Charles Tyson

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CW020993 (Expires: 2021-02-28)


Reviews

Written by A.G. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

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 by H.A. on Oct 09, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I went through one of the hardest experiences of my life since starting therapy with Tyson and if it wasn’t for our insightful early sessions, I wouldn’t have known that I was being gaslit by my partner understood where my personal issues stemmed from. In a sense Tyson helped me emotionally prepare leaving my ex by helping me identify my core beliefs and values, by highlighting how important it is to continually work on my self-esteem and identifying relevant coping strategies. I had the tools and I made a life-changing decision; that on its own is something I am really grateful for. If you’re looking for someone that is patient, empathetic, resourceful and non-judgmental, Tyson’s the way to go!

Written by S.H. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Charles is such a nice person who is well suited to being in this job, so bubbly and positive when i need it. Xxxx

Written by M.A. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Working with Charles has been an incredible experience. I've been in therapy before but I have never felt so welcomed and I have certainly not made as much progress as I have with Charles. With their guidance, I've been able to face issues I had never addressed before and they provided me with a lot of insight and "tools" to understand my emotions and where they are coming from

Written by A.D. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

A very warm hearted therapist, who has a nice mix of theory and lived experience. This is characterized in the level of comfort you feel when unpacking difficult situations. This level of care on a virtual platform can be quite rare.

Written by J.U. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charles was lovely to work with the whole time I used BetterHelp. He's sensitive, helpful, and just genuine good vibes! Would love to work with again.

Written by J.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel supported and on the path to discovering the "whys" so I can begin working on the acceptance or solutions to improving my life.

Written by C.O. on Jun 21, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Charles has been amazing in that he immediately understood my issues and addressed them appropriately right away.

Written by L.I. on Jun 09, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

I've had two sessions with Charles, and I think he's really supportive. He'd listen to me and explore my feelings and the underlying reasons with me. He'd also send me worksheets and other materials to help me learn more about myself and my past experiences - I find it really helpful! I decided to extend my subscription because of the fact that I think working with him would be helpful and would allow me to learn more about myself. Thank you Charles!

Written by E.T. on Jun 05, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and coaching

Charles is fantastic at what he does. He takes a real interest and care in crafting tools that help your specific needs, and has helped set me on a new path.

Written by N.I. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

So far I have enjoyed the concepts being taught and I believe they are extremely valuable.

Written by C.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Charles for 4 days on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief

I met via phone with Charles once. I felt heard, validated, and respected. I can’t recommend Charles enough as a caring, professional therapist.