Wale Adegbenle


About Me

Welcome to Better Help! I want to commend you for taking this challenging step to create the change that you want. My name is Wale Adegbenle, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Health and Substance Abuse, from Stony Brook University School of Social Welfare in 2003. I am also a Certified Case Manager and trained as a geriatric case manager. I have worked with many individuals and families, who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, trauma/abuse, family problems, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting, and many more in different settings.

In a nutshell: I'm a Christian husband and father of 3 children, who love to serve and provide mental health services. My education and career have always focused on my passion for working with individuals and their families.

My counseling style is relationship-centered, compassionate, focused, and validating. I pride myself on being a patient mental health provider and a good listener that will meet you where you are and help you to set realistic and actionable goals for treatment. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Strengths-Based counseling techniques.

I am here to support and help you navigate through the things that you’ve indicated are difficult for you right now. My goal is to offer you a safe space to be open without fear of judgment while providing you the guidance, support, and counseling that you are seeking. I take my job seriously and honor the time you choose to share with me.

I look forward to connecting with you soon and navigating through this journey of support together.


  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #082417-01 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Wale Adegbenle. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by J.A. on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Wale for 4 months

Wale, has helped Levi, and is a great resource in assisting the family. We have seen rapid improvements in Levi’s attitude and coping mechanisms he is currently using to navigate his feelings. I and the family are extremely grateful for Wale’s help and value his support very much.

Written by J.O. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Wale for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Wale was a large part in helping me get away from my addiction. He was very easy to talk to and very supportive. We talked once a week for 4 weeks until my membership ran out. He was able to get me to excercise parts of my brain that were key in helping me stay away from alcohol. I really appreciate you Wale and wish you the best.

Written by F.E. on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Wale for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Wale has truly been a blessing during a difficult time. His authentic approach made my husband and I feel very comfortable immediately which was very important as we shared and explored extremely private aspects of our life with him. He has made it a priority to do weekly check-ins between sessions and has also been very accommodating with our schedules. Through our interacts it is quite evident that he truly values the work that he does!!

Written by S.T. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Wale for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

Wale is just brilliant. He can see to the heart of any issue and guide you towards clarity. He can help strategize to deal with anything. Would absolutely recommend him.

Written by A.L. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with Wale for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

Doc Wale has been very helpful because he’s been able to identify and process my personal issues and actually make concrete exercises that provide me with the tools I need on a daily basis to cope with my struggles such as anxiety and negative self talk.

Written by C.H. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Wale for 4 weeks on issues concerning anger management

He is very helpful and knowledgeable on what my concerns and needs are. He is always polite and on time with my sessions and has been a huge help with me finding the source of my issues.

Written by C.A. on Aug 13, 2021 after therapy with Wale for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Great listener, and makes me think versus spoon fed a answer, very objective and doesn't immediately stereotype my issues or thoughts or questions. Very patient.

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