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Carole LaFreniere, LCSW, LSCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation 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

8yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Post-traumatic stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), 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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

NH LCSW 3900

CO LCSW CSW.09930309

KS LSCSW LSCSW 05454

Reviews

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Understands my needs

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Carole is helping me manage and navigate a difficult marriage with a maybe covert narcissist and my own insecurities and stuck behavior. She’s been amazing and I always not only look forward to our meetings, I also come out refreshed with new confidence and power. Thank you, Carole!

Written on Mar 09, 2024 after therapy with Carole for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Amazing therapist. She has made a HUGE difference in my life.

Written on Mar 04, 2024 after therapy with Carole for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

I really appreciate Carole. She is intelligent and full of resources and good advice.

Written on Jan 30, 2024 after therapy with Carole for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Carrol could relate to my issues was clear and understanding, and I felt paid genuine attention to my problems and provided me appropriate guidance

Written on Jan 18, 2024 after therapy with Carole for 4 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

Carole has helped me through so much trauma and stress I have had in my life. She offers multiple ways to process my thoughts and calm down during my day to day life. She is always on time and attentive during my sessions. My therapy sessions with her are always calming and helpful. My life has improved so much after starting therapy with Carole.

Written on Jan 17, 2024 after therapy with Carole for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes