Charles Anderson, LMFT, Director/Clinic Director
Charles (“Chuck”), an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is the Director/Clinic Director of the Healthy Partnerships division of Caminar. He received his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family counseling from the University of Phoenix in March 2016, received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2012, and earned an Associate’s Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Phoenix in 2010. As well as being a therapist, Chuck holds the position of Executive Director at Healthy Partnerships.
Within marriage and family therapy, Chuck works with a diverse population of mental health and substance abuse clients. The area of focus that interests him most is trauma and how individuals process and navigate life with the underlying events promoting different coping behaviors. He has been working in the helping profession for a number of years and has extensive knowledge and practical experience working with families. The therapeutic technique humanistic existentialism is a fundamental component of his orientation along with cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, acceptance, moral reconation, trauma informed care, and inner child therapy techniques. Chuck is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Originally from Michigan, Chuck moved to California in 1990 with the United States Air Force where he served for 10 years as an aircraft mechanic. He served his country by deploying in support of the Gulf War in Saudi Arabia numerous times. While this experience will forever be cherished in his life, it was a time of discovery for his true passion: people. Chuck learned that no matter where or who we are, all of us have unique qualities that impact those around us and sometimes need a gentle push to fulfill our destinies.
After the military, Chuck became a construction engineer assisting with the building of an array of prominent facilities in Northern California. During the 2009 recession, he decided to return to school and pursue a higher education in the mental health profession to complement the experience he gained working with others throughout his life. He has a deep spiritual belief system and has been happily married for over 20 years.