Dr. Ernest Garrett, III

LCSW, LICSW

About me

My name is Dr. Ernest E. Garrett III, and I have 16 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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 16

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

American Sign Language


Licensing

MO LCSW 2011008912

AL LICSW 4838C

DC LICSW LC50080815

WI LCSW 8370-123


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. 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.

Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Dr Garrett is professional and a pleasure to heal with. I have nothing but positive words to say about him.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Garrett is kind, capable and has really helped me so much.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Overall amazing

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. Garret III is very professional and understanding to my unique situation. I will definitely be recommending him to others

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Offers insightful therapy sessions and great resolution tactics

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, and coping with life changes

I can't say enough positive things about my experience with Dr. Garrett, III. He has a warm, expressive, and caring personality. He is very supportive and genuinely cares about me and my goals. Importantly, he's a great listener and has made a variety of observations based on what I've shared that have helped me learn more about myself. Working with him has made noticeable improvements in my life, and I'm very grateful!

Written on Oct 19, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Garrett is the best listener and communicator I have ever been in therapy with—a great and friendly person who’s easy to work with

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

He’s an amazing doctor, and I would recommend him to anyone. Kind, helpful.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Always perceptive, always has valuable insight, and always makes a solid observation.

Written on Jul 05, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

While I have just began working with Dr. Garrett, he is a knowledgeable and expert therapist. He is kind, thoughtful, brilliant, hard working, inquisitive and willing to learn about new things.

He helps me to feel seen; better understand my self, thoughts, & emotions; and identifies patterns that I am personally unaware of.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching

I have been in and out of therapy for a few years with different therapists. I finally feel like I can see the world with a brighter light thanks to Dr Garrett.

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Garrett is an excellent therapist, goes above and beyond to make sure I am okay, and provides ways to better me as a person. I hugely appreciate his efforts to help me.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

EG3. What can I say? I’m a mental health professional. I’ve benefited from therapy at times of difficulty. I’m so glad I found Ernest Garret III as I’m going through a divorce after almost 30 years of marriage. He’s smart. He pays attention. He’s punctual. Most of all he shows how much he cares. He’s challenged me at times and just supported at others. It seems like each session has a clear message by the time we’re done. I highly recommend EG3. I’m just hoping his schedule doesn’t book completely now!

Written on Mar 21, 2022 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

Ernest and I have only had a few meetings so far, but he's been fantastic to work with. Very thoughtful - takes time to listen without judgment, and also confirms what I'm saying to let me know that he understands and that we're on the same page about how I'm doing. I was looking for a therapist who is steady, reliable, empathetic, and clear in communication, and Ernest has been all of those things. I'm very grateful and highly recommend.

Written on Aug 19, 2021 after therapy with Ernest for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

excellent service all around when I really needed some critical support, worth the money.

Work with me!