Caren R. Avery, MS
Caren R. Avery is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor and certified Counselor Educator with over 25 years experience. She holds New York State certifications in both counseling and teaching.
Caren received a BME degree from Wheaton College, Il., and a MS in Counseling from Hofstra University, NY. In addition to her private practice, Caren has worked as a mental health counselor and adjunct professor in the Counseling Department, General Studies Department, and Human Services Department of SUNY OCC. Additionally, she has taught at SUNY Dutchess, SUNY Oswego, and Keuka College.
Her compassionate and caring demeanor, together with her analytical abilities to discern and problem solve, make her a highly competent mental health counselor in whom clients can trust and depend.
Avery Counseling was established in 1991, and is fully insured to practice mental health services in the private sector.
Assessing and Managing Depression and Suicidal Risk
New York State Mediation Training
Crisis Pregnancy Training
Caren has significant experience with diverse populations and dually diagnosed clients.
Clinical Diagnostic Assessments
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Substance Abuse Issues
Self injurious Behavior
Academic Career Concerns
Complicated Grief/Bereavement Issues
Life Transition Issues
Academic and Career Concerns
College Courses Taught
Clinical Interviewing and Counseling
Alcohol and Addiction and Family Systems
Introduction to Human Services
Group and Organizational Dynamics
Obsessive Compulsion Disorder
Suicide: Information and Prevention
Group Counseling Facilitated
Children of Divorce