Maurice Curlee

(M.Ed., MSW, LCSW-R)

About Me

I am a dedicated and culturally competent qualified Black American health professional, possessing extensive clinical experience in assessment, diagnoses and treatment of addictions and mental health as a mental health counselor and clinical social worker combined with clinical supervisory experience, possessing exceptional interpersonal communication skills. Skilled in: Aggression Replacement Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Organization Diversity Training.
I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I attended Cleveland State University where I received a Master’s degree in Community Agency Counseling and a Master of Social Work degree. I am currently licensed by the State of New York as a Clinical Social Worker with Psychotherapy Privileges.
I have been perfecting my clinical skills for more than 30 years. I believe that I have become a better therapist and person because of my clients that I have been honored to work with. I enjoy providing individual psychotherapy, couples work, addiction treatment (Medication Assisted Treatment), treating individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, grief and loss, shame and guilt, forensic therapy for sex offenders, and sexual abuse survivors.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 34

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #080400-1 (Expires: 2021-10-31)


Reviews

Written by B.R. on May 04, 2021 after counseling with Maurice for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I feel like I am being listened to without being cuddled. Maurice is very matter of fact which is refreshing

Written by B.E. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Maurice for 4 months on issues concerning compassion fatigue

Maurice is open to hearing about different culture, and is very understanding. He uses his unique standpoint to help offer perspective in situations that helps de-bunk some negative thoughts, and offers support in providing worksheets that are beneficial in growing as a person, and learning more about myself.

Written by Y.R. on May 01, 2021 after counseling with Maurice for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Extremely intuitive and attentive.

Written by A.R. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Maurice for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Maurice is a great listener, easily relatable, and feedback in simple terms.

Written by T.I. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

When I talk to Maurice, I feel like talking to a friend who doesn't judge me but isn't afraid to confront me with his honest opinion either. He really tries to understand me and our sessions are more a discussion and exchange than me just telling my story. With his large experience and expertise I feel safe confiding in him and no matter how stressed and anxious my week can get, talking to Maurice calms me down an makes everything a little more clear!

Written by T.A. on Feb 08, 2021 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

Maurice immediately made me feel welcomed and comfortable from the start.
Having this be my first time trying therapy this was something very important to me.
Maurice always knows how to turn around a negative mindset, and has helped me in so many ways over our time together.

Written by L.E. on Dec 24, 2020 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and anger management

So far so good. Very attentive and supportive. My first male therapist is Maurice and it's been incredible thusfar.

Written by T.A. on Dec 22, 2020 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

I feel really at ease and listened to when I speak to Maurice. He helps me see things differently and it has helped me to work on myself. I strongly recommend his services.

Written by M.A. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Exactly what I needed

Written by D.E. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Maurice has a kind approach. He uses personal experience to help me relate to his guidance. He is a delight to talk to.

Written by M.A. on Nov 04, 2020 after counseling with Maurice for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

Maurice is insightful and a great listener and counselor