Charlie is a Licensed Master Social Worker under the supervision of Megan Carley, LCSW-Supervisor. He specializes in treating many types of addiction including sex addiction, psychological/emotional/physical trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, grief and loss, and sexual identity issues. Much of his experience treating grief originates from his inpatient work related to addiction and mood disorders. Charlie also has a great deal of experience working with couples, anger management, eating disorders, and chronic pain, specifically in connection with opioid use. He enjoys working with the LGBTQ community, especially issues relating to sexual identity.
Charlie utilizes a client-centered approach and pulls from various theories such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectic Behavior Therapy. He has completed all of the requirements to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and is currently waiting on his certification to be approved. Charlie is trained in the Task Model to address sexual addiction. His education on this particular topic allows him to specialize in treating sexual addiction, compulsivity, love addiction, and codependency. It also increases his ability to work with couples who have experienced betrayal within their relationship due to sex addiction, infidelity, and pornography addiction.
Prior to joining DCTC, Charlie provided counseling at an outpatient private practice as well as two inpatient residential drug and alcohol treatment centers. Counseling is a second career for Charlie after spending 20 years in the corporate sales field. He also served as an active duty member of the United States Air Force on the Security Police Squadron.
Charlie brings 30 years of personal recovery to his practice. He also pulls from his personal experiences in the high stress world of sales, which provides insight when working with high level executives. Charlie, originally from New York City, enjoys traveling and being outdoors. One of his favorite places to visit are the Colorado mountains, where he enjoys hiking. In his spare time, he trains for marathons and has completed 4 to date. His next goal is to compete in a triathlon. Charlie also loves to read, watch movies, play golf, and frequently reminisces about the single hole-in-one he once hit.