My Qualifications and Credentials
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2014, Summa Cum Laude
- Master of Social Work, 2016, Department Honors
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, April 2019, BBS# 88658
- Continuing Education in clinical practice and telehealth
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2019 and practicing in mental health since 2014. I have worked in both the public and private sector, along with government and county agencies, group homes, schools, hospitals, and with law enforcement. I have invested the past three years in crisis mental health addressing issues of suicidal and homicidal ideation, psychosis, grave disability, trauma, depression, anxiety, mania, substance use, personality disorders, co-occurring disorders, and more.
My professional philosophy is one of esteem, love and learning. When you have respect or esteem for your capabilities, you can cultivate an environment for self-love. With self-appreciation you can have compassion for experiences other than your own. With learning, you can integrate how to honor your experiences, live authentically and capitalize on your best investment–you. “Kasey David
I am deeply invested in mental health because I have lived experience with many different areas (anxiety, depression, a loved-one with a mental illness, and exposure to substance use and trauma.) At my core was self-doubt and disbelief and it manifested in my relationships, work, judgment, and goal setting. I missed out on opportunities for neutrality, quality, satisfaction, and peace of mind because I was ruled by insecurity and anxiety. Through education, training, mentorship, forgiveness, and practicing what I’ve learned, I have transformed that negative energy into a well-integrated identity. Integrating those negative aspects of self was the key to living a productive life, and also keeping myself, “Me”.
In my experience, what enhances the problem-solving process is a genuine and authentic professional helping relationship, unconditional positive regard, and consideration of the person/family as a whole. These are components of humanistic psychology and a person-centered approach. I take an integrated approach to addressing what you/the family identify as challenges, root issues, and motivation for change. I include concepts from Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, as basics in my practice. As a whole, I hope that by joining with you, everyone can capitalize on their strengths, and learn to coexist peacefully with attributes, people, places, and experiences that have previously held them back.
Rooted in Esteem, Love and Learning