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.
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, Guilt and Shame, 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
MA LICSW 120314
IL LCSW 149011013
MO LCSW 2006015818
Celeste is an amazing person who cares deeply and responded well to my questions and quandaries. I greatly appreciated my sessions with her and her immense kindness.
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Celeste is wonderful, so wise and she is very attentive. She is able to connect my needs with logical explanations that help me digest the information I need to better understand and work through.
Written on Jul 25, 2023 after therapy with Celeste for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Excellent listener who provides me with great feedback and strategies. Helps me to understand my feelings and how to cope with them
Written on Jul 15, 2023 after therapy with Celeste for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties
Celeste has been wonderful— very thoughtful in her approach, very professional and knowledgeable. I am grateful to have her to talk to when things get tough.
Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Celeste for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
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