Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Children, Adolescents, Adults
When Isabel is not in the office, you can find her mostly being a homebody, playing with her landlord's dog, or walking in the woods! Some of Isabel’s interests and hobbies include; making art, listening to music, meditation, yoga, & hiking.
Isabel accepts Private Pay,
Aetna, BCBS, Optum, United/Optum
Isabel Kent, LCSW, is a Mental Health Therapist here at Wellness Within. Isabel brings a strong set of values to her work, such as, a sense of inherent self-worth and dignity as a human being, unconditional positive regard, empathy and compassion, self-awareness, truthfulness. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling in the context of stress, depression, anxiety, and/or trauma, and who are ready to get help and begin looking inside. Isabel emphasizes on creating safe spaces, using a strengths-based approach, active listening, empathy, and empowerment, all of which are widely applicable.
“My own childhood mental health struggles, and later, an ongoing meditation practice are the two main reasons I find myself working in this field currently. Both of these factors combined inspired an active empathy and a sense of meaning in serving others, as well as the tools to help alleviate their suffering.”
“After I graduated with my BFA, I served a year with AmeriCorps tutoring and mentoring students at a low-income public middle school. It was at this time that I realized that I was able to really connect, listen to, and counsel the students I was working with and found it very rewarding. It was largely this experience (in addition to those mentioned above) that led me to pursue a Master's in Clinical Social Work.”
“I ended up focusing on clinical social work because I wanted to utilize both the depth of psychotherapy (which to me was also akin to meditation) and the breadth of an understanding of social systems to be of benefit to people in society.”