Charlie has an Associate of Arts and Science with an Emphasis of Ethnic Studies from the University of Wisconsin- Barron County, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Stout. He currently is working toward a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with concentrations in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Crisis and Trauma Counseling at the University of Wisconsin- Stout.
Charlie is a former United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer serving as a Combat Medic, Healthcare Sergeant, and Emergency Medical Technician. During his multiple deployments, he gained certifications in-Basic (EMT-B, Nationally Certified)/EMT, as well as CPR Instruction, and became a Sexual Harassment Awareness and Rape Prevention Specialist (SHARP Advocate and Trainer).
Charlie wants to be in a position to provide the best care possible as a mental health provider. While helping to break down the barriers that limit access to those who seek out help. His long-term focus as a mental health counselor will be aiding military and veteran personnel.
WHY THE MENTAL HEALTH FIELD?
During his time in the United States Military Charlie worked in the healthcare field and found it very rewarding. He also found himself struggling with his own physical and mental health after he was injured during one of his deployments overseas. This is when Charlie became aware of the stigma that surrounds mental health first-hand. He soon retired from the Army and turned his attention toward his education to become a Licensed Professional Counselor.
Charlie has a soft spot for most art related things and enjoys learning new art forms. Drawing, painting, leather craft, woodworking, pottery, poetry, or welding are some of the things he enjoys doing. He also loves most outdoor activities, especially riding and working on his motorcycle. Charlie loves the wind in his hair and being on the open road.