I have been practicing as a clinical social worker for over thirty years and I have never gotten bored or tired or even considered doing anything else. Working with people to help them understand themselves better, improve symptoms of depression and trauma, resolve addictions and more is the best job in the world.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
Every client is different and so each client's treatment is different based on the problems they bring, their unique personality and family history, and the way they respond to the environment. At the very least the client should feel less isolated and more hopeful that change is possible.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
My theoretical background is Jungian and I use dream analysis, active imagination and some expressive arts when appropriate, but I like to use whatever tools the client is most comfortable with and that have been helpful in the past.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
As a social worker I don't believe any client can be evaluated without considering the influence of the environment in which he/she lives. Clients referred because they have been labeled as "crazy" by their school, job, or family may simply be reacting to the pressures of that environment. I will always advocate for the individual over the system and help the client learn to function and thrive within that system.