Charles W. Washam, BCD
M. Div., M.Ed., MSW, D.Min.
Dr. Charles W. Washam specializes in modern psychoanalytic psychotherapy and marital and family therapy. He is professionally licensed in several states as a marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, and professional clinical counselor, and has over 35 years of clinical experience. Dr. Washam is an ordained Episcopal priest (1978), and his full-time ministry has focused exclusively on providing psychotherapy; as a priest and therapist, Dr. Washam is also active in teaching and preaching throughout the Dioceses of Lexington and Southern Ohio.
Dr. Washam is a Board Certified Diplomate with the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work and with the American Board of Medical Psychotherapy. He is nationally certified as a Clinical Fellow by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Academy of Psychotherapists, the National Registry of Group Psychotherapists, the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the National Board for Certified Counselors, the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and the American Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. Dr. Washam completed his postgraduate Psychoanalytic training and personal analysis in 1989 at the Atlanta Psychoanalytic Institute/ Emory University.
Dr. Washam's areas of focus and treatment include: generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, intermittent explosive disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders (borderline, narcissistic), and spirituality, i.e., an authentic "existential" conversation about one's meaning and purpose in life.