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Dr. Ernest Garrett, III, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

My name is 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.

Professional experience

17yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Self esteem 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

Live Chat


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 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.

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

After my last therapist left, Dr.Garrett helped me transition to a new therapist, he was understanding and being careful with my nerves about discussing my trauma with a new person after confiding in someone else and being let down by other therapists in the past. He really helped me learn to take pride in my work and my journey, and I owe him so much for helping me with everything over this past year.

Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Garrett is a great guy. He is knowledgeable and comfortable to talk with. It's a great connection that we are building. I am grateful and look forward to our meetings.

Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I am grateful for the time that Dr. Garrett made for me and his process for therapy was exceptional.

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. Garrett is an excellent therapist. He listened well, was supportive, helped me to plan and achieve my goals, and communicated well. I highly recommend him!

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Ernest for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem