Charles  Dean
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Charles Dean

He/Him/His

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Psychologist, PsyD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Florida Accepting Online
Jacksonville Accepting In-person
Updated May 12, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Men's health
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Therapy provides you with the unique opportunity to come out of your comfort zone and experience life in a more fulfilling way. Coming out of one's comfort zone can be challenging and anxiety provoking, but it is well worth the struggle when you see how much more fulfillment and freedom you have in your life at the end of therapy. My role is to help you interpret and help you make sense of the stressors that brought you to therapy. I will also work with you as you create new adaptive ways of coping that will lead to greater life fulfillment.

Working as a mental health professional for almost a decade my specialty is trauma, compassion fatigue, and professional burnout, but I also work with issues related to substance abuse, depression, anxiety, men’s issues, and pet loss. I also focus on self-care, which is a foundational piece for quality change.

My therapeutic style is warm, genuine, and direct. Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) has been my favorite therapeutic approach as it helps reprocess traumatic events that leads to a significant reduction of emotional distress caused by the negative images. EMDR has also been effective in treating other psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, and phobias. I utilize other therapeutic approaches in my work, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SF). If you are ready to put in the work and make a quality change in your life call or email me for an appointment.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $120

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Tue 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wed 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thu 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Fri 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sat 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sun 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jacksonville practice
841 Prudential Drive, Suite #1200, Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tue 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wed 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thu 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fri 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sat 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sun 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Work and Education

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


Licensure

Florida: MH 11471


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"A great listener and asks great questions"
- Zencare client • June 2023