Charles specializes in video gaming and social media addictions/dependencies and the concurrent disorders/mental health issues that may occur, and has worked extensively in addictions including treatment, assessment and program supervision.
In 1983, Charles graduated from St. Lawrence College with a Child and Youth Counselor Diploma and in 2005 he earned his diploma from Queens University for a BA in Sociology. Eventually his studies led him to a Masters in Counseling Psychology through Yorkville University in 2013.
One of Charles' more recent accomplishments was completing a qualitative research copulating project submitted towards a Masters in Counseling Psychology entitled, Treating Clients with Problematic Gaming Issues and Concurrent Depression Using a Multi-Modal Approach in 2013.
Charles actively teaches and presents his findings and studies to groups and classes. He conceptualized, designed and wrote many of the courses in the Addiction Studies Post Diploma Certificate given at Loyalist College in Belleville, ON. The program combines knowledge and skills-based counseling functions to complete the process of assessing and providing treatment in the continuum of care for clients with issues related to use/abuse and /or gambling.
His other presentations include: 'Excellence in Child and Youth Care...Promoting the Profession', a presentation of video gaming perspective presented to the Ontario Association of Youth Counsellors, 2014 Provincial Conference; 'Social Media: An Addiction...A Problem...Or Just Fun?' 2013.
Charles and his wife, Heather have three children who are enrolled in various University and College programs, and they boast three adorable grandchildren. He spends his spare time attending Comicon, collecting books and comics and riding his motorcycle.