Hello and welcome -
We are each facing unique challenges which may leave us with feelings of overwhelming anxiety, depression, and uncertainty. You are not alone and have taken a brave first step in reaching out for support.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Nevada and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts *Nevada time zone*. I have several years of experience as a therapist, but I have over a decade of experience in a host of therapeutic roles. My experiences include in-home work with families and children, medical social work, palliative and end of life care as well as work with LGBTQI clients. I also work to build a practice that accommodates Autism and Neurodiversity.
*In particular of note - I have been in both primary care and medical/surgical floors inpatient hospital setting through COVID-19 pandemic. If you are looking for someone with a 'shared language' because you were an essential employee and are struggling, please feel free to request me.. I feel that we need to support one another and some of the difficulty is due to the fact that we aren't sure what the words are to describe what we are feeling.
With compassion and empathy, I will approach our sessions without judgement. You are the only one who is uniquely you, and I am here to support what your goals are for your own life. I provide strength-based counseling - which means I help you to identify skills you have, that maybe you did not even realize, and then use them to move forward. If you are looking for a therapist that will validate past diagnostics and doesn’t seem to help you normalize and incorporate what causes you distress, I am not for you. I will actively seek to help you find resolution and incorporate a sense of normalcy in to your life. My goal is to help you find such resolution in months, not years. No human lives a life without some hardship and struggle, each situation is different. Your situation is worthy of our time and dedication to chose how best to make changes that alleviate some symptoms and help manage those that will not subside.
The therapeutic relationship is vital and I will work to ensure you to feel safe to be open and honest. Your goals are your own, but you don't have to decide how to tackle them alone. We work together to help you reach those goals. This work can be hard, and change is uncomfortable. We do not make changes in our lives when things are easy. We may find that humor can be appropriate, it is an excellent stress reliever to have a nice laugh, but you can rest assured your needs and goals are still taken seriously. I also like to duly warn that I like analogies, painting pictures and describing what you are feeling with a meme or other visual image is important - sometimes we simply do not have the right words to describe what we are feeling! I do not mind a little brevity and meme-culture, if it helps us understand one another better!
My focus and specialty has largely been around end-of-life worries and managing the narrative of our lives as we age. This includes a deep desire to support the Transgender community, as I have found their fears/struggles throughout the life cycle to be ones that may not be adequately addressed by the physical and mental health professionals they turn to.
You can choose from three different styles of counseling with me:
- (1) 30 minute live session a week with frequent messaging support
- (2) 30 minute live sessions a week with less frequent messaging
- (1) 50 minute live session a week with less frequent messaging
*** 9/16/2020 - for the next three weeks I will only have live messaging sessions available, but will resume live video again after 10/03/2020.
Typical workflow when I am your therapist:
- messages will be responded to within 24 hours, though most are within 3-4 hours
- journal entries may take longer for me to read, re-read and respond in a thoughtful way
** I am relocating from MA to NV, times for east coast appointments will need to be adjusted accordingly
~Mandi (pronouns she/her/hers)
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Gender Dysphoria , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Women's Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #8883-C (Expires: 2021-11-30)
LICSW #000122817 (Expires: 2022-11-30)
Mandi Clegg is an compassionate, open-minded, and flexible counselor. She makes me feel more at ease then previous therapists and counselors have, which allows me to really get the most out of my sessions with her.
I was going through depression and anxiety for months I was also experiencing mood swings and suicidal thoughts I tried ending my life a few times but I was too scared to do it I’m feeling a lot better but I ain’t completely over the way I feel I have anger issues and get mad easily when I think about certain things from the past