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Constance Averill, LMSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression
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About me


If you are exploring Betterhelp, it is likely that you are wanting to make some changes in your life. Finding the right therapist to help you achieve your goals is important. I want to provide you with information about me that will help you decide if my experience and style is right for you.

I hold a Ph.D., in clinical social work and am dually licensed as both a clinical and macro social worker. I utilize a Strength Perspective (the things you are already good at) and multiple other theoretical perspectives to assist you in achieving your goals.

Healing is a process and requires commitment, compassion, and non-judgment. I am passionate about meeting individuals and couples where they are (which means simply working on the goals you choose) and advocating for my clients. My specialty is working with people experiencing depression, anxiety, stress and trauma (physical, sexual, emotional and medical).

Someone once asked me "How can you work with people in such pain and listen to all the horrible things people have endured". I responded by saying, "Oh, it's not like that! When I meet someone who is seeking counseling, I am meeting someone who has already decided they want a change in their life. I am meeting someone who is stronger than they realize and someone who is willing to share with me their journey of healing and growing. I love watching someone learn about their strengths and seeing them create a life they love and deserve". It's an honor.

Trauma (physical, sexual, emotional, medical)
Domestic Violence
Grief and Loss
Couple Counseling

Person Centered Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Rational Emotive Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Trauma Therapy
Strengths Perspective

Over 30

Professional experience

30yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MI LMSW 6801082009


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

I'm thankful Constance has been my therapist these past few months. She has given me the tools and support to make some difficult decisions, and then to follow through. I greatly value her insight, guidance , and continued support as I continue to "find myself" again.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Constance for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Constance is AMAZING. She has helped me so much! I am so thankful for her.

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Constance for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Constance has been instrumental to me in navigating difficult life situations. She is an excellent listener, kind and personable. She also can direct the conversation in the manner that can benefit the therapy process in an efficient manner. With myself, Constance developed a trusting relationship quickly with myself and help developed my coping skills and instill confidence.

Written on Jan 05, 2024 after therapy with Constance for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Constance is awesome. She has been extremely helpful in my journey of navigating difficult relationships. She listens and provides insightful feedback. I also appreciate having tasks to get done before our next session. It makes me feel like I am not only getting the benefit from the sessions, but also working on applying the techniques we discuss.

Written on Dec 14, 2023 after therapy with Constance for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Such a wonderful provider, I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Dec 03, 2023 after therapy with Constance for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Constance has helped me develop helpful new perspectives and habits with some things that I went through, her style has been patient and understanding, which has been good for my healing. She also relates personal stories that helped me to broaden my perspectives and I trust that she wants the best for me. She has helped me with making some big breakthroughs in my healing journey, and I can't thank her enough. So grateful to receive help and advice from her.

Written on Aug 06, 2023 after therapy with Constance for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd