Helen Ward

(LICSW)

About Me

Hello, my name is Helen Ward. I have a Master in Social Work degree from Walla Walla University. I graduated in 2000 and have been practicing in the field of social work ever since. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work in many different areas within the field of social work. They include community, healthcare, advocacy, mental health, military and veterans, and hospice and palliative care. I have worked primarily with adults 18 years and older. Currently, I am working with the veteran population and their spouses providing individual and group therapy. Also, I have worked with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence, PTSD, and substance abuse issues.

I think of my treatment approach as integrative because I prefer combining several different, but complimentary treatment models. Working in the field of social work for 20 years, I have established many meaningful relationships with individuals from varying backgrounds. My style is open, honest, non-judgmental, and trustworthy. In working with individuals in counseling services, I am extremely aware of my own biases and the recognition of the courage it takes to ask for help. I consider it to be an honor to walk with someone along side their journey.

I look forward to working with you. If you are ready to take the first step, I am here to support and empower you through the process.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #LW60294560 (Expires: 2020-11-01)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Jan 19, 2020 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Helen is a very kind soul. She listens to me and has the tools for making informative decisions. She has been a savior.

Written by J.A. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I’m very happy with my counselor Helen Ward. She has given me good ideas for dealing with my issues and been a very responsive listener and support.

Written by D.U. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Helen is a professional counsellor, genuinely concerned with her clients. I am grateful I got to interact with her. I have learnt more about my weaknesses and strengths and how to cope with day to day stressors. I would totally recommend anyone to her.

Written by L.Y. on Dec 04, 2019 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue

Helen Ward is very down to earth and real. Talking with her is very easy and I feel like she really has my best interest in mind, even if it’s not exactly what I want to hear. She helps me see things from a different perspective and gain new insights about myself so I can work on getting well.

Written by Z.O. on Nov 26, 2019 after counseling with Helen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Helen has been an amazing counselor for me. Her answers have been done in a timely manner and have been right on topic for my needs. I really appreciate her quick and thorough responses to my posts.

Written by L.E. on Nov 16, 2019 after counseling with Helen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I feel very comfortable with Helen. I have a difficult time opening up and she seems to understand that

Written by B.E. on Nov 15, 2019 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Helen has been huge in helping me get through a crazy and overwhelming period of my life. She has been professional but genuine and I can tell that she really cares. I don’t know how I would make it through this without her.

Written by C.H. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Helen is punctual. Gives me great feedback and tips to improve myself. I appreciate her worksheets and perspective.

Written by T.U. on Oct 31, 2019 after counseling with Helen for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

She has been a great presence for me. A digital friend who has been able to invite me back into my goals and pain and grief when I’m moving into life without pause or noticing. She is helpful and engaging in a way that is respectful and fluid. Not too sugary or trite big affirming and empathetic. Way to go Helen.