My professional background is extensive and has allowed me to work with many cultures, ages, and stations in life. I come from a teaching and management background, and returned to graduate school later in my career to complete a Master in Social Work. All of my adventures have led me to love clinical work because I am able to help clients from many different backgrounds. My approach to therapy always starts with learning about where my client is right now and why they chose to come to therapy. Once we establish workable and realistic goals, then I can determine which clinical approach may work best. This can be Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, or perhaps solution-focused therapy. Each individual is unique, so one approach may not meet that client's needs. It all depends on what works best for the client
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic Stress, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 2016039766
WA LICSW LW 60004868
Miss Dorothy is very gentle, generous & compassionate.
I appreciate her very much.
Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Dorothy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders
She is easy to talk to, like talking to a longtime friend, interjects with thoughtful advice, questions and reflections. During the first couple of months I’ve had personal emergencies that led me to cancel a few appointments. She reiterated to me the importance of consistency without any guilt trips while maintaining empathy.
In the past I have had a hard time finding a good therapist, but with better help I was lucky enough to be assigned/recommended Dorothy right away. I could not be more grateful for my therapist and the better help app.
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Dorothy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Dorothy has really helped transform my life but most importantly at my own pace. She helps you with everyday struggles, then overtime you’ll find yourself wanting to explore deeper questions and truths about yourself. If you’re in a place to do that. Speaking to Dorothy has significantly helped me out my rut in life. I can’t thank her enough for the work that she does.
Written on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Dorothy for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd