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Charlene Esquilin Psychotherapy, LCSW

Charlene Esquilin believes change is easier when you feel heard, understood, validated, and empowered. She believes a trusting and honest relationship where you are the expert of your experience is important to the belief that you can achieve the goals you set. She uses strategies like CBT, DBT, and a strengths-based perspective to support individuals where they are.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
  • ADD/ADHD
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • New York
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Provider
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“I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families, including children and adults with disabilities, individuals who have open ACS cases, and those experiencing challenges connected to anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, addiction, or adjusting to different life situations.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of New York. I earned my master’s in social work from Hunter College in 2013. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families, including children and adults with disabilities, individuals who have open ACS cases, and those experiencing challenges connected to anxiety, depression, anger, relationship problems, addiction, or adjusting to different life situations. I also have experience working with parents in a group setting, providing them support as they improve their parenting skills. I have worked in a variety of settings, such as foster care agencies, schools, clinics, and religious organizations. During my time in this field, I have learned that providing a respectful, nonjudgmental environment is what contributes to a healthy therapist-client relationship, allowing the client to thrive and feel most empowered.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a therapist, I believe that continuing to expand my knowledge and understanding is very important to my ability to support individuals effectively. On an ongoing basis, I attend classes tailored to learning more about different therapy techniques that can help me further develop my skills and what I offer individuals.
“During my time in this field, I have learned that providing a respectful, nonjudgmental environment is what contributes to a healthy therapist-client relationship, allowing the client to thrive and feel most empowered.”
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