Helen Caldwell, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
My approach is interactive and solution-focused. My goal is to provide support and practical feedback to help you effectively address your personal life challenges through a collaborative effort. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. As a firm believer in Whole Person Wellness, I work with clients to resolve issues in all areas and aspects of their lives to support overall emotional wellbeing.
After completing my graduate work at the University of Southern California in 2001, I have attained 15+ years of successful experience as a psychotherapist, specializing in Holistic, Solutions-Focused, Insight Oriented, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients in Long Beach, CA. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS28154).
I have experience with an extremely wide range of clients and concerns. I have worked in various clinical settings including community mental health clinics, hospice and assisted living settings, schools, and in the juvenile correctional system. I am LGBTQ+ Sensitive.
Contact me today for questions or to schedule an appointment. You may call me at (562) 888-1856, or email me at any time at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Areas of Expertise
Among my areas of expertise are working with Adults, Families, and Couples in the areas of:
-Work and Career
Master of Social Work: University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Master of Science in Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (candidate): South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA
Bachelor of Science, Psychology: University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Bilingual - English and Spanish
Professional Activities and Memberships
Califoria Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCS28154)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
ROSE LOBATO, AMFT
My name is Rose Lobato, AMFT. Working in the field of mental health is something I have been interested in for as long as I can remember.
I began actively pursuing my passion about six years ago when I was invited to join the team of direct care staff at a non-profit organization called South Coast Children’s Society (SCCS). This full time position took place in a group home for dual-diagnoses adolescents. During my three years at SCCS I was promoted to house manager as well as named the Employee of the Year in 2013. The experience really brought to my attention how immensely rewarding the mental health field can truly be and I knew the next step for me was going to be graduate school.
I completed my Master’s of Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University of Long Beach. During my coursework I spent a year as a trainee at a school-based site called Turning Point Center for Families. I worked primarily with middle and high school students who were referred to therapy with various concerns such as depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Following graduation, I spent the first several months of my internship at a residential treatment center called Paradigm Malibu. I worked on several different treatment teams assisting high-risk adolescents who sought help for reasons ranging from substance abuse to eating disorders, from autism to bipolar disorder, as well as severe anxiety and depression. This valuable experience provided me with the opportunity to sharpen my skills working with families, facilitating groups, and utilizing creativity in order to effectively motivate and treat my clients.
For the past year I have been working in a private practice setting, and it is here that I believe I have found my true calling. I absolutely love getting to know each and every one of my clients and being able to work collaboratively to best meet each person’s unique set of needs. I tend to operate from a strength-based approach and utilize techniques from both narrative and existential therapy. I find this to be especially effective when working with people who are motivated to overcome the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I am so excited and grateful to be working under the license of Helen Caldwell and I look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge, to build relationships, and to support people in their journeys toward growth and fulfillment.
When I am not working as a therapist, some of my favorite ways to spend my time include going for long walks, journaling, decorating my home, spending time with my friends and family, and watching any television shows or movies that can bring me to laughter or to tears!
KATIE CHEADLE, AMFT
Katie was a student athlete at UC Berkeley before beginning a career in Human Resources. After spending time in the corporate world coaching and training executives, she realized her deep passion for helping others. She noticed that the same pressure, stress, and desire to win that was present in athletics was also very alive in the corporate landscape. She became dedicated to helping individuals and teams reach their highest potential through the integration and practice of mindful awareness and intention. This merge between mindfulness and performance led her to expand her knowledge and further her education in the field of psychology. She eventually earned her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy. Katie believes that the practice of mindfulness is integral to finding peace and fulfillment in an anxiety driven world. Katie works with individuals, adolescents, and couples in private practice, while also hosting workshops and teaching classes in the community.Katie’s approach is collaborative and solution focused, integrating the principles of Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Holistic Heath and Wellness
Taleen Barsam, AMFT
I received my Masters in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and children, as well as couples and families, and am well versed in treating issues that include:
- anxiety and depression spectrums
- life transitions
- family/relationship issues
- substance abuse
My psychotherapeutic services have spanned a variety of clinical settings, including a non-profit community agency, substance abuse treatment center, school district, and private practice.
I believe in the transformative power of relationship and approach therapy from a collaborative and holistic perspective. In order to best meet a client's needs, I pull from a variety of treatment methods, including insight-oriented, solution focused and mindfulness-based models.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another approach I am trained in. EMDR is a method that enables clients to heal from the emotional pain and negative self-beliefs resulting from disturbing life experiences. EMDR allows for a re-processing of these experiences so that they no longer interfere with a fulfilling life.
From personal experience, I understand that starting therapy can be a daunting process - and one that takes great courage. My hope is that clients will find the space that I cultivate to be warm, open-hearted, non-judgmental and authentic. I believe that the best way out of difficult situations is through confronting the underlying emotions, patterns, and beliefs. I consider it a great privilege to support my clients through the healing journey.