BreeAna Sobieski, MSW, LMSW
As a therapist, I strive to provide a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental environment in which individuals feel comfortable exploring and applying growth and change. I view therapy as part of maintaining overall health and wellness and there doesn’t necessarily have to be something “wrong.” For some, the thought of seeking therapy can feel intimidating, and for others, it can feel empowering.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology at California State University Fullerton and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, with a Specialist in Aging Certificate at the University of Michigan. In addition to therapy, my clinical training includes medical and geriatric social work. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in various industries in different administrative positions, including Student Psychological Counseling and Disability Services at a university.
My holistic approach to therapy is eclectic and strengths-based, involving components of Solution-Focused Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Psychoeducation, Mindfulness and Meditation, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I work with each client collaboratively to address concerns in a way he/she/they feel(s) comfortable, whether it is brief therapy focusing on support and problem-solving for current life stressors, or further exploration and identification of deeper issues.
My overall goal is to help you identify areas in your life that you wish to address, and to assist you in developing ways to adapt to, improve or overcome your challenges. I work with adults in all stages of life. Examples include: academic stress and life transitions in young adulthood, life-balance in middle adulthood, and changes in health, functioning, social networks, and living arrangements in older adulthood. My main clinical interests are anxiety, depression, mood disorders, shame, adjustment, caregiver support, aging and older adulthood, management of life stressors, life transitions, women’s issues, and overall well-being.