Cleo Thompson

LICSW, LCSW

About Me

Hello and thank you for visiting my page.
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina. I have over fifteen years of experience working with preteens to seniors. My experiences have taught me the importance of being an active listener who is nonjudgmental and noncondemning. In my work it is important for me to inspire others.

My specialties include Ethnic discovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, and Executive Functioning skill development. Because every situation is different and flexibility is important I also use eclectic variations of meditation, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Strength-Based strategies. Since prayer has shown to relieve tension and provide focus, together we will consult about its use during the counseling sessions. My willingness to hear your words and heart will guide the depth of our discussions in the establishment of goals.

In much of the Bible, we learn about peace, joy and well being. Together we will pursue and practice skills to diminish or resolve issues that get in the way of obtaining your own level of well-being. I am inspired by Philemon 1:5-6, and the good things Christ has for you.

It would be my privilege to assist you in finding your place of peace, joy, and wellbeing.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Multicultural Concerns

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #117905 (Expires: 2023-07-24)

LCSW #C010870 (Expires: 2023-07-07)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cleo Thompson. 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 May 02, 2022 after therapy with Cleo for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Cleo. She is so warm and inviting, understanding and very connected. She knows how to balance my physical and my spirituality. Love her. I would love to keep her as a friend.

Written by T.A. on Mar 25, 2022 after therapy with Cleo for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and coaching

Always so consistently professional, making me feel comfortable to talk about anything in confidence. Her commitment to applying what new concepts she learns from her continuing education conferences to my case makes me feel that Cleo is not only well qualified to help me but truly CARES helping me. I am very grateful to have found her thru this platform.

Written by F.R. on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Cleo for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Cleo has been great at creating an environment that is free of judgement and supportive. She does a great job of suggesting ways I can improve myself and confront the issues I am working through in a positive manner.

Written by L.E. on Feb 15, 2022 after therapy with Cleo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Extremely helpful

Written by E.L. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Cleo for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cleo is a great therapist. I like how she asks during each session what I want to talk about so the discussion is always on my terms. When I tell her what I am struggling with, she helps me come up with a way of coping or dealing with the situation and even offers information from studies and mindfulness techniques like DBT. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. Cleo really listens to me and understands my feelings.

Written by T.I. on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Cleo for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cleo has been so instrumental in improving my mental health. We have practiced skills to help calm my body and mind when I am dealing with difficult situations. She hears and sees me. She is gentle when guiding me towards better ways to respond and is always respectful of me as well as neutral and respectful with those relationships I might be struggling with. Instead of focusing on their weaknesses, she validates my feelings and then changes our focus from negative responses to - how can I respond in a healthy way. I appreciate Cleo and will miss her when this therapist/client relationship ends.

Written by B.E. on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Cleo for 1 month

Cleo is absolutely wonderful. I look forward to every session. She is kind, connected, and deeply wise soul.

Written by P.A. on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Cleo for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I think that she is a very kind and funny counselor who puts your needs first and is always there to provide extra information on any problem you may be having

Written by J.U. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Cleo for 7 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cleo is the most responsive and respectful counselor I’ve had. She is truly experienced and amazing at what she does. I have had many counselors on this ap and she is the first to truly benefit my mental health. I give her the highest rating possible!

Written by K.A. on Dec 19, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

I like my sessions with Cleo. I feel that she understands my life and provides great feedback.

Written by S.A. on Dec 07, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 3 months

Cleo is amazing, she helped me with my personal issues and helped me process the world at large.

Written by J.O. on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Cleo is a great counselor! She's emphatic and caring and is a great listener. She's gives great advice and She's very insightful and give great advice on how to deal with my issues

Written by A.L. on Sep 07, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I have had a number of therapists in my life and no one has ever come close to Cleo. She is so relatable, helpful, compassionate and understanding. She makes me feel in control and gives me the tools I need to become the best version of myself. I would recommend her to anyone, she is absolutely phenomenal!

Written by K.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

Cleo is a really great, very honest counselor. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by O.L. on Jul 17, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Cleo and I didn’t meet for very long before I moved and had to seek another counselor but she’s wonderful at what she does. I would be happy to work with her again and I think that her calm and friendly disposition make her a great counselor for anyone who has had difficulties in counseling in the past.

Written by V.I. on Jul 07, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

THE BEST THERAPIST I HAVE EVER HAD!! She is honestly amazing, supportive, and calls me out when I need it. I love it! Very understanding, educated, and is very accessible to her clients.

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Cleo is very patient with me! Thank you.

Written by K.A. on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 10 months

Cleo is understanding and knowledgeable I look forward to her guidance.

Written by H.O. on May 23, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and compassion fatigue

Cleo is the best therapist I've had. She approaches all of our conversations with tremendous empathy, compassion, and active listening. She is especially sensitive to the unique experiences faced by women of color, immigrants, and multi-generational families – that was not easy for me to find in my previous experiences with therapy. We started out and have maintained video-only conversations, which I really appreciated as it helped build our relationship early on. I recommend Cleo wholeheartedly.

Written by I.V. on Apr 08, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Cleo is great!

Written by C.O. on Mar 13, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I was hesitant to speak to a counselor but Cleo quickly put me at ease. She is friendly and real and very easy to talk to. She had given me some clarity and very helpful advice.

Written by R.E. on Feb 04, 2020 after therapy with Cleo for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

When I can find the words to gush over Cleo's efficacy without taking up pages of space, I'll do it. She's more than with the space, but who wants to read all that? I've been a student of life / mind & heart science for about thirty years now on and off, and she's one of the best I've met.

Written by R.Y. on Nov 09, 2019 after therapy with Cleo for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Cleo is patient, asks just enough probing questions, and helps you to think beyond your immediate stressors. This is my first foray into counseling in my 30 years and she truly helped guide me through some difficult situations and ways to manage my anxiety. I’m appreciative of the work that I’ve been to do with Cleo’s support and coaching.

Written by J.A. on Aug 29, 2019 after therapy with Cleo for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Cleo was very caring I felt very confident in her advice. I would recommend her.

Written by N.H. on Jul 28, 2019 after therapy with Cleo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Love her. Really nice and sweet. The true MVP for real!

Written by D.I. on Jun 03, 2019 after therapy with Cleo for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She’s so sweet. Everything she says feels so sincere and you can tell she really wants to listen, and help.

Written by J.A. on Apr 12, 2019 after therapy with Cleo for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I've been with Mrs. Cleo for almost a year now and I remember coming to her as a bruised, battered down man with nothing in sight. Now that I've had the perfect counselor to push me and build me back up, I can see things a lot clearer. I look forward to what the next years have in store for us. Thank you Mrs. Cleo!

Written by C.H. on Mar 28, 2019 after therapy with Cleo for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

She is a good listener and response in time whenever I need her.

Written by G.I. on Oct 23, 2018 after therapy with Cleo for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties

She really great, she listens and doesn’t judge.

Written by J.A. on Oct 13, 2018 after therapy with Cleo for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

The goat.

Greatest of all time.

I have nothing but great things to say about her.

I feel comfortable, she's nice, and she understands everything!

I'm glad God led me to her.

Work with me!