Masters Level Intern

Charita Upkins is a Master’s Level Intern studying Marriage and Family Therapy at Belmont University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and is a Master’s Fellow for the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She also holds a BA in communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

With over 20 years of corporate experience and community volunteer service, Charita has experience working with people from all walks of life, ages, and backgrounds.  She enjoys connecting with others and helping them live whole and complete lives – mind, body, and soul. She welcomes those experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief & loss, and trauma, and desires to walk alongside her clients as they seek healing and restoration.

In a safe therapeutic space, Charita supports a holistic approach to therapy and comprehensive counseling practices that tailor to the specific needs of her clients. Through an attachment lens, she incorporates Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness.