Hello, Asking for help takes courage and intention. I am a well seasoned licensed clinical social worker in California with extensive experience in working with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, trauma and relationship challenges. Each of us is on a life journey that presents unique challenges. Sometimes feelings emerge that we do not understand or know how to cope with. I offer a supportive environment with unconditional positive regard for your healing journey. We all have a story to tell and sometimes it is simply learning how to be more mindful and responding differently that creates a positive change.
Over the past 30+ years, I have developed an integrative approach to the therapeutic journey that encompasses traditional psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness and psychodynamic modalities. This is complemented by alternative therapies such as breathing techniques from yoga and meditation. I have been a registered yoga teacher, 200 hrs, since 2008. The approaches used are defined by you as we dialogue, using what will work best for you. I will work collaboratively with you, addressing Issues that are defined by you with the goal of decreasing symptoms, increasing healthy coping skills, improving interpersonal communication, and developing a more mindful awareness and alignment of mind/body/spirit.
If you are ready to take the step to ask for help in your life journey, I would be humbled to hear from you and begin the therapeutic process of reaching your goals.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #22648 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
Charlene has been wonderful and an absolute pleasure to work with. I've made a lot of progress already!
Wonderful person to talk with. She listens and responds promptly. Couldn’t ask for better service.
Charlene is such a great counselor. After speaking with her I have definitely felt like I have made progress in many aspects of my life that I wanted to address. Charlene always listens to my concerns, is very supportive and always provides great resources like worksheets that are very helpful.
I was hesitant to reach out to a therapist, but after connecting with Charlene on Better Help I instantly felt as ease. She was able to offer guidance and validation when I shared my experiences with her. It felt like a familiar friend but with the expertise of a professional therapist.
Charlene is very patient and a great listener. I am grateful for her time and help in the last few weeks in addressing my concerns.
Charlene is wise, experienced and thoughtful. She is a great listener and helps me to really feel heard and make good choices. I am grateful and truly enjoy working with her. Definitely recommend.
I was skeptical about using BetterHelp because I was unsure of the quality of the counselors, but Charlene is beyond my expectations. I’m so grateful I was matched with her. We have similar interests and is able to provide support that resonates with me. She genuinely cares and proactively offers resources which she sends via messages after sessions. She’s a great listener, honors pauses for reflection, and is very responsive. Thank you, Charlene!
Incredibly kind woman who is always ready to listen. I love working with Charlene.
It's only been 2 sessions and already she's reframed 2 big issues for me. I have full confidence in her counseling going forward! This is working beautifully!
Char is a very warm, insightful and empathetic therapist. She discerns patterns in thinking and behavior and knows how to help people get unstuck. Highly recommend.
Charlene is wonderful, very quick to understand me and offer helpful ideas.