GET TO KNOW CHARMAINE

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!” -Audrey Hepburn

Charmaine Jake-Matthews, LCPC

My name is Charmaine and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who works with individuals, couples & families who are dealing with anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues. My goal is to help you develop the psychological and emotional tools needed to move forward in a positive manner. Therefore, my approach to counseling is collaborative and solution focused. I am looking forward to getting to know you & the ways in which I can support and assist you.

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COLLABORATOR

I am keenly aware that people are more likely to stick to things when they have played a role in creating them. Therefore, I am here to collaborate with you to find the most effective solutions to the life challenges that you face. In the end, I want to see every client “think better, do better and feel better”.

SOLUTION-FOCUSED

Most individuals, couples and families are very busy. As such, we need to get the most out of the activities in which we participate. Therefore, I strive to provide a counseling experience that keeps you moving toward solutions and improvements. While some exploration of background and history is needed in order to accomplish this, the focus is always on moving forward.

HOW I HELP

I believe that people function best when they are empowered. Therefore, I use a combination of insight therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy and structural family therapy to help individuals, couples and families to grow. Techniques such as journaling, cognitive restructuring analysis of families of origin and, enactment are used to help clients to find their strengths so that they can face their challenges.

MORE ABOUT ME

Singing is my passion! I am currently a member of two community choirs, and a small opera company. I am also the choir director in my church. The members of the various groups with which I sing also have the opportunity to enjoy homemade cakes and muffins from time to time since baking is my other passion.