Colleen Downes


About Me

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!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...
Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #R-039784-1 (Expires: 2022-09-01)


Written by P.O. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Colleen for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Working with Colleen has been great so far. I like her approach and how she gets you to see things from different perspectives. She is fair, a great listener and knows how to keep control of the conversation. She is no nonsense and I really like that about her.