Charles Padilla, LMFT, SATP

Lifestar therapist


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Charles (Chuck) Padilla is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University California, Santa Cruz. Chuck received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fresno Pacific University, Biblical Seminary in 2009. Chuck finished an Infant-Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Certification Program through the University Massachusetts Boston, Napa Campus in 2011.

Chuck has worked with families in a variety of mental health settings including a Perinatal Team, Mobile Crisis Unit, foster and adoptive families, and outpatient services.  He served for 6 years, as a Crisis Chaplin for the Fresno Police department comforting families and providing resources and referrals. Chuck has also a background in domestic violence and issues related to recovery. He has worked with adults, children, families and individuals of all ages.

He has the ability to join with, appreciate, and demonstrate sensitivity to all minorities. He is able to interact effectively with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. He has years of cross cultural counseling experience and is able to effectively communicate, show compassion and empathy, and understanding. He is bi-lingual in English and Spanish