Celeste Souza

(MSW, LCSW)

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
  • Depression

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship, Family, Eating, Sleeping, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 15

Licensing

LCSW #2006015818 (Expires: 2019-09-30)

LCSW #149011013 (Expires: 2019-11-30)

LICSW #000120314 (Expires: 2018-09-30)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 4 months 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 counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 2 months 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 counseling with Celeste for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Celeste is great!!

Written by E.R. on Aug 30, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

I was really nervous about talking to someone about myself. Celeste made me feel open and comfortable from our very first conversation. I appreciate how genuine she is. Her responses are always thoughtful and not generic. I feel that I have found someone that I can be candid with, and not be judged. I would recommend her to a family member or friend 100%!

Written by G.E. on Aug 18, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks

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

Written by on Jul 20, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 4 months

Celeste is a wonderful counselor and human being. She has amazing insight and skills and she has jumped to the occasion to help me in any way possible. She is professional and supportive and I would highly recommend her.

Written by M.I. on Jul 05, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 2 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 1 month 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 B.E. on Jun 07, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 3 weeks intimacy-related, and self esteem

Celeste has been helping me with relationship building and stress management. I am very satisfied with the therapy I have been receiving from her.

Written by D.A. on Jun 06, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 3 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family, and career

Great counsellor. Very skilled in engaging

Written by T.R. on Jun 05, 2017 after counseling with Celeste for 3 weeks 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 counseling with Celeste for 3 weeks 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.