Bethany Warren, LCSW
I am very passionate about Maternal Mental Health as it is a specialized focus of treatment that focuses on women’s mental health issues. I specialize in reproductive psychology: helping women who are struggling with Perinatal Mood Disorders, infertility, pregnancy loss, birth trauma or those who are dealing with adoption or surrogacy. I also enjoy working with women exploring any grief or phase of life issues. Some women seek treatment to rebuild their identities separate from their families at times of great change such as when becoming a parent or as children begin to separate and leave the home. I enjoy helping women learn to navigate their newly emerging maternal roles, and promote the most secure attachment with their children while learning to cope with any struggles accompanying their reproductive processes.
I can help women identify their current life stressors and can help them reinvent themselves, both personally and professionally. Because everyone has different ways of learning new skills and absorbing new information, I use a variety of therapeutic styles and approaches to help you achieve your specific goals. I use a Cognitive-Behavioral approach with many clients because identifying and changing underlying assumptions and thoughts is often the fastest way to promote change. Other clients benefit from the specific skills used in mindfulness and relaxation techniques to help decrease anxiety and prompt overall stability. I believe in a tailor-made approach to therapy, addressing each individual’s issues with their own specific treatment plan.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with around 20 years of direct clinical experience. I have had a private practice since 2006 and have also worked in hospital and outpatient psychiatric settings. Teaching others in the mental health profession is a passion of mine and I am a faculty member at University of Phoenix instructing both undergraduate and graduate students to hone their diagnostic skills, assessment abilities, and mental health treatment interventions at internship placements in the community. Additionally, I provide clinical supervision to new therapists in the field, reviewing their cases and mentoring them as they begin their own journey in this profession. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Colorado State University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from San Diego State University.