Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience respectful, safe, and genuine. I believe that individuals are the expert of their stories and that they have many strengths that will assist them in overcoming things that challenge them.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Fort Wainwright, Alaska with 6 plus years of experience working with people making a change in their life. I have worked with individuals challenged by depression, anxiety, anger issue, abuse, and life-changing situations. I have worked in several clinical settings including community mental health, hospitals, school, and prisons. I have experience in counseling couples, adolescents, and adults, and facilitating groups. My approach is strengths-based, solution-focused, client-centered, motivational interview, and cognitive-behavioral theory.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Cancer, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AK LCSW 182520
Isatu Sidibe is an amazing therapist! She has given me several tools to cope with depression and anxiety as well as support along my healing journey/learning to stand up for myself. I highly recommend working with her!
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Isatu for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
She's awesome! And really listens and gives you a lot to think about
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Isatu for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Isatu is always understating and supportive when I talk with her. She helps me gain perspective and refocuses me on my goals by helping find ways to reinforce better habits. She makes me feel comfortable and safe when I talk with her. I also love that she checks in on me even when I don’t have an appointment scheduled or we just talked recently. Extremely happy that she is the therapist I got paired with through BetterHelp.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Isatu for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
I haven’t been paired with Isatu long, but she is always thorough with her responses and explanations. From day one she has been incredibly helpful with sifting through my mental/emotional struggles and providing relevant suggestions for strategizing. I look forward to continuing to learn more about my thought process with Isatu.
Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Isatu for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Isatu is compassionate, persistent, wise, and practical. I have written down many of her insights and have re-read them over and over again. She has advocated for me and has helped me find my voice. I hear from her most days--usually through her outreach. Her gentle guidance has helped me navigate through a very challenging situation with grace.
Written on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Isatu for 1 week on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief