He/Him/HisLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Charles B. Walker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Long Beach, CA. Charles works with clients of all ages and is passionate about uplifting the mental health of his community by offering accessible, empathetic care. He generally works with clients who have experienced trauma, whether that’s neglect as a child, an abusive relationship, discrimination or race-based trauma, and more. His clients hope to break out of harmful addictions and to decrease the negative impact that anxiety or depression have on their lives.
Charles’ approach to therapy includes elements of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solutions-Focused Therapy. He teaches clients how to monitor their thoughts for assumptions, judgments, or self-criticism. Instead of engaging in negative self-talk, Charles guides clients towards healthier thought patterns based in reality, rather than cognitive distortions. He does so in a trauma-informed way, which never pushes the client to disclose details that make them feel uncomfortable. He also creates a space that feels safe and secure so that his clients can talk openly about what’s happening internally for them. Clients set goals for their mental health and Charles helps them navigate the journey, providing compassion and understanding along the way.
Charles earned a Master’s degree in Social Work. He teaches clients coping skills that they can use when they feel distressed, whether that’s during a conflict with another person, when considering engaging in an addiction behavior, or in moments of overwhelming anxiety. He believes that the client is the expert in their mental health, taking sessions in whichever direction that the client feels is best for them.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Guilt - Developing an understanding of the role that guilt plays in one’s daily life and exploring its origins; learning the coping skills needed to move past this guilt and feel confident in difficult situations
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Couples and family sessions range from $250-$350
Years of Experience: 9 years
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Tessie Cleveland Community Services, Mental Health Therapist, 2015 - 2018
University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work, 2015