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.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
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Isabel has been more than helpful in helping me steer my life in the right direction. And give me advice that will help me in the long run. She has also praised me for the progress I’ve made, which I truly appreciate. She doesn’t only validate my feelings but she also gives me the devil’s advocate. Which is completely helpful in seeing both sides. I would 100% recommend Isabel as a therapist for anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, and identity. Thank you so so much Isabel for all that you have done for me in a short time.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching
My therapist Isabel is a god send, she really helps me take care of my major work place issues I am having a the time.
Written on Nov 04, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Isabel is rock star! My sessions are going great. Her wisdom, kindness and compassion are getting me through some very difficult issues. Highly recommend Isabel and Better Help. They have been a complete game changer for me.
Written on Sep 12, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd
My therapist is extremely real world, offers understanding, resources and solutions with support. I highly recommend her if you’re in need she will help you tremendously!
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Kind, caring and informative. Gives great resources!
Written on Jul 29, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and coping with life changes
Isabel is a top notch therapist. She’s so soulful and really inspires me to have more self acceptance— self respect and self love. I’m grateful every day for her.
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Isabel for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues