Last edited 11/29/2023

Doreen Best LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Not Accepting New ClientsCash Pay Only
Headshot of Doreen Best Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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What does a first session with you look like?

In our first few sessions, we will take the time to review your history and develop treatment goals. Throughout treatment, I will provide you with essential tools and resources to address your identified problem(s) and we will periodically assess your progress to fine-tune our collaborative approach. You will gain insight into your core beliefs and thoughts, how these affect your behavior, and how to change them.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I utilize an eclectic approach, which means I draw from a variety of tools from various models to help my clients meet their self-defined treatment goals: 1) Motivational Interviewing: client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence 2) Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: finding solutions in the present and exploring one’s hope for the future to find a quick and pragmatic resolution to one’s problem 3) Crisis Intervention: taking steps to ensure immediate safety, de-escalate feelings, and make a plan for appropriate resources and ongoing treatment 4) Psychodynamic: a form of talk therapy that focuses on intrapsychic processes and the unconscious processing of experience 5) Human-Centered: a non-authoritative approach that allows clients to take the lead in sessions, and in the process, discover solutions 6) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: a short-term form of psychotherapy based on the idea that the way someone thinks and feels affects the way he/she/they behave(s)






Family issues

General Expertise



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)


  • California, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 113022


California State University, Long Beach

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Doreen Best, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Doreen Best, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Doreen Best accepting new clients?

No, Doreen Best is not accepting new clients at this time.

Does Doreen Best accept insurance?

No, Doreen Best does not accept insurance.

Does Doreen Best offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in California can book Doreen Best for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Doreen Best offer online therapy?

Yes, Doreen Best offers online therapy via video sessions to people in California.

How quickly can I see Doreen Best?

Doreen Best typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Doreen Best speak?

Doreen Best conducts therapy sessions in English.

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