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Gwen Olcsvay, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in the field for approximately 20 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and more recently persons with chronic mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, and Bi-polar Disorder. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse.

I love helping people be their best selves. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and motivational enhancement therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, 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, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

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

This is my first time speaking with a therapist and I feel extremly grateful that I was paired with Gwen. I have an extremely busy work schedule and ALOT of real life stuff going on within my family. I find it really difficult to communicate how I am really feeling and Gwen has made me feel comfortable and safe enough to be completly open and honest with my feelings. It has helped me in so many ways!! :)

Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Gwen for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She's such a great listener and knows exactly what to say

Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Gwen for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

Good listener, makes you feel at ease, not judgmental.

Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Gwen for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Gwen is great!! I’ve only had one session so far and plan to have more but thought she was very insightful and intuitive

Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Gwen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

I really appreciated her thoughtful insights and patient demeanor.

Written on Mar 28, 2023 after therapy with Gwen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and anger management

Gwen is a great listener and I have had a great experience with her help thus far!

Written on Oct 10, 2022 after therapy with Gwen for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd