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Caitlin Freige, LCSW, LISW-CP

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the states of California, Maine, South Carolina, and Texas with over 7 years of postgraduate experience in the field, with a MSW from the University of Southern California. Prior to providing care on the Better Help platform, I worked as a psychiatric social worker in the second largest jail in the nation. The work I performed at the jail was largely triage and crises management based. I worked the entire frontline of the pandemic, and am witnessing firsthand the effects this pandemic has had on the public's functioning. As a result, my passion shifted from a highly institutionalized setting to getting back into the community where I started.

My lens of practice during graduate school included a concentration in children, youth, and families, with a sub-concentration in school social work. The various populations I have served during the past 7 years include those without homes, trauma survivors, families, children, single adult women, single adult men, LGBTQ+ youth and adults, along with the incarcerated male population. Prior to public servant service, I worked with non-profits in the field on ground in Skid Row and the valley area of Los Angeles providing direct mental health services to the unhoused.

My approach to therapy can best be described as multimodal grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a consistent trauma informed care lens. My style of interaction is tailored to the client meaning I will meet you exactly where you are at. Whether you are brand new to therapy or are returning to therapy, I will pace with your needs. We are the experts of our own experiences, and only you know how life has treated you, where you have been, and where you are going.

Self-empowerment resides within each of us, and I would be honored to be a part of the journey you seek to establish your best self. Let's get started on you creating your best life!

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment issues, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Immigration Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

CA LCSW 99324

SC LISW-CP 14873


TX LCSW 108612


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Caitlin Freige. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Caitlin has been a wonderful partner on my journey

Written on Mar 22, 2024 after therapy with Caitlin for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and intimacy-related issues

Caitlin has been such a huge help and relief for me these past few years. I’m so grateful to have found such a competent therapist

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and addictions

She has always listened to my input on what my own experience and helps me talk through those issues with respect and understanding

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma and abuse, adhd, and lgbt

My therapist has been a huge support to me and has been a constant to help me to continue to grow and work thru issues.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Caitlin is incredible as a therapist, as it was my first time working with a therapist I was nervous and unsure what to expect. Caitlin quickly put me at ease and has really helped me to feel like myself again. Having someone who understands complex dynamics and is always kind and thoughtful in her approach to each conversation. So lucky to have found her!

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have recommended Better Help and especially Caitlin to several friends and family, I have two friends that joined because of the positive impact Caitlin has made in my life. I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful and competent therapist.

Written on Oct 24, 2022 after therapy with Caitlin for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts