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Charlotte Newsom, LCPC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Anger management Depression
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About me

Hello, my name is Charlotte D. Newsom. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have thirty years of progressive experience in the field of mental health. Twenty of those years, I functioned as a psychotherapist working with individuals, specifically veterans who have chronic mental illnesses such as PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Substance Use Disorder, and many other disorders. I have an extensive background working with clients with symptomatic issues such as suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation, and child abuse/neglect. Besides, interpersonal matters, couples relationship issues, parenting problems, child neglect/abuse, and emotional/physical abuse.

My professional history includes having a Master's Degree in Clinical Professional Psychology, and as stated above, I am a Licensed Clinical Profession Counselor (LCPC). I have an honorary membership with Roosevelt University Psi Chi Honor Society. And most recently, and for many years that past was awarded an Outstanding Performance Appraisal from the Jesse Brown VA Hospital for my exceptional clinical skills, dedication to excellence, and having a professional and compassionate relationship with patients and staff.

My counseling techniques consist of being a good listener and fully understanding your emotions and reasoning. I have a flair for counseling that requires flexibility and attentiveness to develop coping skills to strengthen your abilities to succeed. I approach therapy by combining short-term and long-term treatment planning to meet your specific need. Your treatment plan will include integrating evidence-based treatment using the best available data with clinical knowledge and expertise while considering your personal needs and preferences.

For example, short-term therapy consists of cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, reality therapy for problem-solving, motivational enhancement therapy for addiction-related issues, and psychoeducation to improve insight into multiple problems. At the same time, long-term treatment may combine client-centered treatment that focuses on empathy and positive regard, psychodynamic therapy, and free association techniques to engage the client to talk. It takes courage to attend therapy, and it takes dedication to see it through. Just remember each day brings about new opportunities for change. So, let's work together to explore your goals for therapy; thank you.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Family conflicts Anger management Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180013326


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

Tremendous therapist. I highly recommend her and her wisdom. She taught me great skills and I’m grateful to have her as a therapist.

Written on Mar 31, 2023 after therapy with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Thank you for listening.

Written on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Charlotte for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Charlotte is compassionate, honest and is always pushing me to move forward even during moments of uncertainty. I have grown stronger and matured through my work with her.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Charlotte for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charlotte really knows how to challenge your thought processes to bring about the positive changes you need! I am happy that I chose to work with her and really have seen personal progress in a relatively short period of time.

Written on Nov 30, 2021 after therapy with Charlotte for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

Ms. Newson is great! She has a lot of experience and is a great listener. She is excellent with helping me work through things abs situations. I highly recommend her!

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Charlotte for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coaching

I have had 3 sessions with Charlotte so far. Her suggestions for my anxiety and grief are helpful and proactive. She helps me set goals for myself that are attainable . These goals motivate me to really change my way of thinking so that I have a more calm and joyful life. Her suggestion of downloading a meditation app and trying to learn meditation has already started to calm my brain and therefore alleviate my anxiety. THANKS Charlotte! You Rock! Keep up the great work!!!

Written on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Charlotte for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes