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Char Bacon, LMSW specializes in therapy for college students, adults, and seniors, as well as couples and families. She maintains a private practice in the Ann Arbor
, MI area and is accepting new clients.



With over 18 years experience as a therapist for children, adolescents, college students, adults, seniors, and families, she is a graduate of University of Michigan. Specializations include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Humanistic
  • Relational Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)  

With the belief that every person has the potential to grow and change with the right support and tools, Char builds on clients' strengths to help them meet their goals so they feel good about themselves and are able to enjoy life more completely. By focusing on more effective decision making, attitudes, communication, and problem solving techniques, her clients are able to decrease depressive symptoms, feel less anxious, improve relationships, and increase self-esteem, and to sustain this progress independently into the future.

Char is a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of diverse clients in the Ann Arbor area.  Among her areas of expertise are:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Academic under-functioning
  • Grief and Loss
  • Life Cycle Transition Adjustments
  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Challenges that come with Aging
  • Caregiving for the Aging
  • Early Adulthood Adjustments
  • Work and Career difficulties
  • Family Disruption
  • Divorce and Blending families
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting Support

In addition to being a prominent therapist, Char has presented to graduate studies classes at universities, to medical groups of doctors and nurses, diverse religious leaders, teachers and administrators for whole school systems, grandparents as parents, and to general audiences speaking on the topics of authenticity, conflict resolution, forgiveness, as well as grief and loss in children, in schools, in the family and in commmunities.

Char is a down to earth, dynamically interactive, eclectic, and an empathic therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide collaborative empathic support and honest feedback to help clients more effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she actively works with each client to help build on strengths to attain the personal growth each one is committed to accomplishing.

Education
Master of Social Work
University of Michigan

Year Graduated 
2000

License No. and State
6801080347 Michigan



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