Isabel Sanchez Cummings

LISW

About Me

Hello, I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Designation (LISW-S). I have over 7 yrs of direct mental health experience. I am grounded in a commitment to social justice, personal well-being, and the development of the whole person. I focus on depression, anxiety, stress, life changes and parenting (especially for those who care for individuals w/special needs). Typical areas of concern are emotional well-being, managing stress, relationship or family issues, identifying/exploring patterns and making desired changes. I work with clients through the process of becoming healthy individuals, offering them a place to receive both nurture and compassionate challenge. My goals are to assist individuals in the areas of 1) Self-Empowerment and Acceptance, 2) Decision-making, 3) Developing and implementing coping skills, 4) Identifying and using internal and external resources and 5) Improved positive well-being. I work with individuals (straight or LGBTQIA). I am highly competent in a variety of cultures, religions, and social and interpersonal issues. My practice core values are:
1) Autonomy - Self-determination; behavior an individual stands behind and, if reflective, would endorse and value. Autonomy is the process of doing something by one’s own decision or initiative.
2) Competence - Providing high quality, professional counseling services provided by a qualified LISW-S.
3) Effectiveness - A commitment to on-going education. It is knowing, understanding and implementing the best treatment practices available, practicing within my areas of expertise, and referring clients to other resources whenever it is in their best interest.
4) Integrity - Upholding a professional ethic regarding respect, privacy and confidentiality.
5) Respect & Diversity - Recognizing all aspects of our humanity and honor that all of these aspects remain salient to every life. This includes age, physical abilities and cognitive talents, socioeconomic status, political viewpoints, religious/spiritual and/or philosophical beliefs, sexuality, gender, racial/ethnic identities, and other unique characteristics.

I offer a safe and non-judgmental place, and I would be happy to work with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LISW #I.1600358-SUPV (Expires: 2022-12-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Isabel Sanchez Cummings. 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.

Written by P.E. on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life c

Isabel is a real pro!

Written by N.I. on Jul 09, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

A very kind hearted woman who has tremendously helped in assuring the capabilities we all possess but have forgotten about.

Written by M.I. on Jul 01, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Isabelle is compassionate and knowledgeable. I appreciate all the advice she had to offer me and would recommend her to others.

Written by A.M. on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Isabel is amazing. Compassionate, professional, empathetic, and incredibly helpful.

Written by R.I. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 1 month on issues concerning self esteem

I am extremely happy that I was matched with Isabel. What I love about my sessions with her is that she shows empathy while giving me good food for thought and perspective. She creates a safe space for me to speak. I am very grateful and lucky to work with her!

Written by Z.A. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

I am so happy to have met Isabel, she has been such a light in my life and has helped me with tools I will use for the rest of my life. I could not have asked for a more caring and compassionate therapist.

Written by T.R. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very understanding and helpful!

Written by K.A. on Apr 09, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Isabel was great and I will definitely continue seeing her!! I felt so understood and supported, she’s awesome!

Written by L.I. on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Isabel is always patient and understanding. She offers her support backed by her education. It helps me to feel truly understood, and like I have someone on my team.

Written by B.E. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Isabel is amazing! She is kind, wise, and funny - a warm and loving person who helped me to see my true worth and untangle the messy threads of emotions, habits, patterns, and life circumstances that were challenging me. Would 100% recommend!

Written by N.I. on Jan 31, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Isabel is a highly compassionate, non-judgemental person. I feel comfortable speaking to her about things I wouldn't even have the courage to tell my family about. She is an excellent listener.

Written by N.I. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Isabel for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I've been seeing Isabel for about 8 months now. These 8 months have been very tough, and I don't know how I would have managed without almost weekly check-ins with Isabel. She always offers a kind listening ear, together with pragmatic and implementable advise. She also reminds me to look after myself, which is often easy to forget. I highly recommend Isabel.

Written by C.H. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Incredibly supportive, compassionate and informed. It was really easy to establish a trusting connection with her

Written by S.A. on Nov 09, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

She has been so supportive since starting therapy with her, and she has the social justice framework and analysis that I was looking for and wasn’t able to find in other counselors. I highly recommend.

Written by K.A. on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

Very pleasant understanding. I enjoy my time with Isabel!

Written by S.E. on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Isabel is such a great listener, and tries her best to understand you. She explains theories well and effortlessly connects them to the topic at hand. Very knowledgeable about relationship dynamics!

Written by C.R. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s great! Empowering and a great listener.

Written by S.A. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She is a great counsellor and a hood human being.

Written by R.E. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I liked Isabel right away. She kept it real and I felt like she could relate to my experiences.

Written by M.A. on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is phenomenal

Written by K.R. on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Empathetic, adaptable, knowlegdeable, personable

Written by S.A. on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have really enjoyed my sessions with Isabel. She is direct and honest with a very caring tone. She challenges ideas to make you think about a situation, or even yourself in a different way. I truly find myself empowered after speaking with her :)

Written by E.V. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Isabel has been really helpful to me when I was really going through a terrible time. Because of her, I am able to cope with quite a lot of my regular anxieties and able to get through really tough days where even basic tasks were extremely difficult . She has been really amazing.

Written by M.E. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

This is the best counseling experience I have ever had in my life is with Isabel.

Written by K.Y. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Isabel is very thoughtful and kind. She always listens to me and has a lot of useful information to give. It’s very clear that she is a professional.

Written by J.O. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am very new to therapy and have never done it in person before, but better help has made it so much more convenient and comfortable for me. Isabel is a very good listener and I feel very comfortable talking with her.

Work with me!