Charlie Billingsley

“Everything can be taken from someone but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way”
— Viktor E. Frankl

Therapist (LCPC)- Offering in-person & virtual therapy

Hi, I’m Charlie,

Are you questioning whether you drink too much on a daily basis or are having “too” much fun on the weekend with recreational drug use? Maybe you wonder how your friends are able to stop after one or two drinks, but you continue to drink to excess. I specialize in helping those who struggle with problematic drinking and substance use and also work with those who are suffering related to their loved one’s struggle with addiction. If you are having concerns about your use, or wondering how you can help a loved one who is struggling with substance use, I can help.

I also enjoy working with spiritual and meaning of life questions. While working at treatment centers and volunteering in the community, I have witnessed deep grief and come to appreciate how spiritual, environmental and cultural factors play into one’s health. Much of my background and development as a counselor has come from coaching and working with athletes. I have helped athletes with things such as finding a mental edge, goal-setting, mindfulness, and enhancing overall performance. 

My therapeutic style

The quality of any therapeutic relationship is absolutely paramount. As a therapist, I see a big part of my role as helping to create a relationship and space where people feel comfortable to do their work. I am a companion on the journey rather than being the one holding the answers. My belief is that people often underestimate themselves, and that given some combination of hope, freedom, and support, are generally able to tap their internal strengths to successfully work through things. I keep my approach client-centered and provide a non-judgmental, empathetic environment to address your personal issues and goals. Together we can work on identifying patterns that haven’t been serving you and work to create new and more positive coping skills. Regardless of where you are in your journey, I am here to help.

I utilize techniques such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. For those who are interested, I integrate existentialism and spirituality into my practice and help people find meaning and purpose in their particular phase of life.  

Specific areas of expertise

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Substance use
  • Existentialism/spirituality
  • Mood disorders, such as depression or bipolar
  • Sports related performance anxiety

Education and experience

I obtained a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and have completed two masters degrees — a masters in education from Frostburg State University and a masters in applied psychology from the University of Baltimore. In a variety of settings, I have worked with young adults, teens, athletes, and college students as they work through various issues related to substance use and mental health. 

In addition to working as a counselor, I’ve also coached for approximately 20 years and volunteered with several community-based non-profits and mentorship programs. 

3600 Roland Ave. Suite 4,
Baltimore, MD 21211

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