About Me

Hi! If you are exploring Better Help, it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. Finding the right person to help you through these challenges is very important. I am committed to creating a supportive, compassionate, non-judgmental environment where you can express your thoughts, feelings, fears and difficulties at a comfortable pace. I believe that empathy and understanding are paramount in building a good working relationship, which in turns helps people feel more hopeful and confident in their ability to make the changes needed to improve their lives.

I want to provide some information about me in order to help you decide if my experience and style is the right match for you. I am a clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience. I received an undergraduate degree in Psychology at Connecticut College, graduate degree in Social Work at Adelphi University (NY), and did post-graduate work at the Center of Modern Psychoanalysis (NY). I have been providing therapy in private practice, community mental health centers and agencies, I was Director of Social Work at a large social Services Agency where I managed therapy programs, supervised staff and supervised therapists in training. I also taught for many years in the graduate Departments of Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at Long Island University (NY), where my main teaching focus was on clinical training, supervision, diagnosis and treatment.

I have experience in working with adults and senior adults with a wide array of issues including anxiety, stress, depression, sadness, mood disorders, personality disorders, social anxiety, frustration, self-esteem, life transitions, peer relationships, parenting, pre-marital preparation, marital and/or family conflict, divorce/separation adjustment, occupational and/or educational difficulties, caregiving, chronic illness, grief, and adjusting to the aging process. In 2020, I offered a series of webinars on COVID related stress and techniques to help minimize the anxiety. I’m trained in multiple therapy approaches so that I am better able to work in a flexible way and can more effectively meet your needs.

I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you. I generally check messages here a few times a day, Monday-Sunday and respond as quickly as I can, most often within 24 hours.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #8494-C (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LCSW #038637 (Expires: 2025-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cara Greene. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by S.T. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cara is understanding and caring. Listens. Gives amazing advice to help me with my anxiety

Written by S.H. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cara Greene managed to turn my anxiety from a hinderance in my daily life into something I only experience in fleeting moments. She’s changed my life in such a phenomenal way, even my friends and family have noticed the difference. She’s been a huge help in helping me overcome my problems and even helping me work up the confidence to get a job ! By far the best therapist I have experienced in my 6 years of searching.

Written by C.H. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Cara is responsive and genuine in her approach. I appreciate her comforting yet straight forward counseling style

Written by T.J. on Jul 29, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Cara was amazing. She connected with me easily and was able to help me identify the roots of the issues that had been troubling me for years. She gave me the tools and the confidence I needed to begin healing and becoming genuinely happier. I would recommend Cara to anyone who is truly serious about healing and evolving.

Written by Z.A. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wonderful, knowledgeable, helpful, patient, funny.

Written by C.Y. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cara really understands my issues and “sees me”. I feel comfortable with her to be honest and open up which I know will ultimately help me.

Written by K.A. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Cara is the perfect balance between being caring and being real. She has been so helpful to me and is incredibly knowledgable. Highly Recommend!

Written by M.E. on Apr 20, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

As someone who has been through many counseling efforts, I have finally found someone who really gets me. Cara takes the time to really understand the underlying issues that I'm going through and not just take my statements at face value. She's been invaluable at one of the most trying times of my life. Always professional, Cara tells me what I need to hear but also what steps to take to move forward. I am thrilled with the platform but especially thrilled with Cara.

Written by Z.A. on Apr 03, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I have had only a few sessions with my counselor but I have been very pleasantly surprised. I have been wanting to do therapy for a while but I didn't know if I would be able to open up. Also because my culture is quite different, I wasn't sure whether someone would be able to understand and advise me in a way that I would find useful and applicable. I am so so glad that I started and she is incredibly easy to talk to. The time flies by each week. I know it'll only be better from here.

Written by M.Y. on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Wonderful! Understanding, relateable, knowledgeable and creative. Couldn’t ask for a better counselor at this time.

Written by O.L. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Cara for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

She is highly recommended! She is a good listener and find out what is your needs. She gives various advises and tools for you to work on based on her experiences! I feel comfortable to talk to her and after the session I felt ease and peace on my mind :) will continue to have sessions with her in the future!

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