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Carlene Messer, LISW-CP, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression
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About me

Hello, and thank you for visiting my profile. Congratulations on taking this positive step in getting the support that you need. My name is Carlene and I'm a licensed psychotherapist with 23 years of experience. I work individuals, couples, students, families and veterans. I have provided counseling services in many different settings including: a university counseling center, school system, private practice, community mental health centers and veterans within the VA system. These varied experiences have allowed me to develop an in-depth understanding of the ways that things can go wrong for people. My success in working with people stems from my desire to help them make sense of who they are, what they do and what they want in life. I strive to help them see the very best in themselves and others as well as the opportunities that they have. In these trying times there are many day-to-day stressors and we can often find ourselves lacking the skills to overcome these challenges. I work hard to help people set goals and to identify their strengths so that they are better able to deal with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger, relationship conflicts, abuse and trauma. My approach is eclectic as I draw from many different evidence-based interventions because we are all unique. Practically speaking one-size does not fit all. My style is laid back, common sense and often playful. A positive therapy experience can and should be enlightening and rewarding.

Warm Regards,
Carlene Messer

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues

Services offered

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License information


NC LCSW C005005


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

Carlene has been the perfect fit for me. She offered helpful suggestions/solutions in our very first call. She is extremely knowledgeable, a great listener, she effectively guides our discussions and helps me look at my situation with greater clarity. After only two calls to date, I already feel more empowered and I gain a much clearer perspective each time we meet.

Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Carlene for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Carlene is so kind, gentle, and supportive. I appreciate every minute we spend together whild I work through past trauma

Written on Jun 02, 2023 after therapy with Carlene for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Carlene is wonderful. She is caring and responsive, and has a wide range of experience and expertise. I recommend her highly!

Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Carlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders