make space for myself. So glad to have her help navigating thru all of my complex emotions right now.

Written by C.I. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Deirdre is a wonderful counselor. She is a great listener whose questions help me gain insight into my issues.

Written by B.R. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Deirdre has been very knowledgable and professional.

Written by E.V. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is an amazing counselor! She empathizes and shows she cares. I really enjoy talking to her. The only recommendation is to reply more often during the day but completely understand that caseloads are high currently!

Written by R.A. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

It is a journey I am exited to be on and Deirdre is the best support I can have.

Written by T.E. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Deirdre is a good listener and offers good advice. She checks up on me to see how my week is going and she seems to. Genuinely care.

Written by J.A. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

She is so insightful and amazing. Love her!

Written by A.R. on May 01, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Deirdre has been very helpful in first providing questions that bring out the problems I'm facing in a way we can set up goals. Secondly she has been a great source for active excercises and providing me with helpful worksheets to work towards my goals. Overall she is very pleasant to talk to, replies with helpful feedback that I can really use, and is very supportive.

Written by R.I. on Mar 10, 2020 after counseling with Deirdre for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I was curious, but hesitant trying BetterHelp. I've done in person counseling in the past with success, but there's always challenges such as time constraints and income which makes it difficult to continue.

Deirdre has been an absolute blessing in my therapeutic journey! She's been working with me for almost 6 months now and has been wonderful guidance. There's so many hoops we go through in life and many times we just need someone to talk to about how we feel. She's warm, compassionate, understanding. She also has a lot of strategies up her sleeves. She responds in a very timely manner and recognizes when you need more support. I appreciate having her and I look forward to my continued work with her. Thanks Deirdre!