Charles Mendler

(LMHC)

About Me

"Sometimes the weight is too much, and it keeps on pushing you down, but you keep yourself up. You keep yourself off the ground. The weight has made you strong, and you are far from weak. Now it's time to use your strength towards a goal that you seek. Don't be mad at the world because of what you have been through. This life belongs to you, so now what are you going to do? It is time to get up and get out. It is time to make a change. You have been stuck here so long that a change feels strange, but inside your mind it is time to rearrange."

Hello, and thanks for reading my therapeutic profile. I have been a mental health counselor for 17 years, and I am very passionate about what I do. I am a firm believer that we must do our best to address the needs of our Soul, Body, and Mind, and when one feels one area is suffering, it is really a reflection of how all three may be.

I use various techniques within the way I provide counseling, but with someone who has the ability and know-how to seek therapy this way, it is safe to say that we will be operating on a more cognitive level. Let's work to challenge the negative distortions that are stopping you from feeling good about yourself. Let's challenge the memories associated with others telling you what you can or can't do. Let's embrace what is in your control and do our best to at least take a small step in a new direction without worrying about any type of correction from others. Let me know if I can be of assistance to you.

As I stated earlier, my style varies based on what your needs are, and I will do the best I can to make sure you are aware of your personal strengths that can assist you with making positive changes in your life.

Feel free to check out my website before you reach out to me. Progressivebeat.org


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Read more...
Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LMHC #MH9593 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by L.O. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I particularly like the fact that he doesn't project or tell me how l should feel or make me feel like my feelings are not valid. He listens more and proposes several options for managing my symptoms.

Written by V.I. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Strong supporter, divine listener and I love the perspectives he uses. For sure a great life coach. I’m inspired.

Written by K.A. on Jun 10, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’ve been just recently started therapy with Charles, but feel I’m already feeling better. I feel in a few months and more sessions I’ll have solved and learned how to deal with the issues I have.

Written by A.N. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

So far I’ve really liked doing counseling this way. I’ve done it both the traditional way and now tried this. Makes counseling more accessible with a busy family life.

Written by G.A. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 3 years and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

On top of being very professional and tact, Charles is a very down to earth person who makes himself very approachable and relatable. He is very good at reinforcing new, good habits and helping you celebrate small wins to make progress towards your ultimate growth and life goals. 10/10

Written by W.A. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks

Still new at this, but AWESOME experience so far. Love the positive feedback & suggestions.

Written by M.A. on May 26, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

Understanding, smart, and helpful. Best decision I’ve made this year!

Written by J.E. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Charles is a really awesome therapist I feel like he really does understand where I am coming from we have only been working together in therapy for a few weeks but I’m excited to see what the future holds. I am very grateful for this.

Written by A.N. on May 09, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Charles is one of the best counselors I have ever had. He’s one of the few people that can listen to me and understand what I’m trying to say. He’s helped me when i needed a neutral third party to help guide me into being in a better place. He is one of the best and I would strongly recommend him.

Written by R.O. on May 06, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Love working with Charles, not only is he approachable but effective. Had no idea what to expect coming into counseling, but to be honest I wasn’t Expecting all these positive results.

Written by D.O. on Feb 17, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Charles was a phenomenal counselor and I appreciate all that he has done for me. He taught me alot and helped me learn more about myself. Thank you Charles!

Written by P.U. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very attentive, kind and hip! I have only done 5 session but I’ve taken something away to re-think and evaluate (and forget) about by the end of a session.

Written by D.A. on Nov 05, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

He has truly been helping me with things I’ve been holding onto while providing plenty of advice on how to move forward and got me thinking about so much. I have tried other counselors on here and I wouldn’t trade him at all.

Written by C.H. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charles is a phenomenal counselor. I am so glad I have him!

Written by P.H. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

Charles is a very valuable part of my team of people I have to help me through life. He really helps me find the answers (and I’m always the guy with the answers) when I’m at a loss. By providing helpful new perspectives and always remindIng me of what’s most important. I would really hate to try to accomplish everything I am without the support of someone like Charles.

Written by D.I. on Oct 09, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

For a few months Charles has been helping me with anxiety. He actually listens to everything I say, seems to genuinely care, and I always feel more at ease after our sessions. He has given me multiple ways to cope with certain situations, and he has taught me the difference between facts and anxious thoughts. Charles is extremely easy to talk to and he knows when to be serious and when to add just the right amount of humor. I highly recommend Charles Mendler.

Written by J.O. on Oct 01, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charles has helped me immensely since starting counseling. I have seen my life improve in all aspects as he has helped me through the issues that I have communicating with my love ones.

Written by D.E. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Charles has a very good take on those situations which commonly frustrate us. His sessions are packed with clever insight, because he is truly paying attention and responding in constructive ways. I really like his approach to therapy.

Written by J.E. on Sep 21, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Charles is a great listener. He made me feel like I was talking to a long time friend and not a counselor. I felt comfortable opening up to him. His feedback helped me to gain perspective on my issue.

Written by J.O. on Aug 28, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Chuck is a real down to earth guy that can relate to my issues. He has be a tremendous help.

Written by I.S. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Charles is an awesome counselor. He makes the hard topics easy to talk about and helps me understand why I feel the way that I do... In the midst of a storm it's very helpful to have the guidance of someone who has a clear unobstructed view of what's going on so I can make the best choices for myself. Charles guidance makes it possible for me to begin doing this...I'm tremendously grateful for his help.

Written by C.A. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have been so very pleased with Charles. He does not push me to respond right away, which I need with my busy schedule. He has offered me insights on my issues that click and make me view things in a better way.

Written by M.A. on Jun 22, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I appreciate how Charles takes time to address the different topics and thoughts I’ve shared with him to help me feel more at ease about my situations. This also helps bring clarity and perspective to the issues I encounter on any given day.

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2019 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Charles has been a great help to have an outside party to speak with. His advice is logical and he listens to understand your problem. Charles has made me change my viewpoint about getting outside help. Before him I was skeptical, but he has made me see a whole different side.

Written by K.R. on Nov 07, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Charles has been an invaluable part of creating my new self. As a survivor of lifelong narcissistic abuse, I had grown accustomed to being unheard, invalidated and blamed.

Charles listened to me on my own terms by typing all of my sessions (which I preferred) and went over the key traumas of my life with me. He has not only been constant in his contact, he more often than not initiated it to check in on how I was if I had been quiet for a time.

Charles never at any point rushed me away from a pain I was feeling toward a "let it go/get over it" approach. He has stayed with me and my issues for as long as I needed to grow. He has never at any point said I should move on/I was obsessed/I was fixating. However long I needed, however many times I needed to repeat a problem is precisely what Charles allowed me.

He is an attentive, proactive, affirming and comforting professional who embodies all I had hoped therapy could provide. His words have empowered me and helped lay to rest decades of suffering.

Written by C.A. on Aug 31, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Wonderful counselor! He has the perfect balance of being a great listener while also giving feedback and suggestions when applicable. Very thorough, friendly, understanding, and helpful! I'm so happy to have a counselor like him!

Written by P.A. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

I’ve only been working with Charles for a few weeks, however he’s been extremely helpful and supportive of making the right decisions on what’s best for my healing. He keeps it real and doesn’t sugar coat! If I’m wrong he’ll let me know, but also guide me on ways on becoming a better human being. Extremely thankful for his knowledge and patience! Therapy has really done a number on me in helping me!

Written by Y.O. on Aug 23, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Charles has been an excellent counselor and overall supportive friend on my journey to overcoming my issues. He’s been there to listen and offer advice during the tough times and the good times too. He’s understanding but also firm and doesn’t let me get away with excuses, and I am grateful for that. He encourages me to constantly push forward into unknown territory and become the very best person I can be.

