Welcome to Well Acquainted … a weekly series dedicated to the amazing clinicians at Well Clinic
This week, we’re featuring a Q&A session with Addie Liechty, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Well Clinic.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in the Midwest, also known as “The Heartland.”
What is your favorite quote?
It is a poem by Raymond Carver called “Late Fragment.”
And did you get from this life?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth
What is your favorite part of your work?
I love watching people deepen into their relationship with themselves and others. I particularly love when people begin to become more self-compassionate, which I think is the key ingredient to growth, healthy relationships and integration.
What is your favorite thing about San Francisco?
Being from the flat, landlocked Midwest, I love the mountains and the water.
What is your favorite place you’ve ever been?
The Great Rift Valley in Kenya.
Where was your last vacation?
I did a road trip of the Southwest!
What was your career before becoming a mental health practitioner?
I got into this career when I was quite young, but some previous jobs included teaching leadership skills to youth around the United States, being a camp counselor, organizing a peace conference and working in a short stint as a waiter during my teenage years. I was quite bad at it.
What is your favorite book?
“East of Eden” by John Steinbeck.
When are you at your most creative?
I write music and find that I am most creative when I am feeling inspired, emotionally engaged and silly. A lot of creative things can come out when you allow yourself to let loose a bit.
Learn more about Addie’s professional background as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) at Well Clinic