Charlene Esquilin


About Me

Thank you for considering Better Help to be a support for you! Change is easier when you feel heard, understood, validated and empowered. I believe that a trusting and honest relationship where your therapist helps you feel that you are the expert to your experience is extremely important to your belief that you can achieve the goals you set for yourself.

My name is Charlene Esquilin and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I earned my Masters in Social Work from Hunter College in 2013. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families which include working with children and adults with disabilities, working with individuals who have open ACS cases, as well as adults, children, teenagers and families experiencing challenges connected to emotions likes anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, addictions and adjusting to different life situations. I also have experience working with parents in a group setting providing them support as they improve their parenting skills. I have worked in a variety of settings such as foster care agencies, schools, clinics and religious organizations. During my time in this field I have learned that providing a respectful, nonjudgmental environment is what contributes to a healthy therapist-client relationship where the client can thrive and feel most empowered.

You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. I will usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I will offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with most availability being in the evening, except for Wednesdays and Sundays where currently I will have more availability on those days. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #089159 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Written by P.R. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Charlene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Super kind and warm. I never had a hard time opening up and never felt judged. Thank you for your kindness. I’m in a much better place now then I was a month ago

Written by K.A. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Charlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Exceptional counselor

Written by N.A. on Jun 24, 2020 after counseling with Charlene for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and adhd

Ms. Esquilin has been a tremendous help for me. Caring, compassionate, and a genuinely good person are some words I would use to describe her. As someone who, until recently, never put much weight into counseling, I can honestly say that Ms. Esquilin has changed that and has allowed me to open up freely.