Isabel Sanchez Cummings

(LISW-S, MSSA, MPA)
Therapist Isabel Sanchez Cummings Photo

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

Written by A.M. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Isabel is a wonderful communicator and makes it clear that she does not harbour any judgment. She makes incredibly insightful observations as well as recommendations and was helpful right from our first sesson.

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 N.I. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Isobel is very open minded, listening with compassion and without judgement.

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 L.I. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Isabel for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

she is always kind and supportive. truly listens to my thoughts and feelings. what i like is that she provides factual information and then helps show me how that can apply to what we are discussing.

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.