Charlene Black has more than 8 years of progressive experience in the mental health field, serving positions as LMFT; Child, Youth, and Family Clinician; Therapeutic Behavioral Coach; and Child Development Counselor/Employee Mentor. Charlene has worked with children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and/or struggling with substance abuse, as well as those involved in the Juvenile court and foster care systems.
Currently, Charlene works in a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. At the PHP and IOP levels of care, Charlene’s role and responsibilities include providing family therapy, multi-family therapy, psycho-social assessments, crisis management, and suicide prevention and intervention techniques.
Charlene’s strengths are providing evidence-based techniques and interventions that allow individuals and families to visualize their preferred future and manage their symptoms. She is committed to providing compassionate care and treatment to individuals who struggle with depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, aggression, and behavioral and emotional problems.
Charlene received her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in San Diego, and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University. Charlene is a San Diego Native and enjoys giving back to her community through attending community forums, volunteering at local organizations, and healing the hearts and minds of individuals through therapy.