Colleen Downes

LCSW

About Me

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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...
Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #R-039784-1 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Colleen Downes. 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 R.E. on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coaching

Colleen is a wonderful sounding board and generally a fantastic resource for navigating life's ups, down, and in between. *HIGHLY RECOMMEND *

Written by C.H. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

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!!

Written by F.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

Colleen is great! She is extremely nice, attentive and responds ASAP.

Written by G.A. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Colleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

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

Written by S.A. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

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.

Written by T.A. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and anger management

One of the best! very kind always patient.

Written by N.I. on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

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

Written by M.O. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

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

Written by A.R. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very supportive and listen carefully.

Written by D.O. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd

A++

Written by N.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

She has constantly reassured me that there is no judgement in anything I feel comfortable in voicing. I greatly appreciate that.

Written by V.A. on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Amazing, responsive, supportive, and patient.

Written by L.U. on Jun 30, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by N.I. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Colleen is extremely helpful, patient and attentive! I’ve enjoyed each session so far.

Written by L.A. on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion

I’m happy. I like knowing I have someone I can trust without judgement. She always responds in a timely manner.

Written by S.H. on Jan 26, 2020 after therapy with Colleen for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve had 3 sessions with Colleen and so far so good!

Written by K.A. on Dec 05, 2019 after therapy with Colleen for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

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.

Work with me!