Charlene B. Spears, LCSW-BACS, BCD


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

Born and raised in Lafayette and later Carencro, LA., I am a 20 year resident of a Cajun Culture-laden rural community, Arnaudville, LA. My dad used to say "You can't get more Coon-Ass than crossing an Arceneaux and a Billeaud." I am married to my wonderful husband of 38 years who is a retired family law attorney. We share the love of our 2 children each from our prior marriages and have 4 beautiful grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. We love to travel, particularly to places we can scuba dive. My husband is a scuba diving instructor and I am a scuba diving teaching assistant. When spending time at home, I can't wait for the next opportunity to spend time with our family, especially the great grandsons! They can make me smile and laugh from the depth of my soul. I love flower gardening and cooking wonderful Cajun dishes I learned from my grandmother and step-grandfather.

Education & Experience

MSW-Tulane University Graduate School of Social Work1983-1992 Clinical Social Work positions with adults and adolescents and families on In-Patient Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Treatment Services; Program Director and Clinical Services Director positions in Middle Mgmt and Administrtive position as Administrator for Adult and Adolescent Psychiatric Services in rural Hospital setting.1993-Present - Private Practice Currently working with adults.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

EMDR HAP-2012 - PresentEMDRIA-Regional Co-Coordinator for South LA EMDRIA RegionLA Assoc. of Clinical Social Workers-1988-PresentNASW-Member NASW-LAEMDR HAP Facilitator In Training

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Veterans/Military


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