Founder - Change With Direction

Dr. Charles Nelson

Charlie Nelson, Ph.D. is the founder/director of Change with Direction, an outpatient mental health facility. With 45 years in the field, Charlie is well-published…credited with writing the first book with “Co-dependency” in the title in 1982. Charlie is a recognized international trainer on co-dependency, chemical dependency, and trauma. He’s been a consultant to television/screenwriters regarding relationship dilemmas and psychosocial issues facing script characters. Productions include: All in the Family, Eight is Enough, Murder She Wrote, and Trapper John, M.D. Charlie received the California Governor’s “Doris G. Tate” Award for his years of dedication and service to trauma survivors.