Charles McBride (he/him)

LPC

About me

I am a professional counselor, licensed in both Wyoming and Oregon, with over 15 years of experience. I have worked as both a residential substance abuse treatment counselor and as a outpatient mental health counselor with an employee and family assistance program. I have worked with clients with a broad range of issues including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship concerns and sexuality. I have also worked with first responders who have experienced trauma.

My counseling style is warm and supportive, with a little bit of humor thrown into the mix. All clients will be treated with respect and compassion, regardless of where they are on their life's journey. I strongly believe that the client is the only expert of his/her/their life and it is my job to help each one reach their full potential. We enter counseling to change something in our lives; whatever we are currently doing isn't working. But we must change how we think in order for our new behaviors to have lasting change.

To this end, my approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational-emotive, dialectical-behavioral and client-centered counseling. Just as each client is unique, each treatment plan must be as well. We will work together to create a plan that meets your specific needs. I look forward to our first session!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OR LPC C5576


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Charles McBride (he/him). We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Dec 23, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

My experience with Charles has been completely life-changing in the absolute greatest way possible. For the first time in my adult life, I feel confident in myself, and have control over my present and future. Extreme trauma, and severe anxiety and depression as a result of it, led me to getting a therapist for the first time in my life. Charles has helped me overcome life's toughest obstacles. He has amazing perspective, a great sense of humor, and is genuinely attentive and caring. He has a wonderful sense of humor as well. If you're looking to regain control of your life, Charles is the absolute best at helping you get there.

Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Took the time to listen

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Charles is intelligent and caring. Also knowledgeable. And patient. He is supportive and protective. He has been my therapist for 7 months and is always there for me.

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Charles is one of the best counselors i’ve had the time to learn from! I strongly recommend Charles to anyone out there

Written on Aug 27, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

my session with Charles was very good. He did a very good job of letting me express my feelings very openly.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Would be nice if the therapist would be available most of the time even when we don’t video or voice call but texting.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Charles is intelligent, patient, thoughtful, and empathetic. Can't recommend the experience enough.

Written on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I really appreciate him he really listens and gives me good feedback and suggestions

Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

An excellent listener, a self aware and caring man

Written on Apr 02, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Charles is a compassionate and educated therapist. I have improved my situation a great deal wince meeting him.

Written on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

He listens and understands my reasons for seeking help. I really like him and look forward to my sessions.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Charles is a lifesaver & a
Future Changer!

Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Charles provides excellent insights and a supportive therapy environment. He is also highly responsive and dedicated.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charles has been really helpful for me to sort through some issues I've been dealing with. Thanks, Charles!!

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 1 month

Better Help is my first experience with therapy. I was fortunate to be matched with a wonderful therapist (Charles McBride), who is the perfect fit for me at this stage in my journey. I have weekly conversations with Charles. He is able to make therapy feel natural and has provided a light through a dark phase. He is very easy to talk to, with a winning combination of humor and empathy. I know his advice will continue to bring value to my life as I move forward.

The Better Help platform exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend it for anyone searching for a mental health community and safe space.

Written on Sep 10, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Charles is great. Listens carefully and without judgement.

Written on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Charles is a righteous wise man it's an honor to have him as a brother as a friend as a loving person that understands and listens to you and give honest advice,thank you mr McBride for everything.

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Charles has a way of making the world feel a little lighter after each session. I appreciate that he allows you to be a person first, and helps you remember to be a person first instead of all the things you think that you should or need to be.

Written on Apr 15, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

I’ve never had counseling before so this is my first experience and it’s just really nice to talk to Charles, someone who is a good listener and doesn’t judge you for how you’re feeling. I feel like his jokes brighten up my mood and he gives me the advice that I need to hear, not what I want to hear. He understands that progress is within my own actions and is patient if I don’t meet my goals.

Written on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

My experience with Charles McBride can only be described as absolutely positive and nurturing. I met with different therapists over the years, but Charles is the one who has made an impression. He is a true professional who doesn’t simply listen but also makes you feel heard. He is very attentive to my needs while maintaining healthy boundaries and his observations and recommendations are easy to understand. He handles appointment times wonderfully. I always feel safe talking to him and I never regretted one single therapy session with him. I think he recognizes that his clients are the ones who need do the work to solve their own issues and his approach is to provide the tools and the confidence to start making those changes.
I would definitely recommend Charles McBride to anyone who wanted to start their therapy journey with a trustworthy, amicable and solid professional.

Written on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

He's great, very great listener. I just need to be more open and take this more seriously. It's been my first time talking to a therapist

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Very helpful and real.

Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and bipolar disorder

Charles is easy to talk to and offers useful suggestions.

Written on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Charles has the ability to see through my biases and slow down my thinking process so that I can focus on what's important and what's immediate. He has a warm personality and has vast experience dealing with the situation I find myself in. He gives me great insights on other people's perspective and shows genuine concern for my well-being. I was glad I changed counselor and picked him.

Written on Dec 05, 2020 after therapy with Charles for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Charles has been a great resource for me the last couple months. I appreciate his sense of humor and tough love when it’s needed. He is very understanding and opens my perspective during our sessions.

Written on Oct 09, 2020 after therapy with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charles is very knowledgeable and exceptional at his job. He's an excellent communicator, great listener and very easy to talk too. Plus, he's an all around great guy and has a good energy about him. Our sessions have been extremely beneficial and uplifting. I feel blessed to have him as my counselor and to be on this journey to improve my mental health and happiness.

Written on Sep 09, 2020 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Early days yet, but so far Charles has been an exemplary therapist. Thoughtful, insightful, calm, funny and direct. Highly recommended.

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