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Celeste Souza, LCSW, LICSW

LGBT Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience. I work with people who are facing challenging times in their lives. Sometimes the most valuable think I can do for you is to listen and care. Other times, you might need help identifying the underlying cause of a feeling or conflict in your life.
I am trained as a Relational-Cultural Therapist and believe the work of healing happens in relationship (between the client and the therapist as well as in relationships in day-to-day life). I utilize therapeutic skills from a variety of models including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
No matter how big or small the issue you want to discuss, I believe that my therapeutic techniques will be helpful to you. Contact me when you're ready to get started.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IL LCSW 149011013

MO LCSW 2006015818

MA LICSW 120314


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

Celeste Souza is an active listener and counsels in a way that allows me to express myself in a safe space. I strongly recommend Celeste for anyone who needs someone to do so.

Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is amazing, please work with her

Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

I would highly recommend her to anyone

Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 3 months on issues concerning lgbt

I used Celeste for roughly a year and found healing. Once I left I fell back into some depression I returned to the foundations she left me to come out of it. Compassionate and knowledgeable. I would recommend

Written on Sep 18, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 4 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

She is super professional and an awesome person to help

Written on Aug 21, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I always look forward to my session with Celeste. She is a great listener, understands me well, and provides excellent guidance.

Written on Jul 20, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and coaching