<strong>Bonnie Edwards, MSW, LICSW</strong>
Bonnie Edwards, MSW, LICSWTherapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

What Makes Counseling with Bonnie Unique

First let me say I am excited to offer counseling services to those currently on straight Medicare Health Care Coverage and accept Medicare as your therapist! Please call to learn more. 253-617-3559
 
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I believe that taking the first step by engaging in counseling is not a sign of weakness but of personal strength. It is my role as a therapist and counselor in Lakewood WA is to assist you in finding your personal strengths and helping you overcome life’s challenges.

I am passionate about and experienced in providing therapy to older adults and their family members and have worked for an in home care company providing social work services.

I also enjoy providing therapy for younger children, age 7-11 and under, who are struggling to navigate our special educational system.

As a previously licensed foster parent, I enjoy providing therapeutic counseling services for other foster parents and or foster youth. I typically, pull from my years of experience working in foster care with the department of children and families for Washington State (DCFS). I do have adoptive parenting experience as well.

Over the years, I have discovered that there are very few individuals who have at some point in their life not faced a major set-back. Most of us have experienced some form of traumatic event or been confused or overwhelmed when attempting to figure out what path to take when life becomes hard. It is through developing new skills and through speaking with a qualified therapist, that personal growth happens and you become a stronger, more self-sufficient individual.

I am Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker LICSW

with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Washington. Since receiving my MSW, I have worked with all age groups. I have worked with children and youth who were previously victims of abuse and have demonstrated severe emotional and behavioral challenges.

I have advocated for children and adults who have been diagnosed with some form of a disability, those with significant and enduring mental health challenges and with elderly clients who have developed a chronic or life threatening medical issue, who struggle to come to terms with this significant life change.

I hold a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from Western Washington University. From 1997 thru 2005 I worked as a Special Education Teacher and then went back to college to obtain my Master of Social Work degree in 2008. I have worked in the fields of education, in mental health as a therapist, and as a Social Worker with the Division of Children and Family Services.

I believe that my job is not only to provide counseling to you an your family, but to help you discover your own personal strengths, your own path to guide the way in overcoming life’s challenges. I want to help you not fall back into old patterns of behavior which may result in negative consequences, but find your way out… together. I utilize a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapeutic Methods. I believe that you are your own expert on your life and what works well for you. I will partner with you in finding wellness and feeling better.

If you are looking for a therapist counselor who is also a social worker and can bill Medicare, I may be a great fit for you.
 
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