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Charles Smith

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Specialties
  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Alcoholism (Individual)
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • College Transitions
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Problem Behaviors
  • Substance Use and Abuse
Locations
  • Main Office
  • Autrey Mill Middle School
  • Johns Creek High School

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
Staff Associate Therapist

“If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Charles is passionate about assisting clients to achieve their goals and enhance their overall quality of life. He specializes in working closely and collaboratively with adolescents, adults, and families. Some of his areas of concentration are addiction, anxiety, depression, self-esteem building, and emotional regulation.

Charles primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing, while using a person-centered and strength-based approach. He helps clients to understand how distorted perceptions and thoughts can contribute to painful feelings and unwanted behaviors. The overall well-being of every client is his priority. During sessions, he ensures that each client feels heard, accepted, and understood. He works together with the client and provides a safe space for the client to address their challenges.

Charles completed his undergraduate degree at Morgan State University where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He later earned his Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Charles is a Nationally Certified Counselor and member of Chi Sigma Iota, an international and professional honor society for counselors.
Prior to becoming a therapist, Charles worked as a social worker for 20 years in New York City. In 2004, Charles relocated to Atlanta, Georgia where he worked for eight years for the State of Georgia Department of Family and Children Services in the roles of Social Services Supervisor and Social Services Administrator.

Charles loves learning and meeting new challenges. He is continually looking for ways to grow and develop a healthier understanding of himself, others, and the world. He has a diverse background working with multicultural populations. Aside from providing therapy, Charles is married and the father of three children. He enjoys writing, consulting, mentoring, and spending time with family and friends.

Charles is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Janet Fluker, M.Ed., M.S.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Morgan State University
  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health, Mercer University

Licensure, Certifications and Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Professional Counselor with the State of Georgia
  • National Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselor
  • Member, Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International