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Charity Clavey, LSCSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Charity is duly licensed in the state of Missouri, Kansas, and Utah as a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC). She is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy) trained, trained in Trauma Informed Care, CBT trained, and thoroughly trained in Motivational Interviewing/Person Centered approaches to ensure that her clients are able to make progress with issues that are important to and for them. Charity uses modern approaches to help individuals achieve goals and make personal improvements in their lives. Charity works early and late hours to include weekends to accommodate clients' needs. Before entering private practice, Charity worked in critical home health, a private MAT setting, and at a co-occurring state funded agency providing clinical supervision, individual and family therapy, and group therapy. Prior to her experience in the field, she also was a special education teacher working with children grade levels ranging from Pre-K through 12. Charity's favorite self-care activities include traveling, practicing mindfulness, exercising, reading, attending live music performances, and spending time with her infant son, friends, family, and her puppy Codi.

Specialties: Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder, EMDR Trained, CBT trained, co-occurring disorders, trauma focused, PTSD, stress management, grief issues, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, child and adolescent issues, family/marital/and parenting concerns
Population Focus: children and adolescents, adults, couples and families, LGBTQIA population

Professional experience

9yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered


License information


MO LCSW 2018038645

UT LCSW 12673223-3501


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

Charity listens and keeps her eye on the goal. I'm thankful for her!

Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I highly recommend Charity. She has been by my side as I uncover many uncomfortable truths and process trauma. She responds quickly and always seems to understand me and know what to say. I’m grateful for her!

Written on May 02, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

I have had mental health issues for decades, and had to switch therapists many times do to moves. So I can say from experience Charity is one of the best in the profession. Kind, empathetic, intelligent, helps you uncovers truths by asking the right questions, and helps come up with solutions to problems that seem unsolvable. I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than I do her.

Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

She has been with me through a string of toxic job environments. If it weren't for her guidance, I would have been stuck in jobs that didn't make me happy.

Written on Mar 15, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassio

Charity has helped me recover from some dark times.

Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am incredibly grateful for Charity's support as my therapist. She is an incredibly great listener, but more so, she is very understanding, empathetic and, most importantly, solution-oriented (using worksheets, journaling, specific coping techniques, etc.). She has been a pillar in a very turbulent time in my life and really goes out of her way to be available and responsive at all times. I can definitely whole-heartedly recommend Charity to others seeking an empathetic, structured, reliable and professional therapist.

Written on Feb 27, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, and compassion fatigue