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Carleen Gates, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 11 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have provided case management services, group therapy sessions, individual therapy sessions, therapy at school, and tele-health services. Additionally, I have even served as an in-home therapist providing mental health services in the home. I have worked with clients from a broad range of concerns including: trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, family dynamic distresses, poor communication styles, and emotional abuse.

My counseling technique is very caring, encouraging, and client centered. I am very candid and direct when providing therapy. I take pride in demonstrating compassion and being sensitive and thoughtful of the needs of others. More than anything, I strongly believe in treating everyone with respect and dignity.

It takes a great deal of courage to seek professional help and even more courage to implement change. I applaud you for taking the first step. I would love the opportunity to begin this journey with you in taking the next steps to begin living a more rewarding and self-empowered lifestyle. It would be an honor to help guide you along the way.

I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Grief Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Self-love, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carleen Gates. 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.

Simply Amazing! Mrs. Carleen is simply amazing! She is just what I need to navigate this season of grief and self-discovery post trauma. I would recommend Mrs. Carleen 100 times over! She listens, supports, encourages and holds me accountable! 10/10

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Carleen for 8 months on issues concerning grief

I’ve tried a few therapist and Carleen is just different and is such a great fit “for me”! She’s very warm, kind and understanding and she helps me see and understand things I’ve never considered. She motivates me and creates clarity in mind. I look forward to every single session because I know I’m going to leave with some type of growth and/or insight.

Written on May 03, 2024 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, career difficulties, and adhd

She is good at what she does. She listens and understands my concerns. I would recommend her service.

Written on May 01, 2024 after therapy with Carleen for 11 months on issues concerning depression, and grief

As a therapist myself, I was skeptical of online therapy. However, Carleen has exceeded my expectations. She is empathetic. But she challenges my distorted thoughts in a way that isn’t off-putting. She is supportive without enabling. She genuinely cares while maintaining a professional boundary. And she helped me through one of the toughest times in my life.

Written on Mar 09, 2024 after therapy with Carleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She’s incredible

Written on Mar 08, 2024 after therapy with Carleen for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and career difficulties

Best therapist I’ve ever had! Very comforting and understanding. Provides reasonable tools for therapy.

Written on Feb 25, 2024 after therapy with Carleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes