My Approach to Helping
Greetings! My name is Tiffany Franke-Brauer, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who practices in California. I come from a humanistic orientation; I acknowledge that our behaviors, thoughts, and emotions are strongly influenced by our environment, affecting how we learn to think and process what we see, do, and feel. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques to help you focus on your goals and make progress with an empathetic, whole-person care approach. I have worked as a therapist as well as a case manager for 10 years. I bring you experience in working with depression, anxiety, more severe and persistent mental illnesses, generally strong emotions, and dual diagnoses (mental illness and addiction). I can work with you to help you build upon your coping skills, hone in on specific goals and challenges around how you may think in certain patterns, and process your emotions in a way that leaves you feeling more relaxed and more in sync with your mind and body. Please feel free to reach out to me to see if we are a good fit!