Carleen Gates

LICSW

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
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), Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

AL LICSW 4396C


Reviews

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.

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

You are awesome! And I'm glad you chose me to be my therapist!

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love her

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

I feel very blessed to have been paired with Carleen. She is supportive and kind, but does not shy away from telling me things I may find difficult to hear. I am encouraged by the work we are doing together and feel confident that I will be much healthier and happier through working with her.

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Carlsen has been absolutely wonderful! She has talked me through all my problems and has been thorough with her responses. I would recommend her to anyone she is such a wonderful person!

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Carleen Gates is a great therapist. She very attentive and she allows you to express your feelings without being judged.

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

She is a great person and a great listener very patient

Written on Oct 01, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Love my therapist!!

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ms. Carleen is a truly wonderful therapist! She’s professional, caring, and extremely easy to talk to. I’ve worked with her for almost a year now and I felt that way about her on day one, and still feel that way now. I really can’t put into words just how great she is at what she does. I highly recommend her!

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 4 weeks

She listens very well and is down to earth when giving her advice

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

I am so greatful for Carleen and her gift of counsel and guidance. I would highly recommend her for anyone struggling with their relationships and finding hope in the daily grind of life.

Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I feel very encouraged to continue after our first session.

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She has been wonderful. She has helped me understand that my feelings are valid. She pays attention to my journals and she pin points things in my words that I never realized were part of my problem.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Wonderful attentive and reassuring. Strongly recommend Mrs. Gates for those needing to gain confidence and helping sorting through & understanding circumstances. Great at self reflection and past traumas and bringing you to awareness of those things. She’s great!

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carleen Gates is Awesome!! She really helps me to realize my self worth.

Written on Jul 18, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and grief

Ms. Gates is professional, listens, empathetic and shows that she cares. She doesn’t push or judge. She gave me important things to think about based on our conversations. She is a gem!

Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

She is the best!!!

Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Carleen always encourages and supports me. She has gotten me through many struggles and has helped me develop coping skills I wouldn’t have otherwise. I feel like she genuinely cares about everything I am going through. She’s the best!

Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am immensely fortunate to have her as my therapist! She is helping me overcome my trauma and listens to me and it shows through our sessions. I'd recommend her to anyone who needs help in trauma and self esteem!

Written on Mar 03, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I cannot say enough wonderful thing about Ms. Carleen. She is kind, patient, encouraging, and thorough. She is equipping me with the tools I need to navigate grief and the many anxieties I have. I appreciate how she challenges and encourages my faith throughout my journey to healing.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Best therapist I’ve ever had

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Carleen has been a great help to me in the month I’ve been able to consult with her. She has given me so much to think about, and reminds me of ways to cope and is very direct which is what I’ve needed.

Written on Feb 06, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carleen is great! She’s so nice and friendly and really makes me feel comfortable to be able to express myself in ways I haven’t before.

Written on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Carleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Carleen Gates is heaven sent for me. She is exactly what I needed. I’m so thankful to have her as my therapist. She’s kind, patient, understanding, and also a good listener. I admire her patience and how she listens and respond to me. It’s always positive and honest. I’m very grateful to have her as my therapist. She deserves 100 stars!!!

Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Carleen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ms. Carleen was nothing short of Amazing!!! I looked forward to our sessions every week! She has helped me tremendously during our time & I highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 11, 2021 after therapy with Carleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I could write a lot, but in short she is awesome. Very positive and informative on what and how to do things. A non-judgmental ear, with many ways to help.

Work with me!