Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I help adults and adolescents who feel depressed, stuck, unmotivated, or disconnected from their own power and passion.
Provides free initial consultation
Practicing Since: 2018
Urgency and stuckness at the same time. Like everyone knows how to live life except for you. People pleasing and peacekeeping make you a keen observer of people. But the flip side is painful self-consciousness, which makes it hard to speak your truth for fear of rocking the boat. Besides, what would you say–there seems to be something blocking access to your emotions and intuitions. The result can feel like depression, numbing, low self-esteem, or like a burning potential with no outlet.
A humanistic approach means that you’re going to experience me as being extremely curious about what it’s like to be you in this world right now, and that as you explore yourself in deeper and deeper ways I’m going to be right there with you, helping you process those findings. The humanistic approach also means that you’re going to get a real live person in the room, rather than a therapist with a blank face behind a notepad.
Being a humanistic therapist informed by mindfulness means that as difficult experiences arise in session, I may invite you to do something other than 'talk' about them. For example, we may pause to get really curious about what's going on in the body. While I believe that mindfulness can be life-changing when practiced intentionally, we won't necessarily practice it in every session (unless you'd like to). Rather, the therapy session in and of itself will act as a kind of mindful dialogue.
Therapy through a psychodynamic lens recognizes that 1 - painful patterns and experiences in the present likely have roots in past experiences. 2 - These past events inform our present selves outside of our awareness. 3 - It can be healing to bring these past events into awareness.
Casey Black has not posted any group sessions.
Casey Black has not published any articles.