Max Kovatch, MSW, CMHS, LSWAIC
My name is Max Kovatch and I am currently a Licensed Social Work Associate & Independent Clinical clinician and Mental Health Professional practicing in Tri-Cities, WA. I am actively working towards full licensure of becoming a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and I am currently under the supervision of Heather Ramirez. I provide one-on-one therapy services for clients and help guide them to appropriate, effective, and active solutions. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with my Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Social Work. I currently serve as a Mental Health Clinician for Wraparound with Intensive Services (WISe) in the community, at homes, and schools in the Tri-Cities and other surrounding areas.
I understand life stressors and personally know how much of a toll mental health can be on an individual based on professional and personal experience. I have been there where hope seems to be nonexistent and it left me wondering what my next step(s) should be. I am here for you to collaboratively develop active and achievable goals that best fit your level of need(s).
The clientele I work with are youth (8-12), teenagers, and adults. Although my niche and clinical focus revolves around middle school aged youth or "tweens" and teens, I am willing to work with any age population.
My area of expertise consist of working with clients that are diagnosed with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, and Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). The modalities I incorporate during sessions with clients are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client/Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Grief & Loss, Strength-Based Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy.
As a professional, I tend to stay up-to-date with therapy interventions/modalities and incorporate those changes in my techniques with clients if proven beneficial. These findings are accompanied by research and attending trainings on certain therapeutic topics.