I believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy, but am an expert at strategizing and can come up with a custom plan to meet your needs while taking into consideration that you know what you need most. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I also specialize in working with couples, helping them find solutions to even the most difficult challenges. I have a history of helping others master the art of communication, resolve conflict, and solve problems quickly.
Adults of all ages have successfully worked with me to resolve issues of stress, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next while going through critical life changes and personal challenges.
I have many years of experience working with adolescents 12-19 and helping them work through phase of life issues including struggling with their identity, low motivation, peer pressure, insecurities, social anxiety, and low self-esteem.
My knowledge and training in both relationship and individual issues gives me a unique insight into how to help you create a healthy and balanced life. I am also certified in hypnotherapy, Prepare/Enrich Facilitation, and TF-CBT. I use an integrative and customized approach to therapy which may include Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solutions-Focused Therapy, Family Systemic and Humanistic and Experiential Therapy techniques.
Hypnosis Is A State Of
As a provider who is Certified in Clinical Hypnosis, this is offered as a specialized and focused intervention for individuals for whom traditional talk therapy or other techniques may be ineffective.
Hypnotherapy is an active approach to psychotherapy that seeks to help an individual outgrow learned limitations so that inner potentials can be utilized to reach therapeutic goals. This can be done with a variety of techniques and even without what many formally call “trance.” Trance itself is in no more than a state of inner absorption and focus, or awareness that is drawn inward to harness the power of their subconscious and inner mind. From this perspective, we all engage in trance on a daily basis automatically. For example, when we, without consciously thinking about it: apply the brakes after seeing a yellow light; cry upon seeing a fictional character in a movie acting out a tragic scene; tune in to the emotion of our favorite song, etc. we are engaging in what Erickson spoke of as “the common everyday trance.” Anyone can become focused and absorbed in reading a book, watching a movie, walking in nature, looking at a sunset, etc.
A new and exciting service is now being offered specifically for groups of friends who could benefit from therapeutic discussion to resolve conflict or who simply want a relationship “tune-up”. Let’s face it, we all go through series of life changes and when these changes are in opposition to the norm, we may struggle with maintain close friendships with one another. In these group sessions, you are encouraged to invite your friends in groups of 3-4 to join in to discuss relevant topics of either matters of conflict, or to develop relationship and communication skills.
Periodically, we will host groups for a variety of populations which include the following. As these services are scheduled, they will be available to register on the Events Page
- Parenting Groups Featuring the Say Yes to No Curriculum
- Teen Girls/Boys Groups featuring the Champions Program Curriculum
- Groups for Couples featuring the Prepare-Enrich Relationship Assessment
Coaching Services are available in the following categories:
- Financial Management and Debt Reduction
- Relationship Coaching
- Interpersonal Communication
- Parenting and Effective Discipline
- Organizing and Planning
In the iGetBetter Podcast, we discuss topics related to life, love, spiritual, mental, and emotional health and how we can ALL get better, together. The show is hosted by Charlene Rene and Phedra Smith, two friends and licensed therapists. We discuss personal life challenges and successes as well as community issues and work to raise awareness about mental health disorders and treatment options while also answering questions from listeners. New episodes are aired monthly.
Charlene is amazing and has changed my life in so many ways. She is a compassionate listener and always has a way of eloquently summing up my feelings so I can understand them from a different perspective. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who wants to practice self care and address their mental health and well being.
Incredible counseling services! Charlene is remarkable! Very satisfied.
Charlene, has been a very good listener and has brought to light many interesting and helpful points regarding our relationship dynamic and how we can better ourselves as individuals and as a couple. It has been great having a 3rd party listen and provide advice on what the next steps are to improve our relationship.
How Effective Is Hypnosis?
Types Of Therapy And Found:
38% Recovery after
72% Recovery after
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