I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York with close to 20 years of experience. I have provided various levels of care including direct-care, managed-care, telehealth counseling, crisis intervention, assessments, evaluations, treatment and discharge planning. I have worked with clients and provided therapeutic interventions with the goal of improving functioning and alleviating symptoms associated with various diagnosed behavioral health disorders. I have provided crisis intervention and psychoeducation to address specific issues that jeopardize a client's functioning.
My counseling style is to work with my clients from a strength perspective with an emphasis in using the motivational interviewing techniques. While the needs are of utmost importance, it is equally important to acknowledge and recognize strengths. The treatment is always tailored to provide assessment, intervention, support, empowerment and termination.
My goal for you is to empower you to use the helpful intervention that will assist you to have a fulfilling and happier life.
I look forward to working with you.
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Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , HIV / AIDS , Infidelity , Jealousy , Prejudice and Discrimination Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #079498 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
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Clarene has great energy and is very engaging. I feel heard and understood. After just one session with Clarene, I feel more optimistic.
She helps me to be the best version of myself.
Clarene was a pleasure to work with. She clearly understood what I was needing and offered practical thoughts and guidance. She listened carefully and respected everything I discussed. Highly recommend.
I cannot encapsulate how much Clarence has helped me to really live my life within my values, to boldly claim the life I want to live, and to actively prioritize the parts of my life that make me happy and healthy- mentally, emotionally, and physically. I so appreciate her expertise and her support!
Carlene is very attentive and caring! She’s amazing
Clarene is an amazing therapist! She helps me find ways to cope better and acknowledges the progress I make throughout our time together. She’s so kind and caring!
Clarene has been very helpful.
So far I’ve been very happy with Clarene and anticipate our working together to keep me on a good track.
Clarence and I had a good first session! I felt she thoroughly understood the issues we discussed, and she helped me set up realistic goals that I have been able to stick to and believe will help.
Clarene is very helpful and I enjoy talking with her.
Excellent! Great listener and coach!
Clarene really help me changing my life in positive ways and so glad to have lesson with her.
Compassionate, insightful, smart! My counselor has been a great guide in my journey back into therapy!
Clarene is the best therapist I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She is a blessing in my life and I only hope I found her sooner. She challenges me, but comes from an empathetic place.
Clarene is focused and experienced with her help and advice. She doesn’t waste time and centers my healing while providing very useful feedback, guidance, and tools. She asks specific questions and honors my process
I’ve done 2 sessions with Clarene so far and I love it. I never thought therapy would be something I’d look forward to or enjoy but I actually look forward to talking with her and her giving me the correct feedback to better help me on my healing journey. Highly recommended for those struggling with relationships or personal issues and depression.
Clarene has very supportive (and safe) energy and great discernment. I value her insight and admire the way she handles our sessions.
She is authentic, graceful, real, caring, and kind. We've just begun working together and I already look forward to my sessions with her.
I have just started with Clarene but already I'm noticing a huge difference. I love that she gives me goals so not only am I able to talk things out, I also have steps to actively improve my life. She is understanding and gives great advice. She's awesome!
Thanks for the positive feedback and how I can better my well being.