She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Sandy Larson is a Licensed Master of Social Work therapist who works with individuals across the lifespan. Many of her clients struggle to feel connected in their relationships or at peace in their daily lives. Sandy is particularly sensitive to clients facing moments of transition, like relationship challenges, loss, or career changes when the balance can seem to become unstable and symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can emerge.
Sandy’s approach combines Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their physical response to external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce moments of calm, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change. Sandy also uses Mindfulness techniques to assist clients in becoming more aware of their feelings, feel more present, accepting and calm.
Sandy is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress: her style is interactive, non-judgmental, and positions clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go. Sandy actively listens and meets clients where they are.
Sandy’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, heard, and like an equal partner in the therapeutic process. As an experienced telehealth provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar. Sandy's office is located in Troy, MI. and she has limited in person sessions available.
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
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
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