Dr. Charles Tullis D.Min; PhD
LMFT, LPC, NCC, DCC
Director and Clinical Therapist
Dr. Tullis is a graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry), Liberty University (Master of Arts in Counseling), Columbus State University (Master of Science in Community Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family), Luther Rice Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care), and Northcentral University (PhD in Marriage and Famly Therapy).
License and Certifications
Dr. Tullis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) endorsed by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and a Distance Credentialed Counselor (DCC) endorced by the Center for Credentialing and Education. Dr. Tullis is a member of the International Honor Society, Chi Sigma Iota, Chi Chi Chapter since 2001.
Training and Experience
Dr. Tullis is a graduate of the United States Army Chaplain Family Life Counseling Program. He served as Director of the Family Life Counseling and Training Center at Fort Lee Virginia.
Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT) for PTSD
Trauma often causes people to struggle with their memories and thoughts about the event. You may have a hard time making sense of what happened. You may find yourself getting "stuck" in your thoughts about the trauma and how it affects your life. This feeling of being unable to make sense of the trauma can make you want to avoid thinking about or dealing with your memories. CPT has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for PTSD. In fact, the Veterans Affairs Office of Mental Health Services mandates that VA therapists throughout the country be trained in how to use CPT treatment and are asked to use CPT in their routine clinical care.
Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD
Critical Incident Stress Debrief
"Critical Incident" is any event that causes an unusually intense stress reaction. The distress people experience after a critical incident limits their ability to cope, impairs their ability to adjust, and negatively impacts the work environment. Examples of traumatic events that produce such reactions include:
- A co-worker’s or student’s death or serious illness
- A violent or threatening incident in the work setting
- Natural or man-made disaster that affects the workers’ ability to function in the workplace
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is a process that prevents or limits the development of post-traumatic stress in people exposed to critical incidents. Professionally conducted debriefings help people cope with and recover from an incident's after effects. CISD enables participants to understand that they are not alone in their reactions to a distressing event, and provides them with an opportunity to discuss their thoughts and feelings in a controlled, safe environment. Optimally, CISD occurs within 24 to 72 hours of an incident.
Prepare/Enrich is a program based on a set of five inventories that examine major relationship issues a couple may experience. These inventories must be administered by a trained PREPARE/ENRICH Counselor and include 4-6 feedback sessions in which the counselor facilitates discussion between the couple based on their inventory results.