Hello! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. If you don't have a good relationship with your counselor, you won't make the progress you are hoping to achieve. I want to provide you with some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you.
I have been a social worker for more than 20 years and have experience working with people from all different backgrounds who are struggling with a wide variety of challenges. My experience began in the Family Services arena working with challenges related to Abuse and Neglect and Foster Care and Adoption. I then transitioned into Crisis Social Work in an Inpatient Hospital Setting serving those with Serious Mental Illness and their Families. A significant part of my career has been spent with the Active Duty Military and Veteran populations. I specialized as a Trauma Therapist and have been working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, adoption and foster care challenges and challenges of Caregiving. The feedback I receive from clients and co-workers is that they find me to be caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world.
I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. I am available to various time zones with morning appointments, evening availability as well as weekend availability. I check messages several times during the day and will get back with you.
I know how hard it can be to find a counselor with whom you feel a connection. I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-21547
WY LCSW LCSW-1545
LA LCSW 6168
Great therapist that is kind and goes above and beyond. Thank you so much for being understanding and knowledgeable!
Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management
Dolores is amazing! Thank you for everything
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Doc is the best! I’ve been working with her for years! In fact, I followed her after she retired from the VA.
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Dolores has helped me through so much and never makes me feel judged or unheard. She supports me and lets me know I’m doing an amazing job facing everything that I’m facing. She’s helped me turn my life around and I’m extremely thankful for her.
Written on Jun 27, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Delores has given me the chance to work through various issues and reasons to continue and pursue all the difficult I am struggling with. Coming from an outsiders opinion to her expertise has given me strength to conquer and find my inner self.
Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
I worked with Dolores for a year and a half, when counselors could work across state lines. Dolores was caring, resourceful, and a great listener. She also told me what I needed to hear, not just what I wanted to hear. She was also very flexible and responded to my messages if I sent one during the week. I highly recommend Dolores.
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Dolores for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders