Clarene Richards

LCSW

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #079498 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Clarene Richards. 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.

Written by A.N. on Jun 24, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, and adhd

Clarene has great energy and is very engaging. I feel heard and understood. After just one session with Clarene, I feel more optimistic.

Written by A.N. on Jun 04, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

She helps me to be the best version of myself.

Written by A.M. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, coping with life changes, adhd, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by S.A. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

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!

Written by M.I. on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Carlene is very attentive and caring! She’s amazing

Written by K.R. on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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!

Written by S.U. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, career difficulties, and adhd

Clarene has been very helpful.

Written by J.A. on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

So far I’ve been very happy with Clarene and anticipate our working together to keep me on a good track.

Written by D.E. on Jan 19, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

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.

Written by J.U. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Clarene is very helpful and I enjoy talking with her.

Written by D.A. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 1 month on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Excellent! Great listener and coach!

Written by N.A. on Oct 31, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Clarene really help me changing my life in positive ways and so glad to have lesson with her.

Written by S.A. on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Compassionate, insightful, smart! My counselor has been a great guide in my journey back into therapy!

Written by V.I. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by E.V. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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

Written by K.O. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by V.I. on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by K.A. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

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!

Written by R.O. on Aug 12, 2021 after therapy with Clarene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thanks for the positive feedback and how I can better my well being.

Work with me!