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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #61443 (Expires: 2021-08-01)
LCSW #39220 (Expires: 2021-08-08)
LICSW #60978302 (Expires: 2022-08-08)
I absolutely love talking with Deirdre. She has been amazing in helping me deal with emotions that I never knew how to deal with and were hard to me to comprehend. Slowly but surely we have been able to discover what works for me and I appreciate how understanding and committed she is to my growth.
Deirdre and I had an instant connection. She easy to talk to which make opening up easier. I feel the difference in my life really helping get out of the funk that I was in .
Really grateful to have found Dee. She is incredibly supportive and kind. She listens and has been a wonderful cheerleader for me, building my confidence and guiding me to have more self-empathy. And she's great about sending me worksheets or graphics for me to follow after we've discussed them in a session. It's been very helpful for me.
Trustworthy. Honest and caring. Always listens to me and helps me organize my thoughts
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.
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!
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.
I have appreciated Deirdre’s professionalism, empathy and expertise. She is responsive, kind and encouraging. I really like her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kind and professional!
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!
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.
Deirdre is a wonderful counselor. She is a great listener whose questions help me gain insight into my issues.
Deirdre has been very knowledgable and professional.
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!
It is a journey I am exited to be on and Deirdre is the best support I can have.
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.
She is so insightful and amazing. Love her!
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.
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!