Judith Utevsky , LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Assessment and psychotherapy for people across the lifespan
- Adults, adolescents and children
- Individuals, couples, families and group therapy
I see therapist and clients as partners in the therapy process, working together to create a path to changes clients wish to make. I provide a safe place to learn skills, explore feelings, heal from losses and traumatic experiences, and alter self-defeating thinking. This includes a focus on identifying and expanding upon strengths, and cultivating compassion for self and others.
I offer skills from my therapeutic toolbox: mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, relaxation and guided imagery, Ego State Therapy, Collaborative Proactive Solutions, sand tray, play therapy, expressive arts therapies, crisis intervention and brief therapy approaches.
The work of therapy doesn’t take place outside the context of a person’s physical health, family, social and economic situation, or their cultural, racial, spiritual, sexual and gender identities. For children and adolescents, add developmental factors, school, and peer relationships. In my approach to therapy, these aspects of clients’ lives are integral to creating a holistic therapeutic process.
Areas of Interest
- Anxiety, panic attacks, obsessive worry, OC/D
- Post traumatic and other stress disorders
- Depression, bipolar and other mood disorders
- Self-injury, body image
- Bullying and relational aggression
- Couples and family therapy
- LGBTQ including transgender & gender expansive youth and adults
- Life transitions: to parenthood, divorce, young adulthood, caregiver stress
- Groups: anxiety, relaxation and stress management, adolescents.
- Masters of Social Work (MSW), San Francisco State University 1988
- Bachelor of Arts (BA), The Evergreen State College 1977