I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. I am a licensed in New York. I have worked with individuals, couples and families from a various backgrounds and life situations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as coping with chronic medical illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and cancer. I have also worked with clients with adoption issues, depression, anxiety, career challenges, and ADHD. My career history has allowed me to work in areas of mental health, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, caregiving, foster care, and adoption
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, being nonjudgmental. My approach combines psychodynamic and cognitive –behavioral counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
My goal is to support and empower you to address life issues and to help you learn effective coping strategies.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Multicultural Concerns , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
LCSW #R-039784-1 (Expires: 2022-09-01)
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Colleen is a wonderful sounding board and generally a fantastic resource for navigating life's ups, down, and in between. *HIGHLY RECOMMEND *
Colleen is very professional and knowledgeable on how to deal with mental health issues. She offers clear and concise advise and provides different tools to help you cope with your situation. I am blessed to have her as my therapist!!
Colleen is great! She is extremely nice, attentive and responds ASAP.
I have no issues with Colleen. She is very helpful and informative. She lets me work things out in my pace. Mostly I wish I had more time to go deeper
Where can I start Ms Downes cam In my life at a time I was in a dark place she really helped me get back to a place where my life is back on track and I’m thriving I honestly don’t know where my life would be without her she is perfect I couldn’t be happier with my progress.
One of the best! very kind always patient.
Colleen is an amazing listener. She helped me to remember myself… both the self I was and the self I want to be! She is a wonderful therapist
I believe its been a year or a lil more but I bave been working together to help better handle what's going on with me and I feel she's been a great help
She is very supportive and listen carefully.
She has constantly reassured me that there is no judgement in anything I feel comfortable in voicing. I greatly appreciate that.
Amazing, responsive, supportive, and patient.
Even in two sessions Colleen has made realize a lot things in my life that desperately needed acknowledgement. She’s is kind, relatable and understanding. She’s amazing at what she does and I look forward to continuing working with her.
Colleen is extremely helpful, patient and attentive! I’ve enjoyed each session so far.
I’m happy. I like knowing I have someone I can trust without judgement. She always responds in a timely manner.
I’ve had 3 sessions with Colleen and so far so good!
Colleen has been very helpful for me in a traditional time in my life. She listens as I unpack what I’m going through and she pauses to questions that guide me deeper, and offers at least one strong takeaway for me with each session. Her feedback has been very grounding. I’m grateful.