Deeply passionate about social justice and facilitating and guiding positive change and development in the lives of others, I am thrilled to connect with you as you begin your journey inward. Healing is truly the risk of showing up for yourself and your resistance to temptation to go back to unsilenced needs, numbing out, disconnection, and erasure. As a black, gender non-binary Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), I have a personal stake and insight into the work I do. As you are aware, we are living in unprecedented times. My clinical practice aims to empower and heal individuals, families & communities through therapy, consulting, case management, training, & community outreach.
Since graduating with my Master's in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013, I have worked with folks across a wide array of presenting concerns, including managing symptoms of anxiety, mood dysregulation, and depression, healing with/from trauma, managing grief and loss, recovery from substance abuse and addiction, chronic illness, & LGBT issues. I work with clients at every stage of development in 1:1, couples, and family sessions. The feedback I receive from clients is that they find me to be innovative, caring and nonjudgmental, and they appreciate that I am responsive, honest and direct with them. You can expect me to walk with you through whatever difficulties you are facing and help you learn more about yourself and the way you interact with the world.
When we work together, I will tailor my approach to meet your needs and help you reach your goals. If you feel as though challenges are interfering with your sense of happiness and ability to function to your fullest potential, or if you are ready to alter your current life path, then I am available and able to assist you on your journey towards recovery. I can interact with you in whatever manner you are most comfortable. I find it helpful to participate in video sessions so that we can get to know each other better. But I am also available to you via phone and text if that is more comfortable for you.
I know how hard it can be to find a counselor who you feel a connection with and I would be honored to work with you through this stage of your life.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Paranoia, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MN LICSW 30273
PA LCSW CW020993
MA LICSW 124577
Charles is very concise during sessions . Shows empathy and is very respectable
Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Charles for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Charles is a fantastic therapist! I’m so grateful that I found Charles . I’m not leaving! Charles has helped me beyond measure.
Written on Jul 17, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd
Charles has been very helpful in a very confusing part of my life. Their thoughtful and gentle approach has helped me find a way to frame what I've been trying to process for a while, and I'm very glad to have matched with them through BetterHelp.
Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse
charles is a great therapist ! they helped me through a very difficult time and provided the space for me to process years of trauma in just a few months. they are a very kind and understanding therapist with a great perspective to offer!
Written on Jun 09, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 2 months
Charles has been amazing so far, best therapist ive ever had.
Written on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I wasn’t sure what to expect as I have never done counselling online before , but Charles made me feel very comfortable and at ease during our video sessions,
He’s a great listener, I feel safe discussing difficult subjects , he always has a great activities to help me dealing with problems and get better understanding of myself
Many thanks Charles
Written on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief