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Steve Gratwick, LCSW
Learning the triggers, tools and strategies to better understand and help manage hurdles when they come up can have a lasting and positive impact.

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Steve Gratwick, LCSW

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

Everyone faces challenges with anxiety, grief, depression or reduced self-esteem at times. I am here to provide caring, empathetic and structured support for when you’re dealing with these issues. You may also want to build upon the progress you’ve made in the past, but finding yourself stuck or without focus. Learning the triggers, tools and strategies to better understand and help manage these hurdles when they come up can have a lasting and positive impact.

As a therapist with over 10 years of experience, I’ve worked with a wide range of diverse individuals and communities. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), I also include Solution-Focused and Strengths-Based concepts in my therapy practice. I look forward to listening to what matters to you, and together developing and supporting your path towards renewed balance and wellness.

I also incorporate aspects of Somatic Therapy practices. As a supplement to the other tools we’ll explore, many people find that developing a more mindful, intuitive and body-focused awareness can boost progress towards their therapy and personal goals. This includes guided relaxation and sensory enhancement techniques that can be utilized beyond the therapy session, promoting a more empowered and durable sense of self. Now is a great time to begin taking these affirming steps towards your healthy and resilient future.

Education

BA - History, Lawrence University

MSW - Social Work, University of Southern California

License Number and State

CA 61950

Pronouns

he/him

Why did you become a mental health professional?

Having experienced the benefits of a supportive and caring advocate as a youth, I believe each of us as adults should also have access to these same resources and more, in a therapist.

What are your interests outside of work?

I care about and take pride in seeking solutions to issues that matter to me in my community – support for unhoused communities, environmental justice and veterans.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Meditation.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Starting as a local initiative, this organization has become a source of food assistance for many communities throughout LA County.

How do you recharge?

I aim for a balance of both active and reflective time in my week. Time with friends and family is also essential.