Charles Cox a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice located in Baldwin, N.Y., has been awarded National Board Certification by the American Association of Bariatric Counselors (AABC). After completing a specialized training and education program in bariatric science he was credentialed as a Board Certified Bariatric Counselor (CBC).
Mr. Cox received his master’s degree in social work (MSW) from Stony Brook University and has 19 years of clinical psychotherapy experience in multiple settings. His scope of practice ranges from pediatrics to geriatrics. He has provided mental health services within the NYC Division of Child Protection, in children and adult mental health clinics as well as providing psychotherapy home-care for seniors. In his private practice he has identified a link between obesity and mental illness which led to his specialization in bariatric counseling.
His recognition of a dual diagnosis of mental illness and obesity and the need for specialized competency in bariatric science inspired his post-graduate training and certification with AABC. His clinical experience, scholarship and commitment to public health will further the AABC global mission of providing best practices in the care and treatment of those suffering from obesity and related disorders.