Natasha Roush, LCSW
People can become a marriage family therapist (MFT), a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), or a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and some psychologists also specialize in therapy, though their degree may not designate this. A mental health therapist/counselor has at least a master's degree and associated licenses.
The mental health therapist is a trained professional who could offer a wide range of therapeutic support to individuals or groups and to couples or families. Focus is typically on the people or group's identified problems, and ways in which discussion or thinking about these problems could promote change. The mental health therapist assess the mental health of patients and create a treatment plan. The therapist agrees upon goals of treatment with the patient and creates an estimated number of sessions needed, and makes progress checks along the way Therapists listen to patient concerns in therapy sessions provide feedback and suggestions. Practitioners may consult with other members of the patient's family to assist in evaluation and treatment. The goal of mental health treatment is to help patients feel better about their problems. Treatment should empower patients to work on their own mental health. Therapists may teach coping skills, better communication skills and techniques to manage moods. Patients should gain a greater degree of functioning in their relationships.
Natasha Roush, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with 10 years of clinical experience. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2006 with her Master of Social Work degree and after 2 years of clinical internship she obtained her LCSW. Natasha has extensive knowledge and experience in the delivery of multiple modes of mental health and chemical dependency interventions and therapies. Natasha's background includes individual, family, group counseling, and psychoeducation relevant to mental health and chemical dependency issues. Natasha has worked in a variety of settings to include community mental health, private practice, and the government sector.
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