Hello my name is Gwen. I'm a licensed clinical social worker and I have worked in the behavioral health and substance abuse field for over 20 years. My first education in the area of counseling was in my third semester of college where I was introduced to the work of Dr. Carl Rogers. Dr. Rogers believes the role of the therapist is to be an empathic presence which creates a sense of safety. When you feel safe, it allows you to dive down deeper into your experience to figure out what happened, how is that playing out in your daily life and re-creating the suffering you are trying to avoid.
I believe everyone has the answers within themselves for all the questions they have about themselves and others. We live in a culture that doesn’t necessarily encourage reflection and self examination. In fact, for some it is discouraged.
My empathic presence, will allow you to find your way as we walk through that experience again, seeking a sense of completion so it no longer occupies your body. Allowing you to fit better within yourself. Together we can gain deeper insight, and develop strategies to cope with emotions, and subsequent behaviors.
Please let me offer you my perspective about emotion. I believe our emotions are our ‘feelings” in response to what we are sensing outside of ourselves. These emotions can be used as a roadmap in life. A road map that allows learning to better to enable you to have more control over what you say and do. Learning through self-awareness and reflection can lead to greater inner peace.
In my maturation process I had to learn how to regulate my emotions and tolerate the frustration I may feel when I don’t get what I want. Using these two behaviors, emotional regulation and tolerating frustration can lead to greater self-control and typically an increase in one’s self esteem.
Please join me in the voyage of you, as you seek greater inner peace.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NM LCSW C-07983
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Very understanding and help me with my concern
Gwen is extremely helpful and I am very fortunate to be working with her.
Gwen is very supportive and caring. She’s a great listener.
Gwen is really lovely listens and does her best to understand. Shes really intitive and is lovely at sharing advice and listens to me anytime I have trouble. Thanks Gwen!
As my first experience with a therapist I cannot be happier with the experience I've had so far. Gwen is a great listener and she's able to connect dots and make someone understand on a deeper level what's going on in their life. She's very helpful and I'm glad I'm taking this journey with her.
Working with Gwen is something I enjoy. First I had to find the confidence to talk without hesitation but she is a good listener and this helped me open up. I like that she is honest and authentic. Her facial expressions help me also a lot, because like her talk, it is very clear and easy understandable. I appreciate her knowledge that she shares with me and that she helps me focus on how I feel.
My sessions with Gwen Sterling have been very helpful and insightful. Her techniques helped me feel very comfortable to want to share more in therapy and to open up more so I can learn more about myself. She has great active listening skills and is very kind and gentle. She creates a comfortable and empathetic environment in our sessions.
Gwen has understood me like no one else has. She listens, truly listens, is empathetic and offers great insight and practical advice.
she is great at actively listening!