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Ian Charnley, LPC, LMHP

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

With 10+ yrs. as a licensed therapist and 15+ yrs. working in the human services field, I have assisted many individuals, couples, and families through life’s challenges. I have extensive experience working in a variety of settings. Settings have included private practice, non-profit organizations, in-home therapy, therapeutic group homes, and juvenile & adult detention centers. In each setting, I’ve assisted clients through life’s positions that are not planned on being in, and yet find ourselves in.

I believe in a holistic approach to wellness in which a healthy mind, body, and soul lead to a happier, more fulfilling life. I look to strengthen the core of each individual and couple to be able to strive, not just survive, through difficult moments. I provide tools and resources for short-term and long-term growth. The hardest and yet one of the more alleviating steps a client can take is the first step to reach out. As a partner in the therapeutic process, I meet each session with support and commitment.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Antisocial Personality, Caregiver issues and stress, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Men's issues, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information


NE LMHP 4207


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


Written on Jul 08, 2024 after therapy with Ian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Ian and I have worked together for almost 2 years at this point. He initially helped me overcome my deep burnout. We worked out a plan - a longterm plan - to get my life back in balance.

I wouldn't have taken time off from work if it wasn't for Ian's perspective. I hadn't realized the ways I had stopped taking care of myself until Ian and I were able to dive into it all.

Now I feel like I'm in maintenance mode - and my conversations with Ian are less goal-oriented and more about the regularly scheduled challenges of life. There are some days where I'm feeling like there's nothing to talk about in therapy, and I have an urge to cancel the call, but once we get on the phone I'm usually surprised about the direction the conversation goes and I'm always grateful that I took the time out of my day to chat with Ian.

I met with a few therapists over the years and none of them worked out except Ian. He's smart. I need someone that can meet me at an intellectual level. Ian has a background in HR, which has been helpful to help me navigate ongoing work issues.

Written on Jun 13, 2024 after therapy with Ian for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He helps me a lot to overcome some issues I had recently and helpful advice with certain situations or trauma I had from before.

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Ian for 3 years and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Ian is an incredible therapist. I’ve had half a dozen therapist’s before and Ian is the first to help me feel seen, and capable of taking charge of my life. I treasure all of the guidance and empathy that Ian shares with me.

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Ian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

He’s a good dude.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Ian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Ian's great! Always made me feel comfortable to share during sessions and has offered many strategies that have helped to improve my day-to-day.

Written on Mar 06, 2024 after therapy with Ian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and self esteem