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Charlie Janski-Ogunfidodo, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions LGBT Trauma and abuse Grief
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri, and have worked in the mental health field since 2003. I obtained my Master of Social Work, from Washington University in St. Louis in 2005. During my career, I have worked with both individual and group settings, including adults with people living with HIV, veterans, incarcerated people and transgender/gender variant individuals. These populations included people with depression, bi-polar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and depression.  I co-facilitated a group for trans youth and co-coordinated it for 6 years. As a proud bisexual, trans man, I love to work with my LGBT communities. I celebrate kinky and poly people. I strive to be an imperfect ally to non-binary trans people and people of color.

As a therapist, I practice a person-centered, social justice-informed approach that employs Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy tools/techniques. I am also Internal Family Systems informed. I want to meet you where you are. I would like to help you employ your strengths to get what you want. I would like to help you find tools and knowledge of basic neurology to change thoughts, if you choose to. I like to work to give people therapy in a way that feels right but also pushes you to lean into some discomfort.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


MO LCSW 2008036369


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Charlie Janski-Ogunfidodo. 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.

Very closely pays attention wants to know the core of the problem so that he can assist with the core of the issue. Would recommend!

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Charlie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Charlie made me feel comfortable talking to him, and I am not usually a talker. He also gave some good resources to refer to in between our sessions.

Written on Feb 28, 2021 after therapy with Charlie for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Very good listener and has great expertise and information. responds very quickly. highly recommend. great person and a great therapist. 10/10

Written on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Charlie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I feel I was matched with a great fit for me; someone I can truly open up to. I have confidence in his abilities. He is so prompt and available. He follows up on exactly what he says he will. He uses a variety of tools to help customize what works for you.

Written on Jan 02, 2021 after therapy with Charlie for 2 weeks