Charlene Thiede

(MSW, LMSW)

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Michigan. I use a person-centered and strengths-based approach that begins where you are in the present and focuses on your strengths in order to move forward. I will help you explore the problems you are facing in order to identify the changes that you want to make in your life. I began my career as a School Social Worker, an experience that gave me insight into the problems that children face in schools. During those years, I specialized in working with parents individually and through formal parenting classes. I also worked as a clinical social worker providing behavioral health counseling to children, adolescents and adults in a private mental health clinic and later ina large family service agency. My goal in each counseling session is for you to leave feeling more hopeful and confident that you can move forward in a positive way. A receptionist once told me that my clients come in looking sad and go out with a smile, a compliment that warmed my heart.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 34

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMSW #6801099157 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Charlene for 3 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Charlene has been truly helpful and comforting. She offers suggestions for specific steps for me to try and listens carefully. She is considerate, well-informed and caring.

Written by P.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after counseling with Charlene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

She listens, is very flexible and offers great advice. I'm glad to have found someone I am comfortable talking to!

Written by M.A. on Apr 11, 2021 after counseling with Charlene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life chan

Charlene is fantastic! She's very kind and thoughtful and has helped me so much in only two months. I highly recommend her!

Written by O.D. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling with Charlene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Charlene is my second counselor from BetterHelp and from day 1, she has listened to me, truly taken the time to get to know me and has provided me so many coping and healing mechanisms. She’s very knowledgeable and has extensive experience. She has been super helpful to me and my needs and I trust that with time, I will get better.

Written by C.H. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Charlene for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Charlene is really fantastic at what she does. Just from a few sentences, she has been able to perceive exactly what I’m feeling and offer me guidance on how to handle it. She is kind and relatable and easy to share with. Charlene is the first professional counselor I’ve ever met with, and I’m so grateful to have been placed with her.

Written by J.E. on Dec 10, 2020 after counseling with Charlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Charlene Thiede is an empathetic listener who has offered me great help in gaining perspective into personal challenges. I was skeptical that on-line counseling would be helpful, but it truly has been.