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  • 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.


  • Licenses:

    - 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).


  • Professional Affiliations:

    Charles is a Board Member of the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the New Hampshire Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professionals (NHADACA).


  • Awards:

    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.


  • Personal:

    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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