Saskia Charles

(LMHC, MCAP)

About Me

Welcome!

My name is Saskia, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Master's Level Certified Addiction Professional in the state of Florida.

I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field having worked in a variety of settings, to include residential, in home, additions and outpatient programs.
The journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding!

I have the most experience working with client who are suffering from mood disorders, family/relationship conflicts, blended families, LGBTQI, life transitions, complex trauma/abuse, and acculturation issues.

My approach to therapy can be described as eclectic.
I try my best to meet my clients where they are, to instill hope, and motivate them to change.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Saskia Charles, LMHC, MCAP


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Antisocial Personality , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH9915 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Jun 08, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coaching

I have had many counselors and therapists in the past. Saskia is hands down the most incredible counselor I've ever worked with. She helped me understand so much about what I was encountering when I first started with her. Every session was more enjoyable and she was extremely professional, kind, and an absolute master of her craft. I highly recommend Saskia, and if I require these services in the future I will certainly seek her out.

Written by C.H. on Jun 04, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief

Saskia listens intently and empathizes. She was able to provide me with candid and practical advice which helped me through my situation. Thank you Saskia for your help!

Written by E.D. on Jun 01, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Saskia is the first counselor I've ever had, and words cannot express how grateful I am to have had her help me throughout my recovery. She helped me create goals that were specific to my mental health, while also considering my spiritual journey and kept it sensitive, while being firm and direct all at the same time. I felt extremely comfortable with her and looked forward to every session. She is definitely a gem and I would forever recommend her.

Written by S.H. on May 26, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month

Saskia is very insightful and has truly helped my brother and I work through our relationship, deal with grief due to the loss of our mother, and other life challenges.

Written by L.O. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

As someone who has attended therapy on and off throughout the years I cannot stress enough the quality of therapy that Saskia provides. Frankly, she cuts through my BS every time. She manages to be sensitive while still being direct. At the end of every session I feel both comforted and empowered, supported and challenged. Her contribution to my mental health is invaluable. Mental illness is a heavy burden and Saskia is one of the rare professionals who genuinely cares and endeavors to empower you both to lighten and to better carry that load.

Written by H.A. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Saskia is an amazing counselor my experience was very rewarding I was in such a hard place in my life and Saskia really understood and helped me pick up the broken pieces. I highly recommend her especially for people of color that needs someone to fully understand them and what they are going through

Written by M.A. on May 25, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Saskia was extremely helpful in helping me to recognize my PTSD and process it. Saskia was able to help me better manage my anxiety which has had positive effects in my work life, family life, and in my personal relationships. Saskia was able to help break down situations to help me understand them better and reframe my way of thinking.

Written by N.I. on Apr 29, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

This therapist is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me cope through an overwhelming and emotional time in my life. I would recommend them for anyone suffering with grief

Written by K.A. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Saskia did nothing short of change my life. In a matter of months, I can confidently say I am a better off for having gotten the chance to work with her.
She is warm, understanding, incredibly intentional with her guidance, and ready to help you do the work.
She made me feel safe and valued, not just like another appointment she had to get through. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I became a more well-rounded and empowered person through our work together. Our work armed me with the tools and mentality that makes it possible to cope with my trauma in healthy ways.
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience with Saskia, and everything about the person I have grown to be is proof that she is damn good at her job.

Written by L.I. on Apr 16, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Saskia is amazing. She is really good at understanding me and explaining new ideas. I feel so much better and have learned a lot since I started seeing her.

Written by N.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

From the first session, I felt very comfortable with Saskia. I can still recall the knowledge and insight that she shared with me in the first session. The knowledge that was shared I was able to take with me and see an immediate change in my day to life and how my perspective was able to change. Saskia and I were able to set structured goals together. Within a few short months, I was able to see significant progress. Saskia is amazing at what she does and is extremely knowledgeable in her field. I loved her organization and structure during my treatment. I never felt rushed and we are able to cover so much ground in each session. I couldn’t not have been matched with a better therapist!

Written by P.A. on Apr 12, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She is great and makes me feel like I’m not even talking to a therapist.

Written by J.A. on Mar 31, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She is very good at listening and creating goals and feedback that are tailored to your specific needs.

Written by M.I. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Saskia has been an integral part in my recovery from PTSD and depression. She helped me set up structured goals that could be tracked and focused upon to improve my mental health and work through my issues. She's very knowledgeable in her field and effective in communicating what she knows by sending worksheets, which really helped me understand things like PTSD and ADHD. In just 2 or 3 months, I (and my wife) notice vast difference from the mental state I was in to what it is now. I'm very thankful to have had Saskia as my mental health provider !

Written by G.R. on Mar 11, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Saskia has helped me bring more peace and understanding into my life. She helps me give myself grace, and encourages me to lean into healthy lifestyle changes. I appreciate speaking with her weekly and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who needs to take supported steps towards healing. I feel much better everytime I speak with Saskia!

Written by D.A. on Mar 04, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I greatly appreciate that Saskia is a great listener and nonjudgemental. She assisted me in creating actionable steps and goals to deal with past traumas and on-going issues.

Written by V.I. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month

Saskia really made me more aware of my emotions and was able to relate with me on my feelings. She does a great job at connecting different experiences to certain feelings. Saskia really has the energy of that friend who you're comfortable talking to!!

Written by C.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts

Ms. Charles has been extremely helpful for me in working through an old trauma with some new flare ups. She asks insightful questions and is thoughtful, professional and caring. Highly recommend.

Written by E.L. on Feb 26, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

After working with Saskia for a couple of months, she has helped give me a perspective I didn’t have. She has been unbiased and makes me feel very comfortable talking with her about difficult subjects. I plan on continuing working with her to achieve my goals.

Written by P.R. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

My counselor is great! She really wants to help me become a better person and she helps me understand what’s going on with me emotionally and mentally. I’m very comfortable with her and I can truly vocalize my problems and feelings without feel scared to do so. I would recommend her to anyone who needs counseling.

Written by R.E. on Feb 05, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management

Saskia is Amazing! She has opened things up in me that has turned my life around for the greater good!! I was going down the lane of destruction until I meet her. She will always be number 1 in my book!!

Written by S.E. on Feb 03, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 1 month

Saskia has been so helpful with any issue I come across, and has pushed me toward a new place in my life. She has always been respectful of any communication requests I may have (i.e. gender pronouns).

Written by B.E. on Jan 19, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

I can't brag enough about my experience with Saskia Charles! She helped me work through family issues as well as anxiety management so much so that within a month family and friends are noticing a difference. I'm taking care of myself better and my quality of life has improved tremendously since beginning work with Saskia. She changed my life and I cannot thank her enough.

Written by M.O. on Jan 16, 2021 after counseling with Saskia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

My few sessions with Saskia have been extremely productive and insightful. Her approach seems tailored tow rather than one size fits all. Her understanding of trauma and the way it affects you in a long lasting way resonates.