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Ethel Dickerson, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, 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
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Parenting issues Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Antisocial Personality, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

CT LCSW 005954

Reviews

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.

Miss Dickerson is a compassionate, empathetic & understanding person & Therapist!
She has a Peaceful subtle assertiveness that is just right.
I feel safe and comfortable in her care and I appreciate her deeply!

Written on Jul 03, 2024 after therapy with Ethel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Nothing but positive things to say about Ethel! Only having spoken over the phone I can tell what a bright spirit she has. I appreciate her insights and she is proactive about checking in and making sure you are doing well.

Written on Jun 20, 2024 after therapy with Ethel for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, coping with life changes, and adhd

Ethel has been such a joy to work with! I truly feel supported by her and I appreciate her care and perspective as I navigate through life's joys and challenges. As someone who has tried therapy for the first time I am glad she was my first experience!

Written on Jun 07, 2024 after therapy with Ethel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is delightful to work with! She listens well and gives good advice to work on yourself , to prepare for the next visit.

Written on Jun 05, 2024 after therapy with Ethel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

From the beginning, Miss Ethel hit the mark for everything that I needed in a therapist. She helped me understand myself better. She gave me the tool to get through some of the situations that I’ve been going through.

Written on May 28, 2024 after therapy with Ethel for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She's wonderful and understanding and a great therapist. I always feel like she's empathetic to my needs.

Written on May 12, 2024 after therapy with Ethel for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes