Charles Washam, BCD


Marriage & Family Therapy | Male

Dr. Charles W. Washam 2734 Chancellor Dr Ste 202 Crestview Hills, KY 41017 Get Directions
Charles Washam, BCD

Charles Washam, BCD is a marriage & family therapy provider who practices in Crestview Hills, KY.

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Charles Washam's Care Philosophy

Building on a foundation of psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dr. Washam draws in other theoretical and treatment orientations. He is committed to providing psychotherapy that is sensitive not only to relational and emotional issues, but to spiritual and ethical issues as well. As such, the primary goal is to promote healing and wholeness and to enhance one's relationship to self and others. Dr. Washam's practice of adolescent and adult psychotherapy is ecclesiastically endorsed by The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington as a specialized ministry.

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Patient Comments (25)
in Fort Mitchell, KY |
I am 19 years old and throughout this past year I've been crapped on and lied about on Facebook. In May, it got so bad that I tried to kill myself and ended up in the hospital. I've seen Dr. Washam since leaving the hospital and am finally beginning to want to live again. Depression can be like a black hole, and at times you can't see any way out of it. But Dr. Washam has been a huge help. He's intelligent, understanding, and funny, and I love his dog Riley. It has been a long time since I've fe
Careful, dedicated, and serious listening has become a lost art. In early April, I was referred to Dr. Washam by my Cincinnati psychiatrist. Dr. Washam responded quickly via text to schedule an appointment, and I have been impressed beyond expectations. He does not mince words or waste your time. He listens carefully, asks challenging and sometimes disarming questions, and helps you identify life issues more clearly and deeply.
in Bellevue, KY |
Dr. Washam has helped me tremendously in the six months I have been seeing him - when other psychiatrists, counselors, and therapists I have seen over the years could not. He has such good insight, and he TRULY listens. He encourages you to talk… he listens, but also comments and asks questions, which allows you to delve deeper into what you’re feeling. This helps you reveal more. Finally he puts into words, all these feelings you could not explain. He opens your eyes to everything, and gives yo
in Crestview Hills, KY |
I am 31 years old and a single mother of two children. My divorce was three years ago, and it has been rough. I have been in counseling for the past year because of feeling anxious and overwhelmed. My first therapist was of little value, as she seemed disinterested and didn't talk much. So, a friend suggested that I go see Dr. Washam. I've met with him four times so far and he has been terrific. He has a direct approach and can uncover problems quickly and at the deepest level. Dr. Washam is an
Crestline, OH |
He changed my life.
in Independence, Ky |
The last Dr. I seen gave me a 3 day notice he was closing his doors. Dr.Washam took me on as a new patient, I see him for several issues. Bi- polar is the main reason, and my husband also sees Dr.Washam for dementia. I would recommend Dr.Washam highly to anyone who has been searching for a good, respectful, and kind Dr. I can walk in his office in tears and he knows how to get me calmed down in no time . He is the best at what he does.
Dr. Washam is friendly, very kind, but direct. He helped a lot with my marriage and he also taught me how to be a better father.
Winchester, KY |
Experience with a charm. Thanks Dr. Washam
A friend gave me Dr. Washam's phone number because my wife has filed for a divorce. I have met with him since Thanksgiving, and he has been a great help.
in Ft Thomas, KY |
Thanksgiving Day, 2016. I have been to many therapists over the years, but found the best in Dr. Washam. He becomes a part of your life, not just a quick 50 minutes out of your day. You will have a happier life and better relationships, thanks to Dr. Washam.
in Forth Mitchell, KY |
Now starting my third month of therapy, I have found Dr. Washam to be exceptionally professional and friendly. He is patient, sensitive, and cares deeply about my well being. I highly recommend.
in Crestview Hills, KY |
Our 15 year old son was suspended from high school for sending inappropriate text messages. The Principal has required an evaluation and counseling. We met with Dr. Washam and he was surprisingly refreshing. He is friendly, warm, and has a good sense of humor. My son liked him immediately, and we can already see some improvement in his attitude. In my opinion, Dr. Washam is the best in the tri-county area, I have told many of my friends, and I strongly recommend him.
in Cincinnati, OH |
My mother is dying from stage four breast cancer, and I have struggled making myself go to work and I'm like a zombie at home. My Christian faith is essential in my life. The hospital chaplain gave me Dr. Washam's name for grief counseling. I have met with him for seven sessions so far and we have been focusing on my anger and guilt which have been fueling my depression. Dr. Washam has helped me understand the stages of grief and we also have had serious conversations about God, suffering, and
in Florence, KY |
I have been seeing Chuck on and off for about 3 years but my husband has seen him for nearly 15 along with his parents. He provides amazing perspective that both my husband and I truly hear and can implement to help us be better individuals, parents and spouses. Without him I'm not sure where I or my marriage would be but I can assure you it would be no where near where we are today. He is incredibly relatable and caring. I would and do recommend him any chance I get.
in Florence, KY |
I have been smoking cigarettes for 20 some years. When I found out that I have lung cancer, I was referred to Dr. Washam to cope with both the upsetting news and the difficult treatment that was forthcoming. Since I am Catholic, and Dr. Washam is an Episcopal priest, I found his spiritual and pastoral side to be comforting as I struggled with anger, fear, and depression. Dr. Washam has helped me through a lot, no doubt, and I don't think I could be fighting this without him.
in Cincinnati, OH |
Dr. Washam is the best therapist I could have asked for. I went to see him because I couldn't get out of bed, didn't want to. I was also put on suspension from work for yelling at a coworker. Turns out I have been suffering from depression for awhile, as well as poor impulse control. I've seen Dr. Washam seven times so far and don't plan on ending anytime soon. He's a great guy to just talk to, but really also helps you fix whatever issues you may be going through.
in Cincinnati, OH |
I'm a 26 year old female from Cincinnati and I started seeing Dr. Washam a few months ago after a horrible breakup with my fianc? (who I had met on social media through mutual friends). A few months before our wedding, I learned that my fianc? was cheating, using Tinder to find new girls in the surrounding area. Dr. Washam has been absolutely incredible, helping me every step of the way through these murky waters. I have found him to be very kind, caring, honest and encouraging.
in Cincinnati, OH |
I have been separated from my wife for 3 months following an affair, and I started seeing Dr. Washam individually 2 months ago and my wife decided to join me for the first time last week. I was surprised at how quickly Dr. Washam uncovers the deeper, more painful problems. His office is very comfortable, particularly when his dog Riley is present, and Dr. Washam is direct, compassionate, and highly effective. The overall service that he provides is far beyond what I ever expected.
in Cincinnati, OH |
I shopped around for quite some time to find just the right counselor who understands my eccentric personality. Within just a few sessions, and for perhaps the first time in my life, I felt truly understood by my counselor. Dr. Washam didn't mince any words in his evaluation of my circumstances (unlike many other counselors I've experienced), and capably walked me to a healthier place than I ever imagined. For this, I'm grateful!!
in Villa Hills, KY |
Dr Washam BY FAR is the very best therapist I have ever seen in 22 years. i receive enlightening, targeted and issue specific therapy. But more importantly, Dr Washam TRULY cares about me as a person and is helping me to move past my struggle very quickly. Dr Washam is especially wonderful because he allows 24/7 access to his patients via text. This is such an amazing support to my healing. I am seeing Dr Washam for depression & anxiety due to a 20 year abusive marriage. Dr Washam is incredible!
To begin with, Dr. Washam is so incredibly different from most! Over the years I would have loved to have my doctors as kind and caring as he is. My past psychologist would never answer a phone call. I thought all doctors were the same, but Dr. Washam not only spoke with me for probably 20 minutes on our first phone call, but in our sessions, he never rushes me even when I know I am beyond my time. I appreciate that he is open and spontaneous, and his dedication is truly unmatched.
I was referred to Dr. Washam from St Elizabeth's for heroin addiction counseling to go along with my suboxone medical treatment. I am 27years old, female, and we connected right away. He is direct, challenging and intense, but also kind and understanding. For the first time in a long time, I have hope that I can get my life back again. The demon of addiction can be overwhelming and I recommend him to anyone going through this ordeal.
in Cincinnati, OH |
For years I thought I had ADD and my doctor sent me to Dr. Washam for an evaluation. After a good hour plus of talking he believed that I suffered from obsessive compulsive disorder and generalized anxiety. He sent his notes to my doctor and I was prescribed Lexapro. I have met with him 3 times now and I am beginning to feel normal. He has been a great help and I plan on continuing with him for awhile.
in Florence, KY |
My family thinks I have a drinking problem & anger issues. My St Elizabeth's doctor sent me to Dr. Washam & what a huge difference he has made in my life. Turns out that I have been depressed for at least one year, ever since my brother was killed by an 18 wheeler. I have seen Dr. Washam since early November, usually once a week, & I am doing much better. As I continue becoming more self aware, I know that I am maturing and that I am getting rid of my depression & anger. I highly recommend him.
Cincinnati, Ohio |
If you are reading this review, you or someone you care about is suffering. So, I take writing this review seriously. The main idea here is that Dr. Washam saved my husband and me, and he can help you. My husband has always been anxious and a little OCD, but these conditions helped make him precise, cautious, thorough. But months from retirement, he spiraled out of control. He could barely make it through the day. After 3 months of treatment, my husband has recovered and is better than ever.
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Charles Washam's Care Philosophy

Building on a foundation of psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dr. Washam draws in other theoretical and treatment orientations. He is committed to providing psychotherapy that is sensitive not only to relational and emotional issues, but to spiritual and ethical issues as well. As such, the primary goal is to promote healing and wholeness and to enhance one's relationship to self and others. Dr. Washam's practice of adolescent and adult psychotherapy is ecclesiastically endorsed by The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington as a specialized ministry.

Charles Washam's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Marriage & Family Therapy
  •  Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Drug Abuse
  • Grief
  • Marriage Break-Up
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sex Addiction
  • Stress


  • Internship Hospital
    Seabury Institute Of Psychoanalysis

    Completed in 1988

    University Of Kentucky Sexual Abuse Clinic

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Kentucky Hospital Sleep Clinic

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    College Of Idaho (Summa Cum Laude)

    Graduated in 1974

  • Other Education
    Georgia State University Psychology (Honors)

    Completed in 1984

    Graduate Theological Foundation / Notre Dame (Honors)

    Completed in 1989

    University Of Kentucky (Honors)

    Completed in 1998

    Virginia Episcopal Theological Seminary (Honors)

    Completed in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychotherapy

Procedures Performed

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services