Charles  Walker
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Charles Walker

He/Him/His

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online
Long Beach Accepting In-person
Updated January 9, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Guilt
  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Life is a journey full of ups, downs, and forks in the road which can bring about stress, anxiety, depression, and an overall feeling of helplessness. Most of the time it’s easy to navigate on our own, but quite often a licensed psychotherapist is needed to restore balance and provide you with the necessary tools to rebuild and/or redirect your life towards becoming more fulfilling, uplifting, and ENJOYABLE.

As your therapist, I’m committed to creating a safe place to address any issues you feel are holding you back from becoming the very best version of yourself; creating a relationship built on trust, honesty, and understanding.

Having worked with victims of crime, alcohol/drug addiction, as well as, grief and loss, I’m able to provide my clients with numerous resources and valuable coping mechanisms. I have specialty training in anxiety disorders, managing mood and emotions, depression, and difficulties related to stress.

I will provide you with the tools necessary to manage life’s setbacks, uncertainties, and mental meltdowns. But more than anything, as your therapist, I will be there to listen and champion you along the way. Lets Chat!


Specialties

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)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Lyra Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (60min)
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $275 (60min)
  • Extended Individual Therapy: $240 (90min)
  • extended Couples Therapy: $285 (90min)
  • Extended Family Sessions: $300 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

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:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Couples and family sessions range from $250-$350


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-9pm
  • Tue 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Wed 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Thu 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Fri 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun 9am- 3pm

Long Beach practice
3605 Long Beach Blvd. , Suite 321, Long Beach, California 90807
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-9pm
  • Tue 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Wed 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Thu 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Fri 12:00pm- 9:30pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun 9am- 3pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Custom Life Solutions, Mental Health Therapist/ Owner, 2021 - Present
Kaiser Permanente (psych hospital), Licensed Clinical Therapist, 2021 - 2022
Centinela Hospital, Medical social worker, 2019 - 2021
Tessie Cleveland Community Services, Mental Health Therapist, 2015 - 2018

University of Southern California, Masters of Social Work, 2015


Licensure

California: 94717


Languages

English