Charles S. McGee, Ph.D.Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“My clinical challenge is to create ways to engage each client in a constructive adventure of self-discovery and problem solving. Together, we work to build the necessary coping skills that will combat the ill effects of depression, anxiety or troublesome behaviors.”
Dr. McGee graduated from Furman University in 1972. Continuing his education at the University of Virginia, he received his M.Ed degree in 1975 and his Ph. D.degree in 1978. In 1980 he founded Family Guidance Center. Dr. McGee currently works with adults, adolescents and children, addressing issues such as family conflict, marital conflict, anxiety, depression, ADHD, phobias, parenting, stepfamilies, stress or anger management and trauma. His previous experience includes clinical and administrative responsibilities in a residential treatment center, psychiatric hospitals, community mental health centers, and public schools. Dr. McGee is a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
Before I entered graduate school, I worked in a residential facility for severely disturbed children. Not only was I responsible for treatment planning and daily interventions, I also lived in-residence with these children. Learning the "psychology trade" on the front lines was a career-altering experience. The practical, hands-on delivery of care was a reality that textbooks and classroom instruction could not provide. Witnessing the day- to-day struggles of these children and families made me realize how important my role as a psychologist was. I also discovered that my preparation needed to incorporate resourceful skill sets to be able to meet the challenges of re-building these children's health. As a result of this experience, I gained the optimism, the determination, and the appreciation to dig deeper to find meaningful solutions.