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Ethel Dickerson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression
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About me

I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Connecticut with over 20 yrs. experience in areas that include trauma, anxiety, parenting challenges, ADHD, autism, racism, varying levels of depression, grief and loss and emotional/psychological impacts of the pandemic. Specifically, some of my work experiences have been in an outpatient clinic, working with homeless, all school aged children, coordinating a trauma first responders' team, adults and family situations that including grief and loss related challenges. I interact naturally with a friendly and professional style. Honesty and giving my undivided attention in each session is part of who I am as a therapist. Expect that sometimes and sometimes not you may hear what you want to hear in our session. I believe everyone deserves an abundance of respect and not to be judged or treated unfairly. Anyone that wants help, takes the time to seek out help deserves a compassionate, sincere and professionally motivated response. This is something I can do. Utilizing my professional training and experiences couples with my life experiences we can get to the other side with positive outcomes.

I have a natural thinking process that's aligned and targets restructuring thought processes that are harmful. I believe people who desire can little by little adjust the thought patterns that are creating the most challenges in their lives to more positive routines of thought. It's essential to take the necessary journey aimed at improving the quality of your life. Take pride in reaching out the right way for support. Share this portion of your journey with me. I offer the best of my personal life and professional experiences to guide us to the other side or to the healthier thought processing.

Let's start the conversation and move toward improving whatever thought processes that may be getting in your way or holding you back from where or who you want to be.
I'm excited to meet you and look forward to our future conversations.

Good job for taking the step to a healthier you!

In the meantime, take care and stay safe.

Professional experience

22yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CT LCSW 005954


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

despite me only knowing Ethel for such a short period of time, I have been able to connect with her in ways that I have not been able to do with people, I’ve known my entire life. Her warm and sweet demeanor allows me to open up and talk with her, I recommend her to anyone.

Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Ethel for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ethel has worked through many issues that I've had. Especially how to help my sister who lost her son last year.

Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Ethel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve already recommended my therapist and BetterHelp to someone that is in a position to help people.

Written on Jan 07, 2023 after therapy with Ethel for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

She is great and gives me great advice and guidance

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Ethel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Ethel was wonderful to talk to, very possitive, affirming and empathetic. Would certainly recommend her services.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Ethel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and adhd

Ethel is wonderful to talk with

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Ethel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes