5 Years Exp
5 Years Exp
My name is Bethany Gravely. I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2018. I continue to feel the same passion for my job now as I did when I first started. I am so proud of you for taking the first step to talk about your mental health. Choosing the right therapist can be a rewarding experience, but also scary. It is my job to help you navigate the stressors of life and explore different ways for you to cope with them. We all experience stress on some level so your feelings are valid and worth discussing with someone who truly cares! My style of counseling allows for you to be in charge of your therapy. If you want helpful reading material, evidenced based practices, solutions or just a listening ear, my goal is to help you with where you are today. You are not a burden. You are not undeserving. You are not broken, or a mess to be cleaned up. You are so endlessly enough.
I once worked with a client who has had trauma related to her upbringing, through a family session, she was able to hear her mother’s side of the story and realize that although this was hard on her as a child, her mother was also dealing with her own trauma and in survival mode. This did not erase the past, but it helped my client to see that her mom was not all bad or evil, she was just trying to figure out life as well.
Every person is different, but I like to let the client feel in control of the sessions. If you want to talk about your dogs, we can, but if you have particular goals and things that you would like to work through, we will work together as a team to make this a successful experience.
The first session is a "get to know you" session where we will talk about what brings you to therapy. Some people are nervous so we will talk about a variety of topics to help you become comfortable.
I knew I wanted to be a therapist at a young age. I have always wanted to help others and find satisfaction in helping others become the best versions of themselves. I feel accomplished when I see you growing as a person!
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I would describe my style as laid back where you are in control of what is discussed each session so that we can address your concerns and focus on what will help you between each appointment.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) primarily, but I feel that all of the common terminology used to describe therapy techniques are over complicated and sound really pretty, but our focus will be on helping you to challenge irrational beliefs or to change your thought patterns to help you address your stressors. I like the use of handouts and worksheets, but I often suggest a variety of reading materials and little homework assignments to help you work on these techniques we discuss in therapy outside of the therapy setting.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I want you to feel heard and validated. Sometimes just having an empathetic ear makes the biggest difference when you are going through a rough patch in life. I care about you and what is going on whether it seems like a big problem that feels impossible to overcome or if it is as small as your dog does not like the 5th brand of food you bought him. No issue is too small!
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