Charlie  King
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Charlie King

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, LCDC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
Sunrise Beach Village Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 13, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Veterans' issues

Professional statement

Charles King is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, and chemical dependency counselor based in Texas. He provides online therapy services to adults dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma symptoms, and addictive behaviors (addiction work includes clients in late adolescence). Charles has a particular passion for working with veterans and first responders, and he has advanced training in various therapeutic approaches such as ACT, EMDR, hypnosis, mindfulness/meditation, CBT, attachment theory, and neuroscience.

Charles primarily uses Client Centered Therapy, which involves working collaboratively with clients to create a safe and supportive environment where they can explore new perspectives and ways of being. He focuses on each client's unique worldview and history, aiming to empower them with self-efficacy and confidence.

Charles is committed to creating a safe and client-driven therapeutic relationship, utilizing a range of therapeutic techniques including talk therapy, mindfulness, ACT, CBT, attachment theory, somatic processing, hypnosis, EMDR, and schema therapy. Before pursuing his current career as a psychotherapist, Charles worked as an industrial engineer. He is also a veteran of the United States Navy. Charles holds a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Lewis University, an MBA from St. Leo University, an M.A. in Addictions Counseling from Liberty University, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Houston Christian University.

Charles has gained experience through training programs such as Bo Forbes 500-hour yoga teacher training, which focuses on embodied awareness, The Beck Institute for Cognitive Studies, and the Milton H. Erickson Foundation for hypnosis training, Texas Strong Star CPT training for veterans trauma, Sounds True mindfulness and meditation 8-week course, which have furthered his expertise in these areas.


Message to clients

I have personally experienced early childhood trauma, which included being orphaned at a young age and frequently changing between families and starting new schools every single year. My family and personal history involve addiction and violence, which had left me feeling powerless, separated, hopeless, and fearful.

Despite this history, I have been able to grow and evolve by confronting uncomfortable truths, challenging my deeply-held beliefs, and committing to a future vision of myself that I am actively pursuing.

As humans, we all share universal desires for happiness, safety, love, comfort, connection, and security. These desires are intrinsic to us, but obstacles such as past regrets and future worries can impede our ability to experience them fully, leading to pain, loneliness, fear, and sorrow.

Like our physical bodies, our psyches also strive to be healthy and whole. When we cut our skin, a scab forms, and healing occurs naturally. Similarly, our psyches want to heal from childhood and adult traumas, and developmental challenges. Many people emerge from these experiences thriving, successful, and happy. Their secret is to let nature take its course by not picking the scab. Anxiety, regret, worry, rumination, and negative self-talk are how we pick mental scabs.


Specialties

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

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

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am - 4pm*
  • Tue 9am - 4pm*
  • Wed 9am - 4pm*
  • Thu 9am - 4pm*
  • Fri 9am - 4pm*
  • Sat * (inquire for exceptions)
  • Sun Closed

Sunrise Beach Village practice
215 Mountain Top, Sunrise Beach Village, Texas 78643
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Online only
  • Tue Online only
  • Wed Online only
  • Thu Online only
  • Fri Online only
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 18 years

Cerebral Online Mental Health Provider, Therapist, 2020 - Present
Agape Counseling and Psychotherapy, Owner/Therapist, 2021 - Present
Exxonmobil Corporation, Network Engineer, 1990 - 2021
Intracare Psychiatric Hospital, Therapist, 2017 - 2019
United States Navy, Petty Officer, 1980 - 1984

Houston Christian University, M.A. Counseling Psychology, 2017
Liberty University, M.A. Addictions Counseling, 2012
St. Leo University, M.B.A., 2006
Lewis University, B.S., 2004


Licensure

Texas: 79421

Texas: 203284


Languages

English