Christopher is a licensed clinical social worker currently involved with individual, marriage and family counseling. He holds advanced degrees from the Ruhr University at Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany, the University of Toronto, and S.U.N.Y. Buffalo. Mr. Charleton was designated a Fulbright Scholar to the Federal Republic of Germany from 1979-80. He is nationally recognized in the treatment of complex trauma, sex abuse, interactive addictive disorders, sex addiction, eating disorders, borderline/narcissistic marriages, axis 2 personality disorder resolution and structural dissociation. He operates as clinical director with Interact Counseling, and is a certified sex addiction specialist (CSAS), board-certified professional Christian counselor (BCPCC), as well as Sensorimotor(II) and EAGALA(II) experiential therapist. He is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), the International Association of Christian Certified Sex Addiction Specialists (IACCSAS), the American Association of Christian Counselors, and founding sponsor of the Christian Eating Disorders Collaborative Network (CEDCN). Chris' approach is holistic and integrative including assessment of neurologic, biochemical, and anatomical complications arising from complex trauma and addiction.
Founded InterAct, Inc. in 1994. Primary therapeutic focus involves individual, marital and family restoration relating to: addiction processes and cessation; structural dissociation and cult indoctrination; trauma-related disorders including complex PTSD and trauma-repetitive relational dynamics; mood disorders (anxiety, depression, bipolarity); anger management and conflict resolution; shame-based identity formation and corresponding impact on relational/spiritual formation; sex addiction and sexually maladaptive behavior; childhood disorders (e.g. misdiagnoses of ADHD, oppositional defiance, bipolarity); differentiating adult vs. child/teen-based depression; destructive narcissistic, histrionic, antisocial/sociopathic, and borderline traits influencing interpersonal relational dynamics; family violence; comorbidity; personality disorder (Axis II) resolution; neurobiological/chemical aspects of addiction/trauma; psychospiritual integration; and attachment disorders.
Mr. Charleton has been involved in varying capacities with multinational corporations, government agencies and international research institutions since 1977. His corporate experience has entailed consultant work in organizational development, international corporate psychology/behavior, technology transfer and espionage, international conflict resolution, inter/intra-corporate team building, and merger/acquisition analysis. He has developed a model of corporate change involving five levels of psychological transformation. He is also a specialist in intercultural communication.
Mr. Charleton currently serves as an executive coach and conflict resolution strategist regarding:
- Organizational development and restructuring
- Internal disputes within US/international corporations and their subsidiaries
- Assessment and training of corporate personnel regarding the systemic, departmental and individual psychological barriers to communication, motivation and increased productivity
- Multicultural diversity training
- Selection criteria and coordination of multicultural teams and international joint ventures.
- Stimulation of creativity in marketing and R&D teams.
- Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH)- former National Council on Sex Addiction and Compulsivity
- International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
- American Association of Christian Counselors
- American Association of Certified Sex Addiction Specialists
- National Association of Christians in Recovery
- Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)