Chuck Beardsley, LCSW Westfield Psychotherapist

Chuck Beardsley, LCSW
Mountainside, New Jersey Psychotherapist

Welcome. I am a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with individuals and couples for over 15 years. Originally from Wisconsin, I moved to New York City after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  in 1984.  After a successful 15 year career in the music industry in New York, I changed careers and attended New York University.

While working on my Master’s degree in social work from NYU, I began to work for the Center for Court Innovation at the Red Hook Community Court, as a caseworker.  I worked in the court system in Brooklyn for several years, offering treatment as an alternative to incarceration to Misdemeanor offenders in The Red Hook Community Court, and later to felony defendants in the Brooklyn Mental Health Court.

I currently live in Scotch Plains, NJ with my Wife, two daughters, and a goldendoodle named Barley.  I am an avid Green Bay Packer fan, like to snowboard, bike, run and scuba dive.  Last year I began to compete in Triathlons.  I was a jazz musician in high school and college, and continue to have a deep connection to music, and am currently taking guitar lessons.

“I really began my segue into therapy by being a satisfied customer of psychotherapy myself first.”

In 2003 Chuck and his wife moved to New Jersey,
and soon began raising a family.

Chuck worked at an Intensive out-patient drug and alcohol facility named High Focus Centers in Cranford, NJ as a clinician.  This is where Chuck began his work with family members of Addicts and Alcoholics, running the family program once a week while also facilitating group therapy for the clients.

In 2001 Chuck also began studying and practising Buddhist meditation and contemplative practices.  Chuck is a daily meditator and meditation teacher, and his approach to therapy is informed by the psychological theories of Buddhism and mindfulness techniques.

Chuck Beardsley LCSW, westfield Counselor

I meet you where you are

I really customize my work to help you attain the life that you want now

A lot of my clients say they are worried that we’ll have to talk a lot about the past, and drudge up old wounds.

I work with people to help them find out what is working for them, and what is not working for them in their lives right now.  We may need to talk about the past but for the most part, I try to stay in the now. The work here really is: How can I help you create a life of meaning, joy, and happiness now.

More About How I Work

 In case you’re interested in my education/licensure-here you go:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker-New Jersey

  • Masters Degree from the Silver School of Social Work-New York University, 2004

  • Completion of a two year post graduate training in Contemplative Psychotherapy from the Nalanda Institute in New York, NY.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Meditative psychotherapy

  • Mindfulness based relapse prevention

  • Meditation instruction

  • Gottman Method Couples training.

  • Relational Life Therapy

You don’t need to do this alone. Help is available.

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