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Carissa Delgado, LCSW

Carissa Delgado, LCSW


I like to get to know the person, their environment, and I like for therapy to feel like a conversation.

My Therapy Style

I am person centered. I like to get to know the person, their environment and I like for therapy to feel like a conversation. I tend to be myself in sessions and help clients feel comfortable while also holding accountability for change through unconditional positive regard. I believe therapy should be enjoyable and not pressured; I think so much can be gained just by building a strong therapeutic alliance.

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, San Francisco State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I wanted to be a holistic social worker, working with folx who have ongoing and persistent mental health concerns along with environmental issues/trauma.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy reading, biking, and skating.

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

I talk to my family members who are out of state and I go on walks after work with my husband and daughter to enjoy time outdoors daily.

What book have you read more than once?

The book is called Turning Stones. It is by Marc Parent. I first read it in college as a class assignment and the message spoke to me. I want the world to be changed even in the smallest way because I was there to "turn a stone".

Favorite organization/non-profit?

NAMI. Caregiving, parenting, etc can be really hard, those are the unsung heros who need support.

How do you recharge?

Listen to true crime podcasts. Seems silly, but that's the honest answer.

Do you have any pets?

We have an 8 year old Japanese Akita named Abe. He is our pride and joy. When he was a puppy, he was so well behaved that I got careless one day and left both my undergraduate and graduate diplomas on a shelf. He ate both of them. It would be years before I could prove I had my masters because it took me forever to re-order one. I still never replaced my undergraduate one!