Everyone calls me “Charlie.” It is a nickname I have had since high school. I have a Master of Science Degree; I have a Licensed Professional Counselor Certification and am a National Certified Counselor as well. I feel that counseling is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. When you are in a time of crisis, it is difficult to think rationally. A good counselor will help you navigate those choppy waters so that you can go on to live a richer life. I have studied a great deal about trauma. I have been on a Crisis Response team and worked with victims of natural disasters. I believe that I would be a good fit for you if you have issues in any of these areas. I have found that there is one main issue in life, “I’m Not Good Enough.” A wellspring of difficulties can erupt from this one thing. So, allow me to put my education and my life experiences to work for you. I believe that this is my gift. I want to share that with you.
My treatment approach aims to help individuals develop coping skills, provide emotional support, encouragement, and feedback to help individuals address changes, challenges, and issues they are facing. Change and challenges are a part of life; however, sometimes, we need a little help getting through issues we are experiencing. I frequently draw from motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy to help clients set goals and overcome their challenges. I use a variety of methods and techniques to provide a personalized approach; using what is most helpful for each individual given the challenges he or she is facing. Through understanding and compassion, I help individuals resolve a wide variety of concerns, crisis, psychological issues, and personal changes. Together, we will work to find techniques and solutions that will be the most beneficial to you.
I conduct 45-minute sessions, beginning on the hour and ending at a quarter till. A "No Show" is considered to be fifteen minutes past the hour. So, the next step is to hop onto my calendar and schedule your first appointment. We'll take it from there. Talk soon!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Charlie is such a direct voice. She knows my history and issues well and uses subtle techniques to help me face up to them and break through. She doesn't use psycho-babble, it's just a conversation between the two of us and she is very attentive to timeliness and frequency so always checking in if I haven't rescheduled. A rock and a rockstar.
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Sharla "Charlie" for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Charlie is the best and makes me feel safe!
Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Sharla "Charlie" for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I love talking to Sharla. She's like a friend to me who listens and help me navigate my feelings. Looking forward to our next session.
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Sharla "Charlie" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Charlie provides great support and feedback. She takes the time to listen to my concerns, understand my needs, and provide guidance on paths I can take to address them. I feel comfortable opening up to Charlie knowing she is coming from a place of support and guidance. I’m very happy I found her!
Written on Jun 16, 2023 after therapy with Sharla "Charlie" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Charlie is lovely to work with. She's kind and supportive and has directed me to countless helpful resources.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Sharla "Charlie" for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
absolutely love her! such a sweetheart, she makes me feel very comfortable and listened to.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Sharla "Charlie" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes