He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Psychologist, PsyD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Charles Dean is a Psychologist and Licensed Mental Health Clinician located in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Dean specializes in supporting his clients to implement effective self-care practices. Many of his clients seek therapy when going through major life transitions, including the loss of a loved one, starting a new job, moving to a new city, or beginning or ending a relationship. He enjoys working with men and helping them find fulfillment and meaning. He also specializes in treating burnt out and compassion fatigue, which may result in addiction, substance abuse, or unhealthy relationships.
Dr. Dean draws from various therapy practices when working with clients. When helpful, he uses elements of Existential Therapy to encourage clients to think through what’s important for them and what they want to accomplish in their lives. He also utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) to help clients process traumatic events. Dr. Dean also brings in exercises from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), teaching clients how to avoid harmful cognitive distortions that lead to negative self-talk. In therapy with Dr. Dean, clients set goals for themselves and work towards those goals in each session by talking through their thoughts and feelings. Clients learn how to establish self-care practices that are authentic, effective, and easy to incorporate into their daily lives.
Dr. Dean earned his PsyD after over 10 years of therapy practice. He has extensive experience supporting clients and empowering them to seek fulfillment in their lives. He encourages clients to get out of their comfort zone and explore their stress reactions to find what works for them.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 14 years
Great Frontiers Counseling Services, Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Armor Correctional Health Care, Mental Health Director, 2019 - 2020
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - 2017
California Southern University, Doctor of Psychology, 2021
Troy University, Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology, 2010
University of Tennessee at Martin, Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, 1997
Florida: MH 11471