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Carole LaFreniere, LSCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

My name is Carole LaFreniere, and I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced trauma and sexual assault. I have my Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and hold certifications as a Trauma Professional, Grief Therapist and as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I have training in EMDR as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 6 years, both with inpatient psychiatric patients and individual patients in the community.
I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important piece in therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach to setting goals and working on problems with an eye to finding solutions. My approach in therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I take a strengths approach and consider the whole person in the environment they are in. Since everyone is an individual, I will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals. I am non-judgmental, empathetic and incorporate a sense of humor into our session.
If your ready to take the first steps toward making changes, i would love to help you achieve those changes.
I take appointments in the evenings and weekends to accommodate working adults.

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

KS LSCSW 05454


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

Amazing!!!! She really understands and always has terrific advice. Wonderful listener!!!

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

My therapist is empowering and listens to me intently. I felt so much better after just a few visits. I hope to have a lasting client/therapist relationship for as long as I need. Also, I really appreciate my therapist having such a diverse schedule so that I have plenty of options to choose appropriate wise:

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Carole for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Carole is great to work with. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and is helping me dive deeper into personal development while educating me and teaching me the resources and tactics needed to grow.

Written on Dec 20, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Always courteous, listens well. Would happily recommend to anyone!

Written on Dec 10, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue


Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I cannot say enough great things about Carole. She is a wonderful, responsive amd knowledgeable therapist. She helped me achieve my goals and I now feel safe and secure daily.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coaching, and adhd