Lourna Charles

(LCSW)

About Me

My name is Lourna Charles. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania. I have over 11 years of experience in the mental health field. I have worked with individuals, couples and families seeking counseling for various challenges. I appreciate the courage you displayed in seeking professional help. Many have endured these challenges in silence. This journey ahead may be challenging. It is my hope that I can assist you with finding peace, strength, and to develop appropriate strategies to cope and overcome life’s challenges. Through your therapeutic journey, I hope to empower and motivate you to make the necessary changes that would promote personal growth. This may involve discovering a different path, building skills to manage obstacles or working to eliminate obstacles altogether. My role also consists of helping you find courage, inspiration, and simply being present with you as you face and navigate through life’s challenging moments.
My style of therapy involves providing a welcoming, warm, and encouraging environment. The two theoretical approaches that influence my style of therapy are Cognitive and Humanistic perspectives. I believe that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. My approach to therapy is to meet people where they are. As your therapist, I would guide you in navigating your challenges and provide the appropriate support to help you reach your goals.
Sharing personal problems with a stranger can be difficult. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and empathetic environment for you to discuss sensitive issues with assurance of confidentiality and emotional support. I believe that each significant event in one’s life impacts them in a unique way which creates resiliency. I hope to create a therapeutic setting where you feel safe to be open and honest with yourself about what you need and desire out of life. I am excited about the opportunity to assist you in identifying your strengths and natural supports to improve your overall happiness.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW020300 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Thanks for all your help, Lourna!

Written by A.A. on Jun 13, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lourna is a fantastic listener. She actively helps me manage my depressive and anxiety symptoms with helpful, personalized, coping techniques.

Written by R.I. on Jun 10, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lourna was a great help with helping me find ways to navigate through and handle my negative thought considering work and my personal life.

She is a great listener, very friendly and helps you to reflect on your self and why you are at that point, how you got there, and then she will help you get passed that point. Even though she will guide you towards finding your own way, she will also make sure you do the work.

I would highly recommend here, especially if you are the type of person who want's to get through a situation, but you don't quite know how to get there on your own. She will help you find the light in the darkness, so you can then find your own way again.

Written by J.E. on May 27, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Lourna was incredibly helpful in guiding me out of the dark place I had found myself in. I appreciate her encouragement and her support throughout our time together, and I feel better equipped to handle everything that comes my way :)

Written by C.H. on May 20, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lourna was absolutely wonderful. I am new to therapy and she was my second therapist after a short time. The transition was seamless and I grew to be excited to speak with her every week! Thank you BetterHelp for bringing her to this platform!

Written by T.I. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Lourna is just fantastic. She guided me out of a black hole and got me to the sunshine again.

Written by A.D. on Feb 07, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Lourna is very warm and a great listener. She helped me set a goal and is working with me on tactics to achieve that goal. I really feel like she cares about my progress.

Written by R.A. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

She is great listener but keeps me focused on what I need to work on.

Written by S.U. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Lourna is amazing...a great listener!

Written by D.A. on Jan 15, 2021 after counseling with Lourna for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

I have been going through a lot in a small amount of time. 5 deaths in a month. My husband was arrested. And my son has to be 302. And she has been so helpful and supportive. I would recommend her to anyone in need of extra support.

Written by M.I. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

She is a very good listener

Written by E.L. on Oct 25, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lourna is incredibly kind, compassionate and supportive. In a matter of just a few short weeks she’s helping me learn how to cope and manage the severe anxiety I’ve suffered from since the beginning of the Covid pandemic. I’m already feeling a whole lot better thanks to Lourna.

Written by M.A. on Oct 03, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I had a wonderful experience with Lourna. She is very patient and understanding and has helped me cope with my anxious thoughts in practical ways that I can apply to my daily life. I came to her feeling very unsure of myself with regard to my anxiety and in other ways, and now I'm confident in so many aspects of my life.

Written by E.M. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I really like her. She really is about progress, and she is helping me reach the goals we set.

Written by K.E. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lourna has been a blessing and I am beyond grateful for her intuitive input and ability to discern what I really need to discuss and address. She is always willing and able to truly listen to what I have to say and I never feel judged by her feedback. Her experience and expertise allows me to feel like I'm making progress.

Written by P.A. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lourna is so kind and patient, I feel comfortable talking to her without any concern of judgement.

Written by A.N. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Lourna for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Very helpful with my mental help issues.