Caitlin Dwyer is a licensed clinical social worker based in Philadelphia and works with clients ranging from adolescence through older adulthood. Clients come to Caitlin for help with their anxiety, depression, and major life adjustments such as bereavement and chronic illness. Caitlin is particularly passionate about working with individuals touched by chronic illness, either as a patient or as a caregiver. Caitlin also has a special interest in working with those struggling with professional burnout, particularly for healthcare providers.
Caitlin believes in the power of authentic collaboration between client and therapist, and focuses on promoting healing through the therapeutic relationship. In session, she is committed to providing a space where the client feels safe and heard. Caitlin’s priority in session is to listen to a client’s story and support them in processing and reframing life experiences; this will promote the client’s empowerment, resiliency, and self-awareness. In addition, she also incorporates practical strategies to help clients manage symptoms in the here and now. Caitlin knows that every client has unique needs and goals which benefit from a unique approach. As a result, Caitlin personalizes her sessions based on what would most benefit the client, drawing from psychodynamic theory, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Caitlin received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and also completed post graduate training in cognitive behavioral therapy through the Beck Institute. Caitlin has worked with the National Organization for Rare Disorders, facilitating support groups for patients and caregivers around the country. In addition to private practice, Caitlin has spent a decade working in the healthcare field, which introduced her to the unique challenges posed by chronic illness and with healthcare provider burnout.
Caitlin is currently offering virtual sessions and in-person sessions at her Center City office.
Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Caregiver stress & support - Coping with anxiety, stress, fatigue, and burnout related to caring for a loved one; balancing the needs of others with one's own needs and health
Caitlin Dwyer is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 10 years
Private Practice , LCSW, 2017 - Present
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , LCSW, 2011 - 2021
University of Pennsylvania , MSW, 2011