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Wes Hardcastle-Orr, LCSW

Wes Hardcastle-Orr, LCSW


Licensed in CA #117519
Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Cigna/Evernorth
The therapy I practice is structured and makes use of agenda-setting at the beginning of sessions.

My Therapy Style

I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which allows clients to see and understand connections between their stressful situations, their thoughts and beliefs, and resulting emotional difficulty. While I also employ the use of a Strengths-based model and collaborative treatment planning, the therapy I practice is structured and makes use of agenda-setting at the beginning of sessions and homework after the session is completed. The homework is not overly time-consuming and it enhances therapy much like the saying "The more you put into something the more you get out of it."

Education & Training

MSW - Social Work, Grand Valley State University

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I come from a humble background and experienced a life where you had to work hard to succeed. I became a mental health professional so I could help others navigate the many stresses of life and assist my clients in achieving and celebrating personal joy and happiness.

What are your interests outside of work?

I like the outdoors, walks, hikes, swims in the ocean, and scuba diving. I like to read, play video games (on occasion), and I am always interested in learning new things including new information that I can share with my therapy clients.

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

I engage in deep breathing and mindfulness to try to stay in and enjoy the present moment. I also spend quality time with my husband.

What book have you read more than once?

Man's Search for Meaning Victor Frankl. The book describes the horrors of experiencing first-hand living in a Nazi WWII concentration camp but still finding meaning in life both during and after such a traumatic experience.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Both the Human Rights Campaign and the Sacramento LGBTQ Center in Sacramento, CA.

How do you recharge?

Good food, good walks, talks, and having fun with my friends and loved ones.