Dorinda Wiseman


About Me


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I am licensed through the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA)/Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). I have over 18 years of experience in advocacy, direct services and/or practice in Social Work. I have worked on a variety of issues related to interpersonal relationships, personal growth and developoment, behavioral health and overcoming personal challenges and system barriers.

I believe an indivudal is the ultimate expert on their personal value and life purpose. Sometimes getting to know what that is, may need some assistance from an unbiased party. I am an active listener and I believe in finding the opportunities for improvement. My approach to counseling and therapy is ecclectic. I have utilized Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Thereapy, Person/Family-Centered, Strength-Based and Narrative Therapy modalities.

I firmly believe every person has the ability to be, "The Best Person They Want to Be." Sometimes, it takes stepping out and asking for assistance to get some help along the way.

I look forward to working collaboratively with you.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 18

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW 79460 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by S.U. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Dorinda for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dorinda is a very warm person. She has helped me a lot.

Written by T.A. on Jan 26, 2021 after counseling with Dorinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She's awesome!! Very sensitive, wise and gentle. Her style of counseling is perfect for me and it is just what I need right now. I highly recommend her!

Written by E.U. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Dorinda for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Ms. Dorinda is a wonderful and experienced therapist. She is knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. She guides our conversation with thoughtful questions, assurances, and deep kindness so that I feel heard and understood. I feel very lucky to have been matched with her and be working with her on my mental health.

Written by M.E. on Dec 18, 2020 after counseling with Dorinda for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

So far my experience with Dorinda has been so awakening and just refreshing. Immediately I felt comfortable speaking with her. Our first video call felt like I was talking to a friend. She is genuine, which is hard to come by nowadays. She truly cares for me, wants to understand and unravel all the parts of my mental health and help me get a grip on it so I can start my healing process. I was in therapy with someone for close to 9 years and never felt the level of consideration, concern, and understanding as Dorinda does in only a couple of sessions. We all need someone like Dorinda in our life, I'm so glad I was matched with her.