Charles Stacey, MA, LMFT has been working as a systemic therapist since 1991. Since that time, he has worked in different settings and with many presenting problems but all the work ended up coming back to the brain/body system and how the system had learned to adapt to that person’s life challenges. The bodies “autopilot” was initially programmed to protect but invariable reached a point of recreating the problem that it was trying to solve. He noticed the things that help resolve this were therapeutic but didn’t feel or act like therapy.
With the explosion of knowledge in brain/body approaches, nervous system regulation work has become more gentle, respectful and effective. Charles has completed an intensive 4-year training in Somatic Experiencing/Organic Intelligence including SE Touch as well as working with Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EFT (Tapping), HeartMath (Balanced Breathing) and Hand Mirroring and Idiopathic Hypnosis (active imagination).
Charles has served as the Treasurer for the New Mexico Marriage and Family Therapy Association since 2009, is the Chairman of the local training organizations for counselors called The Four Corners Consortium, and is a tireless mentor and teacher for student Counselors. In addition to his professional work he is an active singer/songwriter, performing both tradition music from his Celtic roots as well as original story songs that integrate Jazz, Blues and Contemporary Folk. Charles and his wife have 7 grown children and 7 grand-children.
Charles Stacey, MA, LMFT