Carole LaFreniere

LSCSW, LCSW

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

KS LSCSW 05454

TX LCSW 61579


Reviews

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.

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

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 23, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carol did a great job of providing the help that I needed. She’s a great listener and took the time to ask questions to understand the problems I was facing and where I was at. She has a very laid-back, calm and fun personality which made it easy for me to relax and open up. She’s really good at what she does and I would highly recommend her to anybody.

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carole is a professional, kind, generous, perceptive and effective therapist.

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

She is really thoughtful and detailed about my session. Good listener and communication. I am happy to get a help from her.

Written on Sep 01, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Carole is a great therapist. I have learned to process my emotions better and to give myself credit when improving on my goals. I feel understood. Thank you, BetterHelp, for having wonderful people working with you.

Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

she’s a real homie. i’m obviously a millennial with my terminology but seriously in the 2 sessions i’ve had she’s talked me through things that i knew were possible but didn’t know how to execute and already feel peaceful and slowly but surely will be able to navigate my personal conflicts in life and my past. she’s understanding and able to ask questions that put you in a “never thought of that” way to really get your brain working.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Carole is incredible! I love how she incorporates neuroscience into cognitive behavioral therapy; the calming techniques I’ve learned have really saved me when I’m starting to feel panic. She is kind, understanding, and extremely easy to talk to!

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Carole has been nothing but stellar so far in my journey to become a better version of myself.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Carole is super helpful. Her advice has helped me manage my stress levels a lot in the month that we've been together. I'm super grateful to have met her.

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

I have only had a limited time with Carole so far and it has already made a significant impact in my life. She was recommended to me by a family member who is also extremely happy with her. I can sit here and talk so good about her but the only thing you need to know is that she is the one. Just book your session with her and she will take care the rest.

Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Carole is the sweetest. I was hesistant about BetterHelp at first and anxious that I wouldn’t meet my match but she perfectly fits everything I was looking for. She’s very helpful, considerate, cool and really funny.

Written on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 1 month on issues concerning depression, grief, and coping with life changes

She’s everything I could ask for in a therapist and more!

Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I absolutely love Carole. I’ve worked with many therapists and she has honestly been the first one I could trust right from the beginning and I feel like she just gets me. She has came at a very dark time in my life and truly made a difference.

Written on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carole is very attentive as well as intuitive. I appreciate the way she allows me to talk things out while offering guidance along the way, I feel comfortable with her, as though I’m talking with a friend, and at the same time, her direct & realist approach resonates well with me. She offers practical therapeutic exercises that have worked successfully for me so far. I look forward to continuing working with her.

Written on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Carole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Carole has been so amazing and helpful throughout my therapy journey. Coming into therapy for the first time, it was definitely intimidating and scary but she always made me feel so comfortable and was able to help me through so many aspects of life that were holding me back from being able to live my life to the fullest. She’s provided me with so many tools for success and taught me how to work through my problems so it doesn’t hold me back.

Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Carole for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Carole has been a wonderful guide in helping me through my anxiety. Her approach has been tremendously helpful, her feedback invaluable and her sessions with me have left me feeling reassured and empowered to make a change. She has provided me with the tools I needed to work through my anxious situations and talking through these situations with her has helped me to reshape my entire thought process. Her schedule is accommodating and I have appreciated that she is available on weekends. Thank you, Carole.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Carole for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Amazing help

Written on Feb 12, 2021 after therapy with Carole for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carole is down to earth, friendly, reassuring, and open. She gets it! Her expertise coupled with her life experience sets her apart from other counselors I have had in the past. If you want someone who really listens and understands, I highly recommend Carole.

Written on Dec 12, 2020 after therapy with Carole for 2 months

Carole's help has been instrumental in my journey to find happiness, grow as a person, and move forward in my life. She has helped me shape a better understanding of what I've been through, how to work through it, and build a plan for my future.

Written on Nov 18, 2020 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

She is very supportive, insightful, and empathetic.

Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder

Carole is great I really have no complaints. I felt like she matched with my issues and how to help

Written on Oct 04, 2020 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Carole is a very calm and understanding counselor. I am glad I have her as a guide and sounding board!

Written on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I absolutely love my sessions and messages with Carloe LaFreniere! She listens to me, and gives me very helpful ideas on how to cope with whatever it is that I have going on. Always makes me feel better and I feel that her specialties match me as well. I strongly would recommend her!

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