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Maxwell Sleep-Frankel, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
Video Phone Messaging

About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Los Angeles, who has had over a decade experience working with older adults and adults primarily with disabilities, helping them to navigate life transitions and grief/loss. I utilize a person-centered approach infused with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help patients navigate these transitions and losses, as well as other mental health issues and addictions throughout adulthood. I'm also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II (CCTP-II) and Certified Grief Professional (CGP), and incorporate a trauma and grief informed approach into my work with clients. I have also received a certification in Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture from the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), and welcome military members, veterans, their families or anyone struggling with addiction. I received my B.A. from Indiana University in Philosophy and Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science, my Masters in Social Work at the University of Chicago, and am currently enrolled in a Doctor of Social Work program the University of Alabama. I look forward to helping you grow and reach your goals as part of our work together in therapy.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

CA LCSW 105702

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maxwell Sleep-Frankel. 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 always been very much against therapy. However I have been through a great deal in the past 2 years and I finally gave in...not sure how I would feel. I have only had 3 sessions so far but I really feel very confident in Mr. Sleep-Frankels abilities. He is very patient ,kind, and understanding and he listens to me which is what I really need. And so far the advice he has offered has been quite helpful. I am far from healed but I look forward to future sessions with him. And am very confident he will guide me to the path I need to take.

Written on May 21, 2024 after therapy with Maxwell for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very thoughtful, empathetic, and helpful

Written on Mar 31, 2024 after therapy with Maxwell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Intuitive, compassionate, human, asks great, tough questions with support, current with latest knowledge, just excellent.

Written on Mar 30, 2024 after therapy with Maxwell for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Max is a very thoughtful, compassionate, and attentive therapist. He provides excellent feedback, advice, and exercises to help deal with a wide variety of challenges. Our sessions have benefited me greatly thus far.

Written on Mar 01, 2024 after therapy with Maxwell for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Maxwell is very understanding and compassionate. Along with being very supportive and communicative.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Maxwell for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd