Dr. Charles Bonner - Clinical Psychologist - Private Practice
Creative Solutions for Common Problems

Welcome to my website! I have 25 years of experience providing psychotherapy to adults, teens, and   families. I have been in full-time private practice since 2000. I employ a wide range of therapeutic interventions to address a variety of common problems and emotional symptoms (see Range of Services).

I want to say a few words about my practice motto "Creative Solutions for Common Problems". What does this mean?

The idea of "creative solutions" reflects the fact that I see psychotherapy as a creative collaboration. Both parties bring resources to the relationship. Your creativity will be as important as mine in discovering and developing solutions to your problems or symptoms. Many of the treatment methods I use encourage this creative process

The idea of "common problems" reflects the reality that most emotional symptoms are generated by a shared pool of universal themes, conflicts, and dilemmas-- such as coping with losses or transitions of various types, protecting ourselves from difficult feelings, and balancing the sometimes competing needs for dependence and independence (i.e. attachment vs. autonomy).

Sometimes what we deem to be a problem turns out to be a solution to another problem that we have yet to articulate, in which case the task of therapy is to assist in the identification and resolution of this "other problem". If your problem falls outside my areas of expertise, I will facilitate a referral to a clinician who specializes in that area.






Charles Bonner, Ph.D. PA. Lic. PS-007719-L
5873 Forbes Avenue  Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 422-9160 ext. 2   FAX: (412) 422-8180

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Psychotherapy for Adults, Teens, & Families
Specializing in the Treatment of Trauma
  and Emotion Regulation Skills