Beth Resko, LCSW

Degree(s): A.B., M.S.S.W.

Received at: Brandeis University, 1971, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1981

Other Training: Numerous advanced level national training conferences on treating survivors of trauma.

Other Credentials: ACSW and QCSW (Academy of Certified Social Workers and Qualified Clinical Social Worker, both granted by the National Association of Social Workers).

Clinical Specialties: Treatment for survivors of trauma, including physical, psychological, and sexual abuse/assault; PTSD, depression, anxiety, women’s issues, relationship issues, GLBT issues, identity issues, grief/loss. Populations served include adults, older adolescents and couples.

Practicing Since: 1988

Positions Held/Honors Received: Undergraduate academic and psychology departmental honors; NIMH graduate training grant in community mental health.

Treatment Approach/Philosophy: With training in both psychology and social work, I believe that treatment works best when a holistic approach is used, looking at what goes on within a person as well as what goes on around the person, and how the person interacts with her/his environment. I utilize a variety of treatment approaches, including solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, EMDR, relational, and psychodynamic orientations. I see therapy as a process whereby people can be empowered to learn, in a safe and supportive environment, to do things differently in order to make their lives work better.