|About||Acuity offers a wide variety of therapeutic interventions including individual and group psychotherapy and dispute resolution. Charmagne Westcott, LPC, NCC, has over 17 years experience providing mental health services to a diverse group of individuals.|
At Acuity Mental Health, you will experience a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where you can safely explore the factors interfering with your wellbeing. With evidence-based treatment interventions, tailored to fit your needs, you and your therapist will then address these issues, one by one, until you receive the results YOU are seeking.
Charmagne Westcott is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon and a National Certified Counselor with the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has over 17 years experience providing mental health services with a
diverse group of individuals, from those seeking brief
psychotherapy, to those who are seriously and persistently mentally ill (SPMI), chronically suicidal, multi-diagnostic, difficult to treat, in crisis or otherwise at risk.
Humor has been an effective coping skill in Charmagne’s own life and she actively (and appropriately) uses humor to enhance the therapeutic relationship. You can learn more about Charmagne’s personal story by viewing her 2010 featured storyteller presentation on the Acuity website at: www.acuitymentalhealth.com/about.
Charmagne specializes in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), an acceptance-based treatment with the core assumption that all people are doing the best that they can. Originally developed in the early 80’s to treat chronically suicidal individuals, it is now recognized as the gold standard for this population. DBT includes elements of multiple therapeutic interventions including: social dialectics, cognitive behavioral therapy, assertive communication, mindfulness, self-soothing, distress tolerance and emotion regulation. It is an evidence-based therapy proven effective for a wide variety of mental health conditions.