Written by L.A. on Jul 26, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, eating, and self esteem

Charles Mendler has been amazing. I was worried about the efficacy of the help I would receive from the app but my experience with it has been amazing. Charles Mendler has been able to address every single concern I’ve had and was able to break things down in a way I could understand and grasp in order to see what steps I could take to make progress. Within the first week of receiving help I saw a huge difference in my health. As a result I saw myself continuing to use this service and continuing on with my counselor as it made a tremendous improvement upon my life. I can’t believe I waited this long before I reached out on here.

Written by K.A. on Jul 25, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, parenting, self esteem, and career

Mr. Mendler is an excellent counselor. He's very attentive and addresses your issues no matter how trivial they may seem. Listening is very important and he does just that. He has a very positive approach to counseling, but will definitely call you out if need be. I've learned that you have to work for your own happiness, but Mr. Mendler is certainly an asset if you're trying to find it.

Written by P.A. on Jul 22, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and self esteem

His calm demeanor makes it very easy to communicate. He is very professional and supportive.

Written by H.U. on Jul 21, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Charles is attentive, a good listener, and gives good advice. He knows how to relate to your situation and empathize.

Written by K.A. on Jul 02, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Absolutely amazing counselor and I highly recommend!

Written by T.A. on May 18, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

I have been through the worst months of my life in the last few months and I reached out to Charles to assist me and teach me ways to alleviate my grief. I have been able to move forward and work through my pain with Charles advice. He’s a wonderful counselor and very easy to talk to.

Written by M.A. on Jan 07, 2018 after counseling with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning career

Charles Mendler is attentive, understanding and responsive. I feel as if I can talk about anything with him. I'd definitely recommend him to anyone else having career issues.

Written by L.O. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger, and career

Charles is wonderful and gave me the confidence I needed to take charge of the issues I was having in my life. I would highly recommend him!

Written by T.A. on Nov 27, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

I am completely satisfied with Mr. Mendler's services. He gives great advice and is very encouraging. I feel like a very lucky person gathering advice from him. I definitely recommend Mr. Mendler over any other counselor.

Written by A.Z. on Oct 11, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

He is very patient and very understanding and compassionate. He is brilliant at helping you work through problems and he has a way of introducing the truth that's simply brilliant. He's simply amazing!

Written by N.A on Mar 18, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, anger, career, and bipolar

He has been amazing, his words has helped helped me so much. He doesn't just listen or reads on what you are saying or writing about, but actually helps you, give great advice, and helps you to understand.

Written by A.L on Feb 11, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I was paired up with Charles Mendler when I signed up with BetterHelp when my daughter died in November. He was always there for me and helped me get to a place where I could deal with my grief on a daily basis.

Written by E.L on Feb 02, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Charles really listened to me, he patiently helped me work together through my story. He suggested things I could do at home to help myself and encourages healthy mind, body and soul. He even includes help I can give for my child. He doesn't rush through treatment or judge at all. And he answers my messages even if I write twice a day. Great counselor!!!

Written by B.R on Jan 30, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping

Great therapist

Written by V.A on Jan 01, 2017 after counseling with Charles for 4 weeks

He truly is great at this! This is my 1st time seeking therapy and he was so enlightening and compassionate of my emotions, not to mention spot on when it came to what could be the root of some issues. You can tell he loves what he does for sure!

Written by D.A on Nov 28, 2016 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Charles Mendler is amazing specialist and just brilliant at his job. He helped me with my issues and anxieties so I can avoid prescription medicine and substitute it with natural ways of feeling better. He is very understanding and supportive at all times. I am very happy and satisfied with him.

Written by K.I on Oct 26, 2016 after counseling with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

He couldn't be a better match for me with therapy. His insights and way of wording things are brilliant. He is patient, compassionate, kind, consistent, truthful, insightful and funny; all of this and more with just the right timing!