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Dr. Jean Balestrery, LCSW, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching
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About me

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working in the behavioral health field and as a life coach. I have worked with clients to address a range of concerns including stress and anxiety, life changes, career challenges, motivation, self-esteem and confidence.

My counseling style is client-centered and engaging. I believe in seeing the future as full of possibilities. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and insight oriented elements. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique needs. It takes courage to seek support for a more fulfilling and happier life. I bring compassion and patience to support one’s journey of growth and view this journey as a commitment worth pursuing.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

15yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Codependency, Communication problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

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License information

TX LCSW 31801

MN LICSW 17225

AK LCSW CSWS519

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Jean Balestrery. 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.

I have nothing but love for Dr. B!!!! Dr. B has been amazing at guiding me through all kinds of life changes. Ups and downs to which there have been many. Thanks!!

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Jean for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and adhd

Dr. B has been incredibly accommodating to my needs and wants within therapy. She has a genuine passion for her field of work which is evident in each session we have together. Speaking with Dr. B is something that I very much look forward to.

Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 2 weeks

Dr. B is an amazing counselor. I highly recommend!

Written on Jun 21, 2021 after therapy with Jean for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem