Grace Charlton, MA, NCC, APCC
As Intake Coordinator, Grace welcomes each prospective client with a clinically informed background to complete the initial referral screener as their first step toward receiving services.
Prior to her role at the Cohen Clinic, she was a counselor at a correctional facility in Houston, TX where she worked with incarcerated clients on their substance abuse, anger management, PTSD, and also taught a psychoeducational class on Healthy Relationships.
Grace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Forensics from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of San Diego.
She enjoys helping to foster self-awareness with clients in order to support them in creating healthy relationships with their support system. She also works from the relational-cultural theory, which acknowledges the identities (both individually and culturally) that people belong to in order to help them move towards connection with others. She said, “It's important for me to work toward being the best Counselor I can be, which includes being multi-culturally informed, gender affirming, and always willing to learn from the client about what is important for them. I believe nothing is more important than the human connection and I'm incredibly grateful to be in a therapeutic position to be a part of our clients’ journey toward healing and peace.”
In her leisure, Grace loves spending time with her rescue dogs and finding ways to be creative in art and music. She also enjoys traveling to new places, eating good food, and visiting friends and family from all over. Grace was born and raised in Newcastle, England and moved to the United States in 2009. She currently lives in San Diego.