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.
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
Years of Experience: 17 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
Texas: LPC 79421