Candace Washington, MSW, LMSW, better known as Candace Writes, is trained and experienced in providing therapy to adolescents (14+) and adults. She supports clients who are working through mental health concerns, including, but not limited to, suicidality, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and loss. Candace also has experience in group therapy, assisting clients in drug and alcohol treatment programs and transitional housing in meeting their short and long-term goals to return to a place of equilibrium and safety.
Candace believes that every treatment plan should be unique to the needs and concerns of the client. Therefore, she uses a collaborative approach when working with clients. She employs various therapeutic techniques, including a cognitive-behavioral or solution-focused approach in addressing distressing thoughts, emotions, and behavior while identifying skills and strengths in helping clients reach their goals in life. Candace meets clients where they currently are in life while unpacking past and current events to discover their core beliefs, thought processes, decision making skills, and perspective towards self and the world.
Candace is a native of Alabama and Maryland. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bowie State University and received a Master of Social Work from Howard University. She extends to her clients compassion, patience, and understanding because it's not easy to unpack life's traumas, stressors, and unpleasant events. Still, Candace creates a sacred space for you giving room for healing to take place. She currently accepts clients at Totally Whole Counseling Services supporting and guiding clients in their healing journey.