Hello and thank you for taking steps to feel better.
My name is Subena Gustave. I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Texas. I am passionate about the mental health and well being of others and I have been working in the field for more than 15 years. I earned a Masters in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and then a Masters in Social Work from Touro College, both in New York City. Throughout the years I have worked with many different populations in various settings. I have worked with children and adults in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospital settings as well as community based programs. I currently work in private Texas. My consumers have presented with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, bi polar disorder and depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, and family related concerns.
What should you expect from me: I am a compassionate and empathetic listener. I will be honest and respectful in all my interactions. My approach is client centered and with the use of cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution focused brief therapies I aim assist you in achieving your goals. I believe my job as a therapist is not to give you the answers but to help you focus on your strengths and explore your options and find the best resolutions to your concerns and conflicts.
I know that speaking to a stranger about personal concerns is daunting, however taking that first step is a sign of strength. I applaud you for your courage and look forward to working along with you on this journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Communication Problems, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LCSW 55031
Subena is an expert in her field. She is patient, insightful and always validates me.
Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with Subena for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Subena has been my therapist for a bout a year . She listen and helps me to come up with ways to Handel my stress and addiction. Very
Positive experience with her my life has become much more manageable. Less judgemental and all-around better relationship ship with my family and friends now that I have her to help me understand life on life's terms. Handle my self not expecting other to be different or better or change the only person I can change is myself and with that my life is so much better than last year.
Written on Nov 15, 2021 after therapy with Subena for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management
Amazing listener, very understanding, made me feel comfortable right away.
Written on Jul 31, 2021 after therapy with Subena for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management
Amazing, I can talk to her about anything and she understands me better than any IRL therapist I ever met!
Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Subena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
She is soooo nice! She’s fast: as soon as we matched she sent me a message and started asking questions trying to understand me! I feel very heard with her! She’s very knowledgeable
Written on Mar 15, 2021 after therapy with Subena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd
I appreciate Subena's open communication and warmth. She helps me feel validated and understood while offering practical advice and suggestions.
Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Subena for 2 weeks