Welcome! Hey there. First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first step towards a pathway to happiness. I find that the most difficult step in the counseling process is reaching out for help. So, mark that off your list! I want to introduce myself. My name is Charna and I currently live in Missouri (Go Chiefs!). In my free time, I enjoy traveling, watching movies, reading terrible books, and spending time with family. I have a degree in Psychology and am a Licensed Clinical Social Work. I have over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, attachment issues, parenting challenges, trauma, and dealing with everyday challenges including life transitions.
I believe that the client is the driver of the therapy process. I allow the client to decide goals and can either be a listening ear or offer advice/concrete strategies to deal with life’s challenges. I feel that no one should be judged and I will be impressed if you can say something that will shock me. I tend to use a person-centered, solutions focused approach for most counseling sessions. Although, I also have knowledge in Cognitive-behavior therapy, DBT, and several other approaches as well. No two people are the same and neither is my approach. I returned to being a Counselor because I truly believe that everyone has a path to happiness that sometimes needs to be found. Counseling can be a remarkable thing for people and I think the most important aspect in finding a counselor you can connect with.
So, if you are ready to take this journey with me, then let’s begin in this process and learn from each other. Thank you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #2018028134 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
Charna is the best therapist I’ve ever had. If you’re looking for someone who is attentive, sensitive, caring, and kind, she is all of that and more. I couldn’t recommend her enough.