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BA, MSW, LCSW Lena Allen

Provides online counseling through BetterHelp

Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.

And recovery is possible.

Lena Allen is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.

More about me

Licensing: BA, MSW, LCSW
Years in Practice: 20
State: CA

I grew up in Southern California and received my BA from California State University, San Marcos in Sociology and Liberal Arts. I obtained my MSW from the University of Southern California in 2002 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008. I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of settings. My experience includes working with individuals, couples, and families. I have a strong foundation in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, and substance use disorders.

I have extensive training in trauma informed treatment, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, as well as Solution Focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Over my career, I have worked in adolescent and adult residential treatment centers, forensic settings, behavioral health and with legal and court settings.

I enjoy watching clients as they evolve through therapy as they begin to learn about themselves and begin to become more authentic and wholehearted.

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 $60 to $90 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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Lena is so easy to talk to and open up to, and she always makes me laugh. I actually look forward to my sessions, whereas only a few months ago the thought of seeing a therapist was far too daunting to even consider.

L.I.·Feb 17, 2021


Lena has been a great help and great person to talk to and work out my problems with. She was a great support when I was going through something really difficult. She was available through chat and gave me great advice and helped me work out my situation. I look forward to my sessions with her.

D.I.·Feb 15, 2021


Honestly,.. it took me years to find someone like Lena Allen .. she keeps it real.. she relates.. and she listens.

A.N.·Feb 12, 2021


She is a very good counsellor, even though I have had only one call with her. She really gave me great advice that I had never heard of. I highly recommend her, she is very nice and understanding. She is very patient as well

A.N.·Feb 11, 2021


Lena Allen offers counseling online via BetterHelp

  • Affordable: Pay a low flat fee for unlimited counseling.
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