Charles Thompson-Shealy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who runs an anti-oppressive practice that primarily works with members of the LGBTQIA community, including people of color. He has a deep understanding of the nature of internalized oppression and is passionate about helping individuals who are navigating their identity and/or sexuality.
He also has extensive experience in trauma, including working as domestic violence counselor for queer and transgender individuals and has an understanding of what it looks like when it is not a male perpetrator vs a female victim. Charles also has experience working with adults who are transitioning and working with health providers to ensure their needs and goals are being met.
Charles takes a client-centered, client-led approach and develops an individualized treatment plan that works for them. He helps his clients check in with their body to gain a better understanding of the connection between their mental and physical health. When appropriate, Charles incorporates expressive arts therapy to help his clients feel more comfortable and mindful.
As a third-generation Mexican-American who grew up on the Mexico border, Charles has strived to develop a safe space for individuals of all races, cultures, genders, and backgrounds. His goal is to make his clients feel as comfortable as he can so they can begin to heal and find their voice.
Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Using techniques like breathing and meditation to increase self-awareness and manage day-to-day stress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Charles Thompson-Shealy is not in-network with any insurances.
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Cenote Therapy Private Practice, 2019 - Present
Hudson Guild Outpatient Mental Health Center, 2015 - 2019
Institute for Human Identity, 2015 - 2016
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2015