I am a licensed clinical social worker with over thirty years of experience in the social work field. I have worked with families, children, parents, and individuals. I have an extensive background in child welfare services and in special education, working with children with special needs and their families.
I have worked in hospitals and with adults in mental health rehabilitation.
I am currently employed with the Department of Veterans' Affairs. Many of the veterans served in my program suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety or addictions.
I have come to believe over many years of practice that it is critical to help clients express and clarify their goals and to identify the barriers to reaching those goals. Of equal importance is helping clients identify and build upon their strengths. Often this means learning about available resources to assist them.
In summary, my approach as a clinical social worker is to help clients understand and meet their personal life goals, using all the resources available to them.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Military and Veterans Issues, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Phobias
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-21847
CO LCSW CSW09925955
Hazel is truly wonderful! Having her as my counselor brings me comfort, knowing I have someone so caring and understanding to talk to.
Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Hazel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management
Hazel has been wonderful. I have felt heard and she has given me good advice and helped me grow and learn how do deal with current struggles and truly cares about my soul.
Written on Oct 13, 2023 after therapy with Hazel for 5 months
Hazel is so kind, and very easy to talk to! I feel like she really listens to me, and has a perfect balance of supporting me while still encouraging me to "do the work" I need to do!
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Hazel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
I enjoy having Hazel as a therapist! She is very easy to talk to and has a big heart. I appreciate her expertise.
Written on Apr 13, 2023 after therapy with Hazel for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Excellent therapist- experienced and a great listener.
Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Hazel for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts
I love hazel as a caregiver. She always makes sure we understand eachother and she has always remain professional l. I am so thanksful that she was matched with me :)
Written on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Hazel for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes