What Conditions do Licensed Clinical Social Workers Treat?
Licensed clinical socials workers work with a variety of different clients, including individuals, couples, families, and children. In fact, clinical social workers perform more than 60% of all mental health treatments in the United States. These social workers help their clients work through a range of different issues and problems, including:
- anxiety and depression
- marriage issues
- sexual disorders
- substance abuse problems
- eating disorders
- chronic pain
How Can Licensed Clinical Social Workers Help Treat Infertility?Most clinical social workers specialize in certain areas of practice, including infertility. Those who specialize in infertility have a lot of knowledge about the various types of infertility (including male and female) as well as the major fertility treatments that are available (like IUI and IVF). A licensed clinical social worker can help you deal with your infertility by:
- helping you identify your emotions surrounding infertility
- discussing your feelings about certain fertility treatments
- identifying treatment options
- discussing ways in which you can talk about infertility with your partner, family members, and friends
- provide you with coping mechanisms to handle the grief and anger associated with infertility
Finding a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?
Licensed clinical social workers work in a number of different settings, including schools, hospitals, private practices, and long-term care facilities. If you are interested in seeing a clinical social worker for your infertility, you can look to these places for a listing of local practitioners.
You can also visit with your health care provider for a referral. Alternatively, you can contact your state’s governing board of social workers, who will have a listing of licensed clinical social workers in your area.