My name is Beth Sparks and I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker (#91885) in the state of California.
I was born and raised in Alaska, which imbued in me a sense of adventure, a love of the outdoors and a pioneer spirit. While serving as an active duty Marine, I was fortunate to be stationed in America’s Finest City and adopted San Diego as my hometown. While on active duty I deployed twice, including to Afghanistan and other regions in the Middle East. I also married a Marine and was an active duty military spouse for 12 years before my spouse’s retirement. After leaving the Marines, I spent a decade working with military families, guiding them through challenging situations and helping them find valuable resources. I expanded my work and became a crisis counselor, focused primarily on helping adolescents and young adults. My next big step was finishing a Master of Social Work, which led me to practice therapy with veterans and military family members where I had the privilege of working with a diverse and resilient population.
I am experienced working with clients grappling with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, stress-management, recovering from burnout, family relationships, life transitions and parenting issues. I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy, Mindfulness and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma. I work with my clients to apply the appropriate modality to their unique situation and therapeutic goals while prioritizing their healing, growth and well-being.
My clinical perspective is client-centered and strength-based, influenced by the belief that wellness is holistic. We live to our fullest potential when our mental, physical and social components of well-being are functioning at the highest level.
It takes strength and courage to reach out for assistance, and I’m honored to be able to walk alongside you as you navigate your healing journey. I look forward to meeting you.