Thanks for taking the time to read my profile! My name is Tarin Bickford and I've been a clinical social worker for more than two decades. In that time, I've worked with children and adults dealing with a wide-variety of issues such as trauma, addiction, mental health concerns, intimate partner violence, PTSD and child abuse (as well as many other life-altering issues). My approach to therapy is multi-faceted and I incorporate many modalities into my work (although I primarily use cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment and solution-focused therapy).
Life can be so challenging and I commend you for taking the first step toward a better future. Engaging in the therapeutic process opens windows and doors you didn't even realize were closed. Together we can work on anything that is troubling you so that you can enjoy life to the fullest. I want to help you become the best version of yourself and will do this by fostering a therapeutic relationship built on mutual respect, trust and an abundance of kindness.
You deserve to be safe, happy and well-treated. Let's work together to turn your life into exactly what you want it to be.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Gender Dysphoria, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IA LISW 008088
OR LCSW L13422
WA LICSW LW61367668
She is very kind and a great listener
Written on Aug 20, 2023 after therapy with Tarin for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
In the short time I've worked with Tarin, she has been WONDERFUL. She's a very kind person and I feel that she really listens on a deep level.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Tarin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd
Great therapist! She listened and that's what I needed.
Written on May 16, 2023 after therapy with Tarin for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
It have only had two sessions with Tarin, my therapist, and compared to my previous in person therapy experience from years ago I feel like I have made so much more progress already. It feels like I am driving on the highway vs riding a donkey. I am, like a lot of people, juggling different aspects of my life (being a long term expat with family abroad, relationships, old stuff from teenage years, family, career choices...) and ever since I started therapy with Tarin, I feel so much more in control and at ease with all of them. Tarin truly listens. She gives you space. She has brought me clarity and perspective, and I feel like I'm on the right track now. She has very quickly allowed me to reframe issues I had been ruminating on for years, and I feel so much better about them. I am heard, seen, validated and supported in a very encouraging way and I have started to very proactively take charge of my life. I highly, highly recommend her no non-sense approach, she is very down to earth. Thank you so Tarin, you are awesome. I didn't know therapy could be this good.
Written on Feb 15, 2023 after therapy with Tarin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
She is amazing, easy to talk to and makes me feel extremely comfortable. This is the first time I've ever talked to a therapist and I wish I would've done it 10+ years ago if I knew it would be like this.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Tarin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Taking takes the time to listen to my concerns, get to know me and understand the roots of things that I struggle with
Written on Jan 18, 2023 after therapy with Tarin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse