Hello, I'm Charlene Terry, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Southern California, providing statewide telehealth services. I specialize in helping adults dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, and self-esteem issues. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy, I've seen significant improvements in my clients' healing and well-being.
My therapeutic approach varies according to each client’s needs. I utilize a holistic and integrated method that emphasizes synergy of mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy, to establish a shared understanding of the client's reality and collaboratively chart a path forward.
I specialize in supporting high-functioning professionals coping with life transitions, work stress, and social pressures. These challenges often lead to anxiety, burnout, depression, and chronic pain, stemming from prolonged stress that can disrupt the nervous system. My focus is on guiding clients through these challenges and fostering the skills needed to boost self-esteem and foster a positive outlook on life.
My communication style
My communication style is calm but firm when needed. It is my priority to ensure that my clients feel safe, secure, and comfortable enough to discuss anything with me. I take pride in my ability to listen without passing judgment.
My journey to mental healthcare
My journey to becoming a therapist began at a young age, driven by my intuitive empathy and dedication to enhancing my grasp of the human experience. Whether among peers, friends, or family, I have naturally been sought out for guidance and support. Enduring numerous transitions in my life has taught me resilience and emphasized the significance of mental health and well-being.
My goals for you
My approach to goal setting is about working together, at your pace, to define what you want to accomplish in our time together. This often starts by building trust between us and getting comfortable with what it means to be in therapy. Over time, we’ll work to set goals and track your progress.
My first session with you
In our first session, we'll primarily focus on discussing your recent emotions, while I ask questions to grasp the underlying causes. This initial meeting is about establishing a connection and gaining insights to determine the next steps. I believe in understanding each individual's uniqueness before deciding on the best course of action going forward.