The following is my personal experience and the opinions below are presented solely to spare another sick individual from suffering the way I did at the Charis Center
The Charis Center is primarily a eating disorder clinic. Please keep this in mind while reading my review. The first visit was with a Psychologist asking questions and typing in my answers, understandable during a first visit. In my opinion she presented herself as cold but I wanted to give her another chance. During the second visit, I was speaking about my overeating and she actually asked Why don t you stop buying the food? Wow, I never thought of this, I guess I am cured. Then she proceeded to make snide comments about my appearance. I am here because I have all but given up and you are discussing why I am unkempt? I can barely get out of bed but I will dress up for you. Maybe I am making a leap but attacking the aesthetics of a person who has a eating disorder is beyond cruel dare I say sadistic.
I have never experienced such a indifferent and pretentious healthcare provider.She was as cold as a razor blade. She looked at me like I was scum I have never felt so belittled in a therapy situation. Difficult to comprehend why a person would go into a profession where people are desperate and in pain and choose to look down their nose at the sick person.
In my opinion anyone who enters The Charis Center in a delicate condition is in grave danger, of being assigned to this provider, which is akin to playing Russian roulette with your life. In fairness I can t indict the other providers but why take the chance? They tolerate a person who exudes a elitist attitude. People who vetted this person are supposed to be attuned to the human psyche and either choose to dismiss the blatant lack of empathy or they just don t care.