Charlene Conley is a warm, nurturing therapist
who creates a safe haven in which her clients heal. She
has over twenty years experience in her field.
Charlene specializes in a variety of areas
including: couple therapy, adult children of alcoholics,
depression, molest and sexual assault, relationship issues,
sexual addiction, and 12 step recovery issues.
She has developed a unique blend of therapy
incorporating her wisdom, experience, and spiritual beliefs to
guide clients on their life path. Charlene has trained
with the experts in her field, is a clinical hypnotherapist,
EMDR specialist, Redecision therapist, and is certified
by Harville Hendrix' Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy
to work with couples.
Charlene began her career in private practice
on the tails of Robin Norwood's book Women
Who Love Too Much. She has always had a keen
interest in relationships and when she first started, she
believed if clients would do their individual work their
relationships would change.
Charlene trained in Redecision Therapy and
clients made life altering changes in their lives by working
through childhood issues that kept them from being as successful
as adults as they wanted to be. Many of the issues they
addressed were related to intimacy and trust. This work
did not significantly effect their relationships, which
perplexed Charlene. Then in 1990, she read Getting
the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix. This was
the missing link. As a result of reading this book she
started in Imago Therapy with her partner, went to a Getting the
Love You Want Workshop and then went through the professional
training to become a Certified Imago Relationship
Therapist. This work has transformed her work with
couples. At the point that Charlene read the book, she had
been considering discontinuing her work with couples because she
felt ineffective. Charlene still uses Redecision Therapy
to help clients work through issues and may use it with one or
both partners in a relationship because it helps them resolve
closeness issues and speeds up the Imago work. She also
works with individuals using Redecision, EMDR and sometimes
Hypnotherapy but her primary work is with couples.