Charlie received his Masters in counseling psychology from Holy Names University. His pre-Masters clinical training included working with the student population and with children experiencing the death of a parent or loved one. Post-Masters, he spent four years working at Hospice by the Bay as a grief counselor, providing counseling to individuals, families, couples, and children. He facilitated groups, including an ongoing group for disabled adults and many parental loss groups.
His practice includes working with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, and trauma. He works with older clients facing life changes, such as loss of a partner or of work identity, and clients of any age facing developmental challenges that come with changing roles and responsibilities.
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
While his therapeutic approach is humanistic and interpersonal, he appreciates exploring a client’s story from any approach – psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, systemic, narrative – that can lead to the change a client seeks. He is also conversant in 12-Step work, a process which often provides a useful perspective on many of the issues, not just addiction, with which clients present in therapy.