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Colleen Downes

LCSW Colleen Downes

Online counseling

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Colleen Downes is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: LCSW
Years in Practice: 30

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of experience. I am a licensed in New York. I have worked with individuals, couples and families from a various backgrounds and life situations. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns such as coping with chronic medical illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, lupus, and cancer. I have also worked with clients with adoption issues, depression, anxiety, career challenges, and ADHD. My career history has allowed me to work in areas of mental health, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, caregiving, foster care, and adoption

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion, being nonjudgmental. My approach combines psychodynamic and cognitive –behavioral counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

My goal is to support and empower you to address life issues and to help you learn effective coping strategies.

I look forward to working with you!

About online counseling

Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.

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Stress Anxiety Grief Parenting issues Self esteem Career difficulties Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Intimacy-related issues Anger management Bipolar disorder Depression Coping with life changes Coaching Compassion fatigue ADHD
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I’m happy. I like knowing I have someone I can trust without judgement. She always responds in a timely manner.

L.A.·Mar 19, 2020


I feel that Colleen Downes has helped me work on all my issues it's been so many years since I felt free to both get help and feel that it will be helpful. She makes me feel more relaxed about facing my fears.

M.O.·Mar 12, 2020


I’ve had 3 sessions with Colleen and so far so good!

S.H.·Jan 26, 2020


Colleen is supportive and kind. She listens and always gives me good advice and is never biased.

V.A.·Jan 08, 2020


Colleen has been very helpful for me in a traditional time in my life. She listens as I unpack what I’m going through and she pauses to questions that guide me deeper, and offers at least one strong takeaway for me with each session. Her feedback has been very grounding. I’m grateful.

K.A.·Dec 05, 2019


Colleen Downes offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
  • Convenient: Do it at your own time and at your own pace. Communicate as often as you want and whenever you feel it's needed.
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