WILL MESSER, MSW, LICSW
-Masters in Social Work
-Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
-Certified Enneagram Trainer and Coach
-Advanced Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples
I grew up in the Kanawha Valley with long bus rides and lots of time to ponder what makes people tic. I’ve never stopped loving that topic and my work gives me so many beautiful windows into the internal world of people. My clients are some of the most amazing humans I’ve ever met and I learn from them each and every day.
If you’ve made it this far I want you to know that I believe I can’t expect you to do anything that I wouldn’t be willing to do myself. I know what it’s like to not know if the hurt or fear you’re in will ever end and I have been in therapy myself a couple of times to get help finding my balance during difficult seasons. I’m still human with the need for other humans just like you so I reached for help. And guess what? It helped! I’m here and stronger than ever largely because I didn’t go it alone.
About My Services:
I provide two different types of service so you don’t have to go it alone either:
1) Coaching: I provide life coaching using the Enneagram personality system, an amazing personal transformation/self-awareness tool. Coaching is great for people who do not have a diagnosable mental health problem as much as they just want to grow and achieve specific goals. A benefit to coaching is that you do not get a medical diagnosis as a part of your record and it does not involve insurance companies. For more info go to kpcc.com/9 to learn more about coaching with the Enneagram and local classes/workshops I offer.
2) Therapy: The primary treatment intervention I use for individuals is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Specifically I use a form of CBT called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples which is based in the exciting research of attachment science. Both ACT and EFT are highly evidenced based interventions. I also often utilize the Enneagram personality system with therapy clients as a helpful map and shortcut for helping them meet their treatment goals.
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