Hello, I’m Heather Menasco, an LCSW in Texas and currently in the process of applying for licensure in Maryland as an LCSW-C. With over 22 years of experience as a licensed therapist, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice.
My educational journey began at Texas Tech University, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 1996. Subsequently, I continued my academic pursuits at the University of Texas at Arlington, obtaining my Master of Social Work degree in 2000.
Upon graduating, I immediately delved into the field of behavioral health, where I’ve dedicated my career to helping individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being. My experience spans a wide range of settings, including over 13 years in various roles within behavioral health, both in inpatient and outpatient clinical environments. Additionally, I spent over 9 years working with clients facing serious chronic illnesses in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. During this time, I provided support and therapeutic guidance to individuals as they processed grief and loss issues and adapted to living with chronic diseases.
As a licensed therapist, I employ a variety of therapy modalities tailored to the unique needs of each client. Some of the most common therapeutic approaches I utilize include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). My specialties encompass working with individuals who face challenges related to depression disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, addiction disorders, and dual diagnosis disorders.
My ultimate goal is to work collaboratively with my clients, helping them overcome their unique obstacles and challenges to become the best possible version of themselves. I believe in the power of therapy to facilitate positive change, and I am dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to greater mental and emotional well-being.
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