C.E. English


About Me

Hi. I'm C.E. English-El, known by most as Ce. I've been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor for over 25 years and a certified Life Coach for over 10 years. My counseling style is eclectic and whole person centered with a wellness orientation. Not only am I good at connecting with people I enjoy the process of engaging, learning, growing and moving . My wealth of experience and exposure is grounded in the addiction treatment milieu where I evolved from a fledgling counselor to a director of clinical services for adult and adolescent inpatient and outpatient programs. I have authored and lectured extensively in the addiction treatment arena. Other areas of expertise include coaching well-being, relaxation response, self-care and family connections. Academically, I have a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of DC, a Masters degree in Education and Human Development from The George Washington University, and a post graduate certification in Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University. I'm thorough in assessment and delivery of services with integrity and commitment. On a personal level, I'm a people person by nature and involved in this helping profession by choice. I'm also a recovering person with over 30 years free of alcohol and other drugs and I'm a country-boy from Long Island who got the Florida sand between my toes and living my happily ever after.


  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coaching , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #PRC413 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Written by K.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with C.E. for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Ce helped me to get through and out of something that was crippling me for well over a 15 years. He is open-minded and even though I had originally wanted a female counselor, I felt very comfortable with him even though therapy induced uncomfortable moments at times. I'm extremely private and that may be hard to deal with when trying to help someone, but he was patient and understanding with me. He equipped me with tools that helped in or before dark moments and I just need to keep practicing so the habit becomes second nature. He's also very encouraging and speaks in a way that is empowerilike, ke, "you are in control", "you have the power to X", etc. He's also very chill and that's refreshing since I'm extremely laid back myself. 10/10, I highly recommend!

Written by E.M. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with C.E. for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

"Ce" approaches counseling with an open mind and an open heart. I was hesitant for years to try counseling of any kind, so when I finally signed up and was matched with Ce, I felt comfortable and heard. He offered me useful tools that I felt confident applying to my life, and I will continue to use them after our time together. I would highly recommend him for anyone needing a calm, grounding presence (with a good sense of humor) in their life, regardless of where they might be.

Written by T.R. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with C.E. for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching


Written by C.H. on Apr 25, 2021 after counseling with C.E. for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

My sessions with Ce were very beneficial. A+ would recommend. We spent about 3-4 weeks working through relationship difficulties, and in that time identified 3 practical and actionable things I am applying to improve relationships going forward. Ce is a good listener with thoughtful probing questions, and overall very comfortable to work with. I enthusiastically recommend Ce to anyone seeking new perspectives on how they approach romantic relationships.

Written by D.W. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with C.E. for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

C.E. is great. He helped me with my anxiety and encouraged me to be a happier person.

Written by J.E. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with C.E. for 2 weeks

Ce is a pleasure to work with. He brings a grounded perspective that I really appreciate. He makes me laugh, I feel safe to share my honest thoughts without judgement and he does an AMAZING job of asking me questions that help me get to my own conclusions. I'm so grateful I'm working with Ce, he's really helping me shift my energy and life into the positive - in such a gentle way!