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Charity Clavey, LSCSW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety LGBT Trauma and 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

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

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.

After a lifetime of working with different therapists in different cities, finding Charity has given me a connection with a therapist who is steady, strong, caring, and attentive. I'm st the cusp of more break throughs and I think Charity is why I'm facing trauma and my potential is growing. She's a total pro!

Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 11 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Charity is always here for me and responds promptly. She treats me as if I am her most important client and dedicates extra time to helping me. She has helped me work through a variety of things as I have been doing trauma work and always has creative ideas as to how I can combat things from my childhood. I highly recommend her!

Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Charity did a fantastic job listening to my concerns and helping to set me up on a path for success. She does a great job at allowing you to open up and think a little clearer about things.

Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, and adhd

She's been very reasonable and helpful during my time with her. She understands how my mind is working on a level and works with me patiently so I can get the help I need.

Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charity is always super nice to me, she gives me great advice and really works with me to know whats going on with me personally. She makes me feel as though each time I talk with her, I'm the most important person in the world and its so nice and helpful. Shes great at keeping me grounded and lets me know that its okay to just exist without having to have a smile plastered on my face all the time. I always feel so listened to when I talk to her and connect with her in a way i had never felt with previous therapists

Written on Jan 09, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Since working with Charity for less than a month she has gotten be above and beyond to understand my needs and how we can best work together to achieve my goals. She's very communicative, trustworthy and skillful. Higy recommend!

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Charity for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching