Charles Fraser MSW, RTC, RSW
Charles is a graduate of the University of Northern British Columbia. He is a registered social worker and a member of the BCASW. He is a Level two critical incident de-briefer and a member of the American Association of Critical Stress Management. Charles has worked for 25 years with High Risk Youth and their families. He has worked many years in semi-remote First Nations Communities, as an authentic ally. He has worked for Youth Forensics for nine years before going into private practice. He currently delivers mental health services to the local youth custody centre. He once facilitated the Violent Offense Treatment Program there.
Charles worked as a railroad conductor/locomotive engineer for 20 years with BC Rail. Fifteen of his 20 years he was a volunteer counselor on their EFAP. He was also a Union Counselor for 15 years with the BC Federation of Labor. He has a strong and proud labor background. His family and he were foster parents for 35 years. They had 75 children in their care.
Charles uses a Mindfulness/CBT approach, Reality Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and a mixture of Existential (Viktor Frankel) and Just Therapy. In his practice, he does general mental health, marriage counseling, parent/teen conflict and work with First Responders. He conducts guided meditations with the hope of finding one’s Spiritual Animal. He uses a Medicine Wheel approach and is guided by an Elder of 25 years. He conducts workshops to show how Allies can work with First Nations people in healing and social justice issues. His thesis is called: Becoming an Authentic Ally Working with First Nations People.