Elia H. Charles, LICSW, LCSW, BCD is an EMDR psychotherapist and an EMDRIA-approved Consultant with a private practice located in Alexandria, VA. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of Social Work treating individuals with childhood trauma, grief and loss, combat trauma, sexual assault, sex/porn addiction, love addiction and domestic violence. She is also an International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professional (IITAP) approved Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Ms. Charles received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Howard University, Washington, DC. Ms. Charles began her career working at the DC Child and Family Services Agency, and she transitioned after six and half years to work for the United States Army as a civilian provider primarily working with wounded and ill service members providing behavior health services. She continues to work with the Army as a Clinical Social Work Supervisor. Ms. Charles received her EMDR training through the U.S. Military and has continued her training and consultation with Deany Laliotis to obtain her EMDR Certification as an EMDR Therapist and Consultant. Ms. Charles is available for individual and group consultation.
Addictions, Children and Families, Complex PTSD/Dissociation, Recent Events, Relational EMDR Therapy