I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that successful outcomes depend on a strong working alliance between therapist and client. With a strong foundation in place, we can then focus on the presenting issues. My goal is to help clients acquire, practice, and reinforce coping skills for dealing with life’s challenges. To do this, I draw from a variety of clinical perspectives, including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavior, Solution Focused, and Narrative therapy. I work with adults of all ages and backgrounds. I realize that in today’s busy world, scheduling during work hours can be a challenge. For that reason, I offer evening appointments as well as Saturdays.
Couple and family related conflict
Major life events
Personality related issues
CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, and Narrative Therapy
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LCSW 0904009306
Very personable and friendly. Has enough lift experience to relate to almost anything I bring up and usually has a story to reinforce ideas to deal with things. Great person all around and very easy to talk to and discuss difficult issues.
Written on May 12, 2023 after therapy with Edward for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Ed is awesome! I can tell he really cares, and he seems very genuine. He’s really helping me think more positively to overcome anxieties that I have.
Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse
Ed is an excellent therapist who actually listens and provide help that applies to me specifically. I highly recommend his help and wish I had started earlier.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Edward McIntosh was very helpful and made me feel comfortable discussing issues.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Ed is a fantastic listener and a grounding presence in my life. Our therapy relationship is very collaborative and gives me new tools every session. I highly recommend Ed to anyone who has anxiety, depression, or any type of emotional regulation issues as he's very calming and also has a good sense of humor!
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem
Ed is just great. He makes me feel normal for being human. He helps calm my racing thoughts by presenting alternative perspectives, even if I’m not receptive right away. When I experienced a trauma, he made himself available as soon as he could to help me through it. With his guidance, it ended up not becoming traumatic and I was able to move through it without any hang ups. He’s compassionate and open and I just really appreciate him.
Written on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Edward for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd