Charlene Ray is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Langley, WA who sees clients both in-person and remotely. She has been specializing in grief and loss for over three decades. She also specializes in life transitions, including end-of-life issues, depression, mindfulness and spirituality, and anxiety disorders. She enjoys working with adults and teens. She also works with many people who identify as highly sensitive—who tend to be caregivers, who absorb the emotional state of others around them, and who can feel easily overwhelmed in the process. Charlene's practice is open and safe for clients of all genders, sexualities, racial, and cultural backgrounds.
When working with clients who are experiencing grief and loss, Charlene is a guide who sits with clients in their grief and allows them space to share their story and their feelings. She helps them acknowledge the presence of the loss and the feelings that come up. She frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and self-compassion practices to help individuals learn how to sit with their emotions and develop healthy coping strategies.
Charlene has worked with many adolescents and adults who are exploring their identity and/or are interested in transitioning. She works to empower LGBTQIA clients to navigate relationships and life transitions and to live an authentic life.
Charlene frequently utilizes both traditional psychotherapy and alternative methods including guided imagery, voice dialogue, mindfulness-based therapy, and nature-based soul work. She makes an effort to stay up-to-date with the latest therapeutic treatments to ensure she is providing her clients with top-notch care. She splits her time between WA and Ireland. In addition to offering talk therapy, Charlene offers personalized itineraries for those looking to explore Ireland and all it has to offer. She looks forward to meeting you either at her office or via video.
Loss and grief - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Mindfulness - Bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Highly sensitive individuals - Helping highly sensitive individuals understand their strengths and challenges to feel more connected and comfortable in their own skin
Charlene Ray is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
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Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2010 - Present
Interfaith Minister, 2014 - Present
Island County, Mental Health Supervisor, 2008 - 2018
One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, Ordained Minister, 2012 - 2014
Private Practice, Part Time, 1994 - 2010
University of Illinois, Chicago, BSW, MSW, 1985