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.