She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Carissa Sietsema is a licensed clinical social worker that focuses on working with adults struggling with anxiety, ocd, depression, and trauma. As a therapist, she believes that everyone is capable of blooming even in the roughest of circumstances, which inspired her to name her private practice Ever Blooming Therapy Services. Some of the struggles that client’s brings into therapy include feelings of worry, intrusive thoughts, guilt, shame, and past pain. These intense emotions often feel like they’re in the driver’s seat controlling life, making if feel exhausting and lacking in meaning.
In sessions, Carissa aims to assist you with regaining control of your life. This can include understanding what your emotions are telling you and unmet needs they signal. Learning new skills to respond to these intense emotions, thus kicking them out of the driver’s seat. Practicing skills and engaging in self-discovery allows one to build meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Ultimately the goal is to help you live a life you value and no longer be held back by this pain and struggle.
Carissa’s robust experience in a variety of settings, which range from working with clients in in-patient treatment to doing in home therapy, has allowed her to understand the importance of a holistic approach. This means looking at how our body, environment, behaviors, and relationships all work together to impact our mental health.
Carissa’s is dedicated to providing a welcoming practice, where individuals feel both safe and validated. Everyone’s experiences are unique and meaningful, therefore no person deserves to have their experiences be dismissed or told they are not severe enough to matter. Online therapy allows therapy to be done in the comfort of one’s home and with more flexibility in scheduling. Evening and weekend sessions are offered to better accommodate busy life.
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
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 5 years
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Kathy Ireland Recovery Center, Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Williamson Comprehensive Treatment Center, Therapist, 2020 - 2021
Coalfield Family Services, Therapist/ Case Manager, 2019 - 2021
Logan Mingo Area Mental Health, Supportive Therapist/ Case Manager, 2018 - 2019
WV DHHR, Case Manager, 2016 - 2018
Marshall University, MSW, 2019
Northern Arizona University, BA, 2015
West Virginia: DP00945628