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Lourna Charles, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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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.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD

License information

PA LCSW CW020300


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

Lourna is a fantastic therapist. She is, not only, an excellent listener, but provides concrete and applicable advice to help manage my depressive behaviours. She excels at aiding me in managing my anxiety, and actively reducing and minimizing my stress since beginning therapy with her. 10/10.

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with Lourna for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Lourna has been really instrumental in getting me out of a dark, "stuck" place and moving forward with hope. She gives me direct challenges to my flawed thinking, practical steps to take, and new approaches to try. Through therapy with Lourna I believe I can do much more than I previously believed.

Written on Mar 19, 2022 after therapy with Lourna for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

From our first meeting, I have been pleased so far...

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Lourna for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Lourna is amazing therapist. She breaks things down for you and makes you understand yourself in ways you couldn’t imagine. I’m so glad she is my therapist, she always made me feel at ease and always provided the best advice she could give!

Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Lourna for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Thanks for all your help, Lourna!

Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Lourna for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

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 on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Lourna for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties