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Ernest Garrett, III, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is Ernest E. Garrett III, and I have 18 years of post-graduate MSW-level social work experience, within special education settings and the private practice setting. I am currently practicing full-time as a Deaf LCSW therapist/clinician in private practice, which is a dream come true, post-pandemic! I take pride in being able to communicate effectively with diverse clients from all walks of life. I received my M.S.W. degree from Gallaudet University, and I am licensed at the clinical level in Missouri, Wisconsin, the District of Columbia, Louisiana (Inactive Status), and Alabama, as well as pending applications for licensure status in a host of other states.

I regard myself a specialist in the provision of culturally sensitive and competent clinical social work services; I offer such services in a culturally affirmative and linguistically accessible environment; I render services with and on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed populations in general and disability populations in particular.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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EnglishAmerican Sign Language

License information

MO LCSW 2011008912


DC LICSW LC50080815

WI LCSW 8370-123


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ernest Garrett, III. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr Garrett did an excellent job at helping me find solutions to my issues. He provided context and tool to help me find the answers while being encouraging and understanding.

Written on Mar 28, 2024 after therapy with Ernest for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I highly commend Dr. Garrett, III for his exceptional cultural sensitivity and awareness, which makes communicating with him effortless and judgment-free. As a deaf individual, it's refreshing to find a therapist who not only understands my perspective but also communicates effectively in my language. Dr. Garrett's ability to connect with and understand people from diverse backgrounds is remarkable. My sessions with him, aimed at improving my social skills, have been incredibly beneficial. I confidently recommend Dr. Garrett to anyone seeking a compassionate and understanding therapist.

Written on Jan 24, 2024 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

As a current patient of Dr. Garrett, I can say that he meets my needs of a therapist every session. He supports me and helps me think things out in ways that I need, and understands me based on our previous conversations and my experiences. He was been a crucial part of my healing and self-reflective process this past year. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a therapist and needs emotional support through whatever it may be.

Written on Jan 08, 2024 after therapy with Ernest for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Garrett is an incredible therapist and he has helped me so much throughout one of the most strenuous and tumultuous times in my life. I immediately saw enormous growth thanks to him, and I cannot believe how wonderful his services have been. I am so thankful for him and his help. It has been a blessing!!

Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Very pleasant, caring,relatable,professional,easy to talk too

Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I enjoy talking to him about my problems.

Written on Jun 03, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem