DeShona Charles

(LPC)
Therapist DeShona  Charles  Photo

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and General Civil Mediator in the state of Georgia. I have worked as a counselor since 2005 and cannot imagine another career. My areas of interest include substance use disorders, mood disorders, legal issues, workplace conflict, anxiety/panic, general conflict resolution, family concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, low self-esteem, and parenting. I utilize a combination of solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and mindfulness approaches to help my clients achieve their goals for seeking counseling.

I provide a safe space for us to work collaboratively, in order to brainstorm solutions and develop a plan to practice and implement them. I highly encourage my clients to express their needs and their goals for seeking counseling. Please be selective about the counselor/therapist you choose. I welcome diversity and I am supportive of all people! I am a very passionate and empathetic counselor who believes that there is no obstacle that we cannot overcome if we believe in ourselves and know that we are greater than any obstacle.

I am a married mother of 2 very active children. I believe in self-care and use this as a premise when I am working with clients. With working a full-time job, managing my private practice, and having a family, self-care is close to breathing in clean air. In my free time, I enjoy walking nature trails, exercising, reading magazines, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

I am so glad that you are seeking counseling and well on your way to living a better version of you! No worries, you are not alone because I will walk this journey with you. This journey starts with your decision to try. How can I be of support to you today?


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC009758 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

She’s amazing and listens to what I have to say and helps me overcome things.

Written by L.O. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Great session

Written by M.A. on Oct 07, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, and parenting issues

DeShona Charles has been excellent in supporting and following up.

Written by L.A. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks

She’s so patient and understanding. Literally she’s the best!

Written by C.I. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and career difficulties

My experiences with DeShona have been wonderful so far. She doesn't steer away from the hard conversations; however, she is gentle and patient with her approach. DeShona is really good at listening and remembering things. So much so, that she's able to figure out things about me that I haven't yet disclosed! With this, she moves the conversation forward and gets underneath the surface of whatever issue. As stated earlier, it does get hard at times, but I feel secure in knowing that DeShona is there for support.

Written by K.R. on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and compassion fatigue

DeShona is beyond amazing. Her expertise, knowledge & approach when dealing with issues that I bring up is impeccable. I'm grateful that I chose her the 3rd time because I was about to lose hope but she's helped me get my life together.

Written by D.E. on Jan 10, 2021 after therapy with DeShona for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Deshana is incredible at keeping up with her clients, remembering and referencing old conversations and maintaining a great balance between friendly and professional. She will be straight with you when you need it most, and delivers it with a smile and a great sense of humor.

Written by K.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Deshona has been instrumental in helping me through one of the darkest times in my life. I have nothing but praises for her and she is supportive and overall is amazing at her job.

Written by R.U. on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s very supportive and tries to give non-biased advice.

Written by H.E. on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Highly recommend! She responds in a very timely manner, and is always very helpful. Things have been so much better in my life since I have met her. Consider her not only my counselor, but a friend.

Written by P.R. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

DeShona is amazing. I feel like she really understands me and helps me rationally come to conclusions regarding personal matters. I know that DeShona is here for me, and I love that.

Written by S. . on May 29, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

DESHONDA CHARLES HAS BEEN SO VERY HELPFUL FOR ME DURING THIS TIME IN MY LIFE THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED HARRASHMENT ON MY JOB. DESHONDA HAS BEEN VERY PROMPT WITH RESPONSE AND VERY HELPFUL WITH HELPING ME TO COPE THIS MENTAL STRESS. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HELP I HAVE BEEN RECEIVING.

Written by D.O. on May 19, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

DeShona has been a very comfortable person to talk to. She has made this whole process much easier. I look forward to my time talking with her. I also like the fact that she does these check-ins through out the time you are not speaking to her, just to make sure things are going well. I would recommend her!

Written by N.A. on Mar 28, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Since I started counseling, DeShona has given me some really good advice and she is helping me emotionally.

Written by S.H. on Mar 24, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

DeShona has been great. In addition to being a great listener, she empathizes with my concerns and makes sure I am both heard and understood.

Written by E.S. on Feb 10, 2020 after therapy with DeShona for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

DeShona is an incredible therapist and is very skilled at what she does. She is a great listener and it shows. She is attentive and very supportive. Having her as my therapist is a blessing that I am thankful for. She gives me relevant homework that causes me to pause, think and grow more into the person that I want to become.

I have made tremendous progress in the main areas of my life because of my sessions with her. When I started with her I was stuck but now I have made great strides.

I have waaaay better tools for dealing with my life because of her. As you can see...I can't say enough good things about her. I am just SO happy to have her in this season of life