About Charley


About Charley

Charley Allen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA specializing in helping people overcome anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues. Charley is also a mindfulness teacher for both children and adults in school and clinical settings.

Charley holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University. He is also a veteran of the US Army, having served nine years of military duty.

Prior to becoming a therapist, Charley worked in television production in Los Angeles.

Charley has a wonderful and loving family with his wife Tara Thomas and their son Murphey.

Charley's Approach

Charley utilizes a Person-centered therapy as developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s. This type of therapy diverges from the traditional model of the therapist as expert and moves instead toward a nondirective, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process.

Therapy With Charley

If their is one word to describe therapy with Charley it would be connection. Charley understands the process of connection and is highly skilled at creating an emotionally warm, safe space for his clients in which they can feel safe enough to open up and share about what is going on inside them. Charley believes in therapy that is client centered and non-judgmental.