Carissa Toviessi LCSW, Clinical Social Work in Arlington, Texas, 76011

Carissa Toviessi

LCSW

Carissa Toviessi

LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Tricare
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

422 East Lamar Blvd
Suite 108
Arlington, Texas 76011

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My Approach to Helping

Approach and Philosophy: Often life struggles leave us feeling overwhelmed and hopeless making us feel out of control of our well-being. It is my greatest passion to aide my clients in instilling that hope through empowerment, education, and guidance I believe that everyone has the ability to find a inner peace and strength to overcome these obstacles.

I have a client-centered approach and will work with you to drive your own destiny through a collaborative approach. I believe with the proper support you can grow, learn, and recover. This can be accomplished through exploration, problems solving, identify achievable goals and making a plan of action for achieving those goals. I am excited to walk the journey with you to gain control over your life.

About me: In addition for my passion to counsel I enjoy enhancing my skills through being a career student in search of knowledge through reading, attending and participating in workshops and seminars. I am an art lover and enjoy spending time at museums. I believe wholeheartedly in self care and personal development and spend a lot my leisure time practicing yoga, meditation, taking long walks and cuddles with my dogs and spending time with my teenage daughters and friends.

More Info About My Practice

Therapeutic Approaches: Therapy is not a one fits all approach and should be tailored towards the individual. Therefore, I use a variety of therapies; Cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered solution focused, client-centered, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, relaxation techniques, motivational interviewing.

Educational Experience: I earned my masters degree in social work from the University of Texas of Arlington. As a social worker, I have spent the last 8 yrs working in home, medical, clinic, and mental health settings where I have worked closely providing case management, service coordination and supportive counseling to diverse populations from adolescents to elderly clients experiencing physical and mental health issues. I specialize in anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, dementia and Alzheimer, grief and loss, pain management. In addition, I have experience in crisis counseling helping individual devastated by life to find hope and purpose and regain a sense of control and safety over their lives.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Adolescents, adults, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, career counseling, crisis intervention, chronic pain, codependency, coping skills, depression, divorce, eating disorders, elderly persons disorders, emotional disturbances, family conflict, grief and loss, life coaching, medication management, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, peer relationships, self esteem, self harm, spirituality, suicidal ideation, trauma and PTSD, women's issues

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, adults, anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, career counseling, crisis intervention, chronic pain, codependency, coping skills, depression, divorce, eating disorders, elderly persons disorders, emotional disturbances, family conflict, grief and loss, life coaching, medication management, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, parenting issues, peer relationships, self esteem, self harm, spirituality, suicidal ideation, trauma and PTSD, women's issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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