Charles Lucas MSW, LCSW

Therapist/Owner of Healthfit Counseling

Specialties Include:

  • Motivation Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Low Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Couples Counseling
  • Weight Loss/Health Counseling

I chose to be a therapist because there is nothing like watching people take their pain and adversity and turning into purpose.  I did not always want to be a therapist. It wasn't until a health crisis happened in my life that I decided that my calling was to help people.

When I was in my early 20’s, I was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and had to undergo a year of aggressive chemotherapy along with multiple surgeries and multiple recoveries.

I was raised by a single mom for most of my life and I was extremely fortunate to be raised by a parent who modeled the mentality that no matter what cards you are dealt, you can either sit and wait for life to deal you better cards or you can take the cards you have and learn to play the game better. I quickly learned that option 2 was the only option; which was exemplified when I was going through my cancer treatment.  My mother was my primary caregiver and would drive me to treatment every day and would be there whenever I needed anything.  Even more amazing is that she had thyroid cancer when she was taking care of me during my treatment.  There was no way that I was going to lose that battle watching her carry us both through cancer.

It was at that moment that I realized how beneficial our pain and adversity can be…if we choose to use it.

I also grew up with 3 sisters who are probably the 3 most fun people to be around.

Why I started HealthFit Counseling?

  • I have worked for both non-profit agencies and hospital systems and realized just how much red tape there was. I started Healthfit Counseling as a way to help as many people as possible without having to waste time navigating through all of the red tape; which allowed us to focus on what is most important…helping people.