"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." - Carl Rogers
Casey Gunther, LCSW-C
Experiencing something like depression and/or anxiety can feel out of control and overwhelming. I am here to help you realize your strengths and utilize them in order to create the life that you desire. I will provide you with a compassionate, comfortable, and confidential space in order to evoke the change and growth needed for self-improvement. Are you ready to feel better? Let’s do it together!
You are experiencing persistent feelings of depression and a loss of interest in things that once brought you joy and happiness, which causes significant impairment in your day-to-day life. I will help you to process the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that contribute to your depression in order to help you overcome the immense sadness and to live a more fulfilling life.
You are struggling with crippling anxiety that inhibits you from functioning at your full potential. I will help you to develop skills in order to make meaningful changes to reduce anxiety, as well as cope with things that are outside of your control.
At some point, you stopped taking care of yourself, because it was not a priority or you did not feel as though you deserved it. Either way, I will help you to realize your worth and become intentional about taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually.
My approach is all about utilizing your strengths in order to foster positive change and growth. You and I will work together in a collaborative manner in order to identify and accomplish your goals. I will help you to pinpoint the life that you want, and to take the steps needed to create it. As well, I will help you to develop healthy coping, relaxation, and grounding skills. I will help you to prioritize yourself, and implement self-care into your everyday life. Additionally, I will help you to make positive shifts in your perspective, paying specific attention to thoughts and beliefs that contribute to feelings of depression and/or anxiety.
At the foundation of all of my work, I pride myself on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, as that truly helps to facilitate change, growth, and healing. I utilize a variety of treatment interventions that are all grounded in a person-centered and strengths-based approach. I believe that each person is unique, and I will approach your treatment in a way that is customized to meet your needs and preferences. I will use modalities such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA - 2014 - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD - 2017 - Master of Social Work
Licensed Certified Social Worker - Clinical (LCSW-C) - Maryland Board of Social Work
Ferentz Institute Trauma Certificate Program - Level 1
Level 1 Theraplay and MIM Certificate
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Certificate - Level 1
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
I was born and raised in Southern Maryland, and my parents still live in my childhood home.
I grew up spending nearly all of my time at the local pool - I was a lifeguard, certified pool operator, swim lesson instructor, swim team member, and eventually swim team coach. I still love the water to this day!
I cannot cook to save my life, but I married a man who is an amazing chef, thank goodness!
I love to read a good romance novel.