Celeste Souza

LCSW, LICSW

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.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149011013

MO LCSW 2006015818

MA LICSW 120314


Reviews

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.

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

I would highly recommend her to anyone

Written by J.O. 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

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

She is super professional and an awesome person to help

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

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

Written by T.A. on May 15, 2022 after therapy with Celeste for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Celeste always listens to me carefully even when I run off on tangents or get emotional and responds and offers advice to the bigger issues. She lets me guide the dialogue and helps me navigate my way through more difficult concepts or mental barriers. I’m so happy she is my therapist

Written by M.E. on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

First session was wonderful! Felt comfortable and able to be honest

Written by D.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Celeste for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is amazing. I couldn't recommend her more. Her attentive listening and calm demeanor have made it easier to work through the issues in my life.

Written by N.A. on Nov 03, 2019 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Celeste is very insightful and love how she provides so many resources and research in session to connect to the topics. She is also very compassionate, respectful and a good listener.

Written by S.P. on Aug 04, 2019 after therapy with Celeste for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Insightful, caring, attentive, present. Have been with them for two years.

Written by J.O. on Apr 18, 2019 after therapy with Celeste for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Celeste has been amazing for me. I went from homebound for almost two years straight, literally immobile with depression and anxiety, to back out and enjoying it, traveling far from home, and living a much more fulfilling and happy life.

Written by B.E. on Nov 26, 2018 after therapy with Celeste for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Celeste is really great and our messaging is really helpful. I've always felt that she cares and she has given me insights that have given me breakthoughs in my personal life. She has helped me to navigate through a few crisis in my life.

Written by M.A. on Aug 13, 2018 after therapy with Celeste for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and lgbt

I have been working with Celeste for nearly a year now. Prior to Celeste, in my entire life I have seen 6-7 different therapists for differing lengths of time. Remarkably, Celeste, an online counselor, has been the best! No one is more surprise by this than me. I wouldn't think an online therapy situation could be better than an in person therapeutic setting, but in this case it is. In fact, after working with Celeste for a few months I no longer felt the need to see my other in person therapist, that I saw once a week in her office. The quality of Celeste's counseling was just so much better.

Celeste is extremely compassionate, understanding, and supportive. When we have a session I always feel she is fully present, and she usually has insights I would not be able to come to on my own, and again I am no novice to therapy. Overall, I would say I am very pleased with Celeste, and BetterHelp.

Written by E.R. on Jul 11, 2018 after therapy with Celeste for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

Celeste is wonderful. I feel very comfortable talking to her about things I would otherwise feel anxiety about speaking to anyone else about. She is nonjudgmental. She is intelligent. She gives me reality checks when I need them and reassures me when it is appropriate.

Written by I.A. on May 30, 2018 after therapy with Celeste for 3 months on issues concerning addictions

She is wonderful with lot of experience and suggestions, especially regarding addiction issues. I appreciate her positivity and punctuality on top of her expertise. She is a great counselor!

Written by J.A. on Mar 21, 2018 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

Celeste Souza is a great counselor. I've only been talking to her a few weeks now but I can see she's concerned and interested in helping me be the person I'm striving to be. I appreciate her and her words of kindness as well as wisdom. She also relates to you and your feelings. Thank you Celeste for what you have done and are doing for me.

Written by S.H. on Mar 10, 2018 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and lgbt

Celeste has been absolutely a friend to me that I can share everything with when I need someone to talk to she is there when she can but she is truly helping me a lot and I appreciate her so much so thank you celeste!

Written by M.I. on Dec 31, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating

Celeste has been my kind, professional magician that has kept me going through some rough spots. She is always there for me.

Written by M.A. on Nov 27, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

She is the best. I really get better because of her!

Written by D.E. on Oct 24, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, eating, sleeping, parenting, and career

She has a gentle but effective approach when talking to her clients that allows us to comfortably evaluate ourselves in new angles. I always feel better after going through my thoughts and problems with her.

Written by R.I. on Sep 25, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and career

Celeste has offered me a safe space where I feel validated by being listened to, where my deepest aspirations and highest values are reinforced, thus enabling and encouraging positive outlooks on my circumstances, personal betterment and determination to live by example, with dignity and uplifting passion. Having found this rewarding therapeutic relationship through BetterHelp has been one of the miracles I include in my gratitude affirmations. Directly and indirectly, working on myself and my life with Celeste has triggered insights and stronger decisions I wouldn't have believed myself to be capable of before. Deepest thanks and regards.

Written by M.A. on Sep 09, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Celeste is great!!

Written by G.E. on Aug 18, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

After working with Celeste about a week or so, I am feeling better. She's helped me with framing my understanding of my emotions, reactions, behaviors and such. Her tools work really for me and she's responsive. Her responses aren't canned. You know she's engaging with you by her discussion. She's a really good therapist.

Written by S.A. on Jul 24, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Really helpful and responds quickly.

Written by K.O. on Jul 23, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks

Celeste is amazing! She's helping me so much!

Written by M.I. on Jul 05, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, and parenting

I feel lucky to have connected to Celeste on BetterHelp. She has been working with me on several issues and I feel good about the progress that I am making. I highly recommend Celeste!

Written by H.E. on Jun 26, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and eating

I have had a great experience working with Celeste. She has really made an effort to get to know and understand me, to respond quickly and to let me know that she is here to support me. She has given me skills and tools, but mostly I feel that she cares about what is going on for me and knows how to effectively support me. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 1 month on issues concerning intimacy-related, and self esteem

Celeste is professional, and then again, she's also very warm. I had very clear concerns when we first spoke and as things progressed and my life unfolded, I got very emotional and unable to focus on them without help. She was that help. Guiding me gently back to what I needed to do and listening so that I could still express the turbulence that I was going through. I'm overseas, away from home, where professional mental health help is impossible to find. Without this - I'd be in very bad shape. She's really made it much easier to maintain, grow, and find happiness even during the challenges that I'm facing.

Written by D.A. on Jun 06, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating

Celeste is wonderful. She has a caring demeanor, and I appreciate the DBT education that she passes on in our sessions.

Written by G.R. on Jun 05, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and career

Great counsellor. Very skilled in engaging

Written by T.R. on Jun 05, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, and sleeping

Celeste has been amazing and helped me a great deal.

Written by J.O. on May 30, 2017 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Celeste is great! I appreciate that she listened to me first and then gave me great feedback and tools for my next steps.

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