27 Years Exp
27 Years Exp
Hello, I am Anita Wiles LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). Sometimes we all feel overwhelmed and need to learn healthier ways to cope. Stress can impact your relationships, work, and your physical wellbeing. Whether your concern centers around family issues, work or school pressures, relationships, illness, or one of life's many unexpected challenges - we can work together to develop your strengths and coping skills, with the overall goal of you living a life of optimal wellness. I have been in the mental health field for over 25 years. I earned my MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and have been a LCSW since 1995. I have worked with victims of domestic violence, child sexual abuse and other forms of trauma in a variety of settings. I am also experienced with individuals who struggle with substance use/abuse.
I once worked with a client to discover the depths of trauma experienced as member of a cult like religion. Through our work together she was able to begin to set healthy boundaries, recognized unhealthy relationships and begin healing from her traumatic experiences.
My clients can expect a supportive, open, and encouraging environment where time is taken to get to know each client individually and begin where they are. There is no predetermined format or expectation as clients evolve in their own time.
The first session is a time to gather background information and to gain an understanding of issues my client would like to address and how we can work together to achieve their goals.
I am motived as a therapist when I see growth in clients through their hard work and commitment to change.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
My therapeutic style is compassionate, supportive, and nonjudgmental. I use a client-centered and eclectic approach, meaning that I respect and take into consideration my client's individual needs, values, and beliefs, and I draw from a variety of therapeutic approaches that best fit the situation
I will help you clarify your problem areas, set goals and educate you using evidenced based practices. My role is compassionate guide and counselor, respecting your unique individual histories and all that you bring into the relationship. This is my passion and a privilege. I look forward to working with you!
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I utilize evidence-based therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical-behavioral therapy. Your treatment plan will be individualized and tailored to fit your specific needs. Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strength based therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I have worked with adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations in individual, family, and. Group settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, addiction, trauma, social anxiety, mood disorders. While I do work in a general way with all ages and a variety of groups, my focus is helping young people managing transitions in life. I also enjoy working with women who have experienced relational or family trauma.
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