Charles West, Therapist in Shawnee, Kansas — Zencare
Charles  West
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Charles West

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Kansas Accepting Online
Shawnee Accepting In-person
Updated July 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Self-esteem
  • Addiction
  • Identity development
  • Emotion regulation
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Charles is a licensed professional counselor in Shawnee, KS working with individuals to create meaningful and long-lasting change. His clients seek a deeper understanding of themselves, their history and their relationships. Many may be functioning well but still feel disconnected, depressed or limited by recurring patterns of behavior. Many of his clients feel anxiety around individuating and struggle to access their full selves in relationship with others.

Charles uses a depth-oriented approach to help clients explore what they feel, where they feel stuck and how to connect to themselves more fully. He encourages clients to explore how their earlier experiences and narratives shape their current understanding of the present moment. He supports clients as they integrate further with themselves, work through core conflicts and achieve a greater ability to choose what they want.

Charles’ style is non-directive, curious and honest. He uses psychoanalytic theory to guide his understanding and presence in the room. Charles is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive practice, which serves as a safe and open space for LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities. In addition to his office in Shawnee, Charles offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions and welcomes new clients to his online practice.


Message to clients

I think it’s important to make sure we’re a good fit for each other. Feel free to text, call or email me with any questions you may have. You can also request an appointment or schedule online. After trying it out for a few sessions and learning more about each other, I think we’ll know if it feels right to continue. My hope is that when we’re done working together, you feel more understood and more able to choose what you want.


Specialties

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

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

Insurance

Charles West is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Kansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Shawnee practice
12480 West 66nd Terrace, Suite 201, Shawnee, Kansas 66216
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Licensure

Kansas: 3278


Languages

English