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Charles Putnam, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem Career difficulties Depression
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About me

Greetings and welcome! My name is Charles (Chuck) Putnam. I am a licensed therapist (LCSW) and have been in private practice for the past twenty plus years. I decided the become a Licensed Therapist after working some years in the financial industry, after my undergraduate degree in Business Administration. After realizing how unfulfilled I was with my only purpose in life being chasing money, I left the business world and obtained a Masters in Social Work in 1995. I became licensed as a private practitioner in 1998. I have been certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and currently nationally certified in Hypnotherapy. I am also the founder and director of a non-profit company that services the disabled and the homeless. I enjoy my work with the non-profit company but would enjoy more working with individuals like you to assist in achieving your goals in life.

I enjoy working and supporting individuals who experience such issues as grief and loss, loss of meaning of life, young adult issues, as well as career and mid-life crises. I am also experienced in assisting those who are experiencing significant depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, as well as geriatric issues. I thoroughly enjoy helping individuals find their purpose in life. My experience has been that when one discovers their life purpose the obstacles presented in life are easier and more rewarding to overcome.

I am a humanistic therapist. My counseling techniques include but are not limited to, Person Centered, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, and Solution Focused Therapies. I am also an EMDR practitioner. I often use hypnotherapy to uncover the factors that are hidden but influencing our conscious thoughts and emotions. My belief and experience is that success in treatment is when the individual is comfortable, sharing thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the counselor in an environment of non-judgment and unconditional acceptance. I have a strong a spiritual component to my practice but feel comfortable and capable of working with individuals of all religious denominations and religions as well as those with a more secular approach. My practice therapy is that the solution resides within the individual; it is my role to assist the client in discovering it.

- Depression
- Stress and anxiety
- Grief and Loss
- Loss of meaning of life
- Career issues and mid-life crises

I am also experienced in such issues as life purpose, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Mood Disorder, low self esteem, abandonment issues, trauma and abuse, coping with various addictions. Isolation/loneliness, Co-dependency, control issues, forgiveness, impulsivity, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, relationship issues, fatherhood loss, Social Anxiety, hospice and end-of-life issues.

If you desire an unbiased listener who can support you through life's decisions and obstacles or someone who can provide intensive therapeutic intervention to assist you through a life crises, I will be honored to assist you in accomplishing your goals and dream

Professional experience

23yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

TN LCSW 3720


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Charles Putnam. 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.

I've been working with my therapist for about a year and a half. He's helped me through many hard life discussion and tears, and happy tears too. I would recommend Chuck to anyone, at the drop of a hat!

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

I was in desperate need of help and guidance. I was beyond nervous because I didn't trust anyone. Then led me to "Chuck." He has a listening ear. He's gentle and kind. And Chuck has the wisdom that's helped me find myself again. Now, it's like talking with a friend every session. I'm very grateful for Chuck's place in my life.

Written on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Chuck is fantastic. He listens and helps guide you, while letting you think and talk out loud. He truly enjoys what he does and enjoys hearing from his patients. I always enjoy my sessions and input from Chuck. Even when discussing more difficult topics.

Written on May 24, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Mr. Putnam was very professional, supportive, and read carefully what I shared. He offered some advice and suggestions. He was very easy to talk to.

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties