I am an Independent Clinical Social Worker with licenses in the State of Alabama and the State of Massachusetts. I strive to provide counseling services to youth and adults guided by respect, compassion, empathy, and strong emotional support. In my previous work and schooling, I have come across issues such as anxiety, stress, and depression. I have regularly faced crisis situations and the need to find out-of-the-box solutions for presenting conflicts. I am hopeful that I will be able to apply these skills working with you. I am here to support you to explore your own strengths and your abilities to build and expand the coping skills you will need to master the unique challenges you face. You are the one who determines the course of our work together while I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
It takes immense courage to take the first steps towards a change. I can personally attest to that. The changes I have committed to in my own life have led to a career change, a move halfway across the world, and spreading roots in a place I now call home. Whether you are looking for fundamental changes or just little alterations, I am here to support and empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Immigration Issues, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
MA LICSW 127092
AL LICSW 4108C
Written on Mar 02, 2023 after therapy with Sandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
What an incredible therapist! Talking to her feels like you are talking to a friend. She isn't judging what you say to her at all. It feels like she is just leading you in a series of very detailed conversations. Then, at different times during those conversations, BAM!! She hits you with these insights that completely turn your problems on their heads. I can't count the number of times I have stopped and said, "Wow, I never would have thought of it like that."
She is an excellent communicator, patient, and kind. She has helped me through some incredibly complicated problems, and made it feel much easier. I am so glad that I took the first step and scheduled my first session with her.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Sandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue