Charlotte Whipkey

(LICSW, CCTP)

About Me

I typically practice a holistic, person-centered approach. Holistic in that we will explore topics such as diet, exercise and self-care, to name a few. Person centered, in that your own understanding of your experience is the platform from which we will begin. Person-centered therapy is a movement away from the therapist’s traditional role as an expert and a leader.

My style is to work as a guide in this relationship and one who will, while utilizing a deeply thoughtful process, ask the big questions. I will do my best to facilitate your self-discovery, self-acceptance, and move you toward positive growth. This process should provide you with tools that will give you a greater self-confidence, a stronger sense of identity, strengthen your ability to build healthy interpersonal relationships and the wisdom to make your own decisions.

I have a fair amount of experience with trauma, adult children of alcoholics, adult children of emotionally immature parents and related symptoms such as anxiety and depression. I prefer to address the root cause of the symptoms and most of what I've seen stems from one of the already noted experiences.

Therapeutic interactions are intensive experiences. I will bring my best effort to this interaction and I expect you to do the same. I prefer clientele who have a strong desire to experience change, who will commit to the process and are willing to implement suggestions. Be prepared to take notes. In my experience, those factors have a significant impact on your payback. Also, I do not get paid if you do not get yourself on my schedule. And while I can appreciate the ambivalence that accompanies this potential interaction, I hope you can appreciate the absolute lack of ambivalence, on my end, regarding the need to make a living. Dry humor there but true, nonetheless.

I will normally check messages multiple times in my work day, however there will be times that I may not be able to get back to you as quickly as I'd like. I appreciate your patience and understanding in this.

So, if you are ready, let’s get started. Go to my calendar and set up an appointment. If you do not see a time that is suitable, let me know and I will see what I can do. Appointments after 3:00 PM EST are the exception so you may wish to consider a different therapist if that is what you need. I do, however, have some weekend hours.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LICSW #DP000942255 (Expires: 2022-11-01)


Reviews

Written by M.A. on Jan 12, 2021 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

I’ve been seeing Charlotte for a few months and she is phenomenal. She creates a warm, friendly atmosphere but isn’t afraid to get into the guts of the hard stuff. I came to her with an issue that has troubled me my whole life and I finally feel hope in what endlessly felt like a hopeless situation. She has blended a number of different approaches to meet my specific needs and always allows me to steer the conversation. Very knowledgeable, very easy to talk to, and very invested in her client’s success. Worth every penny.

Written by Z.A. on Dec 04, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Great counselor really helps ease my concerns and responds in a timely manner.

Written by C.A. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Charlotte is the first therapist I’ve ever clicked with. She is very available in text which has been nice for me. Texting gives me time to really think deeply about the questions she asks and I don’t feel pressured to have an answer right away. Our live sessions are great, she adapts her approach as she learns more about me. I really really love Charlotte!

Written by J.O. on Nov 17, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have already referred someone :)

Written by D.A. on Nov 12, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

I had a new approach to problems with Charlotte's help almost immediately. I really like her approach and she will help you find the things that work the best for you. Highly recommended!

Written by A.S. on Nov 06, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Charlotte was an amazing match for me. I came to her completely overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted and needing guidance. She always provided reassurance and excellent resources for me to use. Even when life was chaotic she always checked in and let me know she was available. I would seek Charlotte for anything in the future as well.

Written by K.A. on Oct 03, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and bipolar disorder

We have only had a few sessions but so far she is amazing, very intuitive, caring, informative, and sympathetic.

Written by H.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Charlotte has been great. She is straight forward and always available.

Written by A.D. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Charlotte has does a great job of helping me to organize my thoughts in a more manageable and healthy manner, and has provided a large number of resources for me to review on my own so that even when we’re outside of our sessions, I feel like I’m still making progress toward feeling better and less stressed in my day to day.

Written by A.M. on Aug 09, 2020 after counseling with Charlotte for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I haven't been working with Charlotte too long but she's been amazing so far!! She is understanding and very personal.