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Caroline Henderson

Caroline Henderson


5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Atlanta, GA who works with adult individuals. I enjoy working with people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences and am particularly passionate about supporting those who have been impacted by criminal legal systems. I frequently see clients for the following concerns: • Anxiety, Depression, and mood concerns • Relationship and communication challenges • Processing and coping with major transitions • Support for those in helping professions • Grief & loss • Self-esteem & body image concerns • Addiction recovery & support • Gender dysphoria and gender transition support • Trauma (acute, chronic, complex, and historical) • Trauma & grief specific to legal system involvement Building authentic, compassionate connections is central to my therapeutic approach. I will engage you as a partner in the therapeutic process, tapping into your unique strengths as we process your emotions and patterns together. I will apply a multitude of evidence-based practices during our sessions in order to provide a truly individualized and person-centered experience. Some modalities I frequently use include: CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, trauma-informed care, and somatic therapy techniques. I am also in the process of obtaining EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and WPATH (World Professional Association for Transgender Health) certifications. Before working with clients privately, I practiced as a mental health clinician in jail and prison settings, as well as within court systems and a pre-arrest diversion program. I remain passionately involved in legal system reform and abolition work and feel that my responsibilities and ethical obligations as a social worker extend well beyond the therapeutic relationship, to also include such social justice policy advocacy and community organizing efforts. Due to their overrepresentation within legal systems, I have had the honor of working with many clients who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming. I welcome clientele of all genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities and religions, and remain committed to actively seeking out education and opportunities for growth concerning anti-racist and anti-oppressive therapeutic practices. I seek to maintain a practice in which people of all identities do not simply feel tolerated, but feel deeply understood, accepted, and nurtured.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

Our first sessions together will be focused on building a positive and trusting professional relationship. We will get to know one another and I may initially gather some information about your history and what goals you have for yourself within the therapeutic process. As our working relationship progresses, I hope our sessions will serve as a release and reprieve from your daily obligations and stresses. I aim to provide a nonjudgmental and supportive environment in which you can explore and deepen your relationship with yourself, stretch your self-awareness, and release shame.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Internal Family Systems (IFS) Trauma-informed care Narrative Therapy Solution Focused Therapy Motivational Interviewing Mindfulness Somatic therapy techniques

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I have a lot of intellectual curiosity and consider myself a lifelong learner. I seek out trainings on the latest treatment modalities and am always excited to incorporate new approaches to our work together. Similarly, if you are a client with cultural identities that I am less experienced in working with, I seek out my own education and consultation, so that we can focus our time together on you and your needs. My greatest strength may be the natural abundance of empathy I feel for others, and an inherent drive to advocate for those in my care. I love what I do and have a deep reverence for the therapeutic relationship. It truly is an honor to build trusting relationships with clients and witness the pain, beauty, vulnerability, and growth that are integral to the human experience.

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