Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certifications and/or training: Cognitive Processing Therapy
Grief and loss can feel extremely isolating. Let’s be honest, any change can leave us feeling alone and overwhelmed. Whether it be stress or grief related to a death, divorce, relationships, career or any other form of loss or change, I want to help you implement the skills to move forward in life.
I grew up observing my mother as a hospice social worker helping families deal with grief and loss. Similar to my mother, I have a passion for helping others. Over the years my passion evolved from being the person my friends confided in, to providing therapy for individuals as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). My own experiences with grief and loss have helped me to empathize and engage in difficult conversations. I recognize the importance of grieving and implementing ways to cope with the emotional pain that can accompany any loss or life change. For many, grieving has never been normalized. As a result, the necessary tools needed to cope have not yet been developed. This is where my passion lies. I genuinely enjoy helping others improve their quality of life by assisting them to build the means to cope with loss.
As an LCSW, I have experience providing both individual and group psychotherapy, as well as crisis intervention with adults and adolescents. I find it vital to use a person-centered and strengths-based approach. I utilize a variety of therapeutic frameworks including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy. My professional experience includes working with individuals who have past trauma, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, and more.
As your therapist, I will focus on your needs. Only you know what brings you to the Grief Recovery Center and I am here to listen and support you as your advocate. I want you to learn the skills that can help you to feel more confident in coping with stresses in life. No matter what brings you to the Grief Recovery Center, I recognize it took a great deal of hard work and self-reflection. I would be honored to work with you.
When scheduling an appointment, please ask for Chelby Mendell.