Karlene Barnett, MS, LADC, LPC-A
Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor & Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Karlene is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with experience providing individual and group psychotherapy in early childhood, inpatient, and outpatient settings.
Karlene has helped adolescents and adults to work through and overcome challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief, traumas, and substance misuse. Karlene has also worked in collaboration with Court Officers in assessing clients for mental health disorders and identifying the right approach for treatment. Karlene utilizes a collaborative approach to help clients work towards their identified goals. She believes that her clients are the experts in their lives and, in turn, are the most important tool in their healing process. Karlene also believes that the client has the power to thicken their stories, therefore, she believes in the Narrative Theory, which helps the client to minimize their problems and rewrite their lives. In addition to using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Karlene also believes in spirituality which guides the client in their beliefs and walks them through stages that are important in their recovery. She offers to her clients an empathetic ear, a supportive environment, and the encouragement to realize their full potential.
Karlene graduated with her Masters from the University of Bridgeport and is also the recipient of a Doctorate in Theology. In her spare time, Karlene serves as the Senior Pastor for a growing ministry in Stratford and serves on the Board of Directors for an International Ministry in the Tri-state area. She is devoted to spending quality time with her husband and two children by traveling, going to the movies, and enjoying great seafood!
Karlene can be reached by email at: email@example.com Or by phone at 203-227-7644 ext 838