Daphne SerwatkaLicensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

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Availability

In Eastern Time

If there was one thing you wish people knew about the therapy experience who might be hesitant to try it, what would that be?

One thing I would like you to know is that it's not as scary as you might think. We are all people who need help in some capacity along life's journey, and therapy is a resource that can really make a positive difference for you if you give it a chance. The hardest part is often making the decision to seek help and scheduling that first session. My style is patient, empathic, understanding, compassionate and kind. My goal is to help you reach your goals. Together, we can effect change.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

I would want you to know that, working with me, you would be in a safe "space" where you would be heard and not judged. I would treat you as a unique individual, and work collaboratively with you to address your particular therapeutic needs and improve your quality of life. I believe my education, trainings, work experience, and personal life experience have made me a well-rounded therapist who can meet you where you are at and help you move to where you want to be.

If you could pick one movie or book that influenced your approach to therapy, what would it be and why?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It teaches many important life lessons such as fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself; what is "true" will always endure; the value of gratitude and living in the present; and that a person's growth, change and evolution have a ripple effect that benefits everything around them.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Self-Esteem

Life transitions

General Expertise

Loss/Grief

Addiction

Anger management

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic illness

Codependency

Communication issues

Eating disorders

Fees

$130

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Strength Based Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Life Coach

Natural Health Consultant

Licensure

MA, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, 113029

Education

Master of Social Work, Boston University

Work History

I have developed valuable knowledge and experience in mental health working in a variety of settings throughout my career, including residential, nursing and rehabilitation, and outpatient. I have been doing telehealth for over two years and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and results this service brings to my clients.

Location

Remote Therapy - serving all of Massachusetts, MA