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Dorothy Charest, LMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Anger management Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor through the Virginia Board of Counseling and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the Florida Department of Health. I have over 18 years experience working with individuals affected by a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance abuse. I am also a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor through the Virginia Board of Counseling and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the Virginia Certification Board. Additionally, I am Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider through the Virginia Board of Psychology and have provided treatment for individuals with sexually compulsive behaviors for over 11 years.

I graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia in 2003 and continue to remain current in the field though professional training and workshops and have achieved certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.

I utilize various treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral, schema therapy, humanistic, and solution-focused brief therapy and believe that treatment should be tailored to the individual client in a non-judgmental and safe environment.

Treatment can be both challenging and rewarding and I commend you for taking that first step and entrusting me to take that journey with you.

Specialties:
Mood disorders
Anxiety
Substance use disorders
Trauma
Anger management
Sexually compulsive disorders



Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse

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

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

FL LMHC MH17918

VA LPC 0701004762

Reviews

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

Dorothy is the absolute best. She’s helped me turn my life around and continues to help guide me to be the best version of myself possible.

Written on Jan 07, 2024 after therapy with Dorothy for 4 years and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coaching

I love her. She helped me and still does. She has changed my life. I’m so much better. She is kind. Knowlagable and so helpful. Not just on the phone. I text her and she answered. She is wonderful for me. And I need her still. She showed me much I could not see. And I suffered till I met her and we dug for the root. She was so sweet and wonderful to me. Above and beyond the call of duty. Diligent. And caring. She understands everything!!

Written on Dec 31, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 years and 8 months

Dorothy is the best! She always responds quickly and gives good advice. 10/10 recommend :)

Written on Nov 22, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Still appreciating the help from Dorothy!

Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She makes you feel right at home, chatting on phone, wants you to thrive ,exceptionally knowledgeable and right there when you need her, truly comforting support is a message away.

Written on Feb 26, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Please disregard my option regarding her response time, I mis-clicked it-she has been nothing but fast in her responses. 10/10.

Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Dorothy for 3 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, and self esteem