Charlie

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Gay Therapy Center — Midtown East

Growing up in a small town, I didn’t have any gay peers or role models. Internalized homophobia, shame and the habit of concealing parts of myself became familiar. It wasn’t until I started therapy that I expanded my way of thinking and challenged those archaic beliefs.  

As I work and interact with gay men, it’s clear that my lonely and isolating experience of growing up gay isn’t  unique. Fortunately therapy can bring us all the broader perspective that is key to emotional growth.

I’ve worked with diverse people with an array of concerns. The most common issues I help clients with are anxiety and depression, and couples who are stuck in repetitive communication cycles. I’ve also had extensive experience assisting clients who are struggling with addiction. In all of my work I focus on helping people safely cope with difficult emotions and explore familiar feelings in a healthier way.

My experience with the LGBTQ community spans over my personal and professional life. From volunteer work, to activism, to social life, to LGBTQ culture, I’ve been engaged with the community for my entire adult life.

Starting therapy can take a bit of courage, but the experience has lifelong rewards. If you decide to take the next step, I’d be honored to help you along your way.

LCSW License #083612