Half Dome from the Yosemite Valley floor


Flowering dogwood blossoms with an out of focus background of colorful azaleas.

Licensed clinical social workers, or LCSWs, are just one kind of specialized social worker in a big field. The LCSW is a state-issued license that allows these workers to deliver clinical psychotherapy and other mental health diagnosis and treatments as a part of their job. (source: HumanServicesEdu.org, 02/28/22)

Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) have a Master of Social Work degree and training in communication, organizing, psychology, sociology, and clinical diagnosis and treatment techniques. They have passed advanced licensing tests to qualify for a state-level license to offer psychotherapy and other counseling services as a part of their social work practice in every kind of hands-on human services work. (source: HumanServicesEdu.org, 02/28/22)

I know many fine therapists in this group of mental health clinicians with excellent expertise in EMDR, psychoanalysis, play therapy, family therapy, and many other areas.