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Charlene Thepsimuong, LCSW


Executive Director

Charlene has been with Mainstream for two and a half years, where she started out as the Clinical Director. Since then, she has worked to build new programs with Mainstream including Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services, a day program for adults with mental illness. In December of 2019, Charlene helped to open two new programs: Crisis Stabilization and Outpatient Psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Charlene has more than 10 years of work experience in the field of mental health. She has worked with individuals having intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, trauma, and serious mental illness. She has become a trauma informed trainer, provided counseling services and play techniques to youth, and has been a social worker at a psychiatric hospital in Catawba. Charlene recently became trained in EMDR, which will be a new modality used for outpatient counseling. Charlene’s passion is to bridge the gaps in needs for individuals, collaborate with well-minded providers, and provide quality services to those in need. Charlene appreciates diversity in others and believes that each step taken to affect change can make that much more of a difference for tomorrow.

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