Meet the Therapist:
Charles Bussison was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa.
Pursuing his passion for helping others, he received his
Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences, with a
concentration in Education and Psychology from Pennsylvania
State University. He obtained his Masters of Science degree in
Counseling, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from
Shippensburg University, near Harrisburg, Pa. At Shippensburg,
he also completed a two-year post-graduate internship. Charles
also completed a medical clerkship in Psychiatry at the Hershey
Medical Center/Pennsylvania State University.
Charles is licensed by the New Hampshire State Board of Mental
Health Practice as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC).
- In addition, he is also licensed by the state Board of Licensing
for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).
As of 2015, Charles serves as the NAADAC
representative for the Seacoast District of New Hampshire.
Charles has been recognized for his outstanding
practice in mental health and addiction recovery counseling with
the 2008 Dr. Thomas McTeague Lifetime Achievement Award from the
Association of New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Charles was honored to receive the Legislative
Advocacy Award from the New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Counselors Association (NHADACA) in 2014.
This award is
presented to a NHADACA member who has made a significant
contribution to advocate for the ability of all New
Hampshire residents to access treatment services
He is part of a
four-member legislative committee that represents NHADACA.
The group went to Washington DC for five days in February,
2014 to meet with Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen
as well as Representatives Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster.
The goal was to promote accessibility of treatment services
to those impacted by addiction and restrict the sale of
potentially harmful addictive prescription medications.
Charles lives with his wife and his Maine Coon cat in rural New
Hampshire. He has two grown children who are living and working
in the Boston area. In his free time, he is an avid cyclist,
skier, and fitness enthusiast.
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