Charlene Drake, MSW, LCSW

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Sometimes therapists are called the "wounded healers" because from their own life experiences they have decided to help people. I am proud to be one of those therapists. I have had a wealth of life experiences and losses and can truly empathize with my clients. I have experience in many areas of Social Work; including housing homeless people, coordinating adoptions, and advocating for pre-adjudicated youth. As a Clinical Therapist, I have worked in Home Based Therapy, Outpatient Mental Health, Residential, and Addiction. I firmly believe that these varied populations and organizations have enriched my integrative approach to therapy. I believe in a Holistic Approach that incorporates Mind, Body, and, Spirit. In my office, my clients are free to be who they are and spiritually connect with whomever they chose. I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trained Therapist and utilize this approach, in conjunction with other practices, as often as possible. I am completing my application to be certified now. Above all, I want my clients to feel at ease with me and part of a partnership, working toward their ultimate goal(s). I believe humor and laughter can be invaluable in healing and it is often heard coming from my office…

Education & Experience

BA in English, Creative Writing MSW, LCSW Certified EMDR Therapist Level I EMDR Child Specialist

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealth