Subena Gustave

(LCSW, LMSW, MA)

About Me

My name is Subena Gustave. I am an Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Texas. I am passionate about the mental health and well being and I have been working in the field for more than 15 years. I earned a Masters in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and then a Masters in Social Work from Touro College, both in New York City. Throughout the years I have worked with many different populations in various settings. I have worked with children and adults in inpatient, outpatient and partial hospital settings as well as community based programs. I currently work in private Texas. My consumers have presented with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, bi polar disorder and depression, schizophrenia, ADHD, and family related concerns. I have worked with children from ages 5-17 and engaged children in individual sessions as well as group and family sessions in order to achieve best possible outcomes.

What should you expect from me: I am a compassionate and empathetic listener. I will be honest and respectful in all my interactions. My approach is client centered and with the use of cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing and solution focused brief therapies I aim assist you in achieving your goals. I believe my job as a therapist is not to give you answers but to help you focus on your strengths and explore your options and find the best resolutions to your concerns and conflicts.

As a parent, I know that allowing to a stranger into your family's life is difficult, however as a parent I also know that sometime we are too close to the issue to address it the way we should. I applaud you for your courage in seeking help for our child and look forward to working along with your loved one on this journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #55031 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by L.A. on May 11, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Amazing, I can talk to her about anything and she understands me better than any IRL therapist I ever met!

Written by R.O. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 2 weeks

Subena has been great to work with. She’s quick to respond, has provided resources, and is very patient. My son has had a few sessions with her and he always seems like a weight is lifted after a session with her.

Written by C.L. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Since I have started with Subena I have been able to live life on life's terms let go of personal issues they I can not control. Appercite the things I do have and the ability to not only see black or white
In life but the grey areas that come along with other people places and things. ALso have been living sober for 5 months. With her guiding me and helping me with my 4th amd 5th steps in A.A
I am not sure I would have only been able to say sober with just A.A
Which is great but some of the trama from my past is more then I want to talk to anyone else about. I trust her and feel safe about opening up to about the things I am ashamed guilty and sad about.

Written by C.O. on Mar 22, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She’s very nice

Written by B.R. on Mar 15, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is soooo nice! She’s fast: as soon as we matched she sent me a message and started asking questions trying to understand me! I feel very heard with her! She’s very knowledgeable

Written by S.A. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 2 weeks

I appreciate Subena's open communication and warmth. She helps me feel validated and understood while offering practical advice and suggestions.

Written by K.I. on Feb 11, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Subena is a deep listener and very observant. It is evident that she truly cares about her clients and believes in our abilities to grow and change. She creates a healthy and safe environment that always leaves me feeling better than I did before our session.

Written by J.A. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Subena for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, grief, and career difficulties

Kind, caring, and articulate, Subena is truly a professional I feel I can trust with my most difficult issues. Her helpful advice is a breath of fresh air. She lifted a huge burden off my shoulders a d made me able to leave my anxiety and stress to the wayside

Written by M.O. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Subena for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

She is awesome attentive and helpful. I love that she sent me a worksheet on tips to manage my anxiety! Thank you!