Charlie McNess, Ph.D.

Limited Permit Psychologist

Tel: 212-506-5935


About Charlie McNess, Ph.D.

There are many reasons that bring a person into therapy, some easier to articulate than others. Likely there is no single reason, but rather a collection, and often one of those is a feeling of being stuck. I believe that the relationship between patient and therapist is central to the work of therapy, and that in order for the work to be effective you must feel both seen and heard in the therapy space. As your therapist, I work collaboratively with you to help figure out what is serving you, and what areas we can shift. I aim to create a warm, welcoming and encouraging environment to allow you to better understand yourself in the hope of increasing agency and fostering self-exploration.  

My Approach:

My approach will adapt to suit your needs and wants. However, I primarily operate from a psychodynamic perspective and integrate mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies when warranted to best suit your needs.  I believe it is important to meet you where you  are, and will work with you to foster a therapeutic dynamic in which you are supported and wanted. I have expertise in working with those who seek treatment due to shifts in identity, issues regarding emerging adulthood, and the challenges that come with the inevitable changes in our lives, such as career, relationship or familial changes. I particularly enjoy and have experience working with the LGBTQ+, trans and non-binary community.   As a therapist I take a supportive yet active role in the room, helping you to understand and navigate your internal world and patterns of communication more effectively. I often use humour to create a warm and encouraging environment.  My background in public health taught me to think on my feet. I use this flexibility in the room to work with you to figure out how I can best support you.


Professional Background:

I received my PhD in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I have worked as a provider in a variety of settings including schools, community mental health clinics, and psychiatric emergency rooms. I have held positions at Bronx Psychiatric Center, Rikers Island, and North Central Bronx Hospital where I conducted group and individual psychotherapy as well as psychological assessment with adolescents and adults. I have treated patients with acute trauma, anxiety, mood disorders (depression, bipolar), psychosis and personality disorders. My doctoral research focused on outcomes of alternative to incarceration programs in New York City.

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