Charlie Padow, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Instructor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine of USC

Charlie Padow is a licensed clinical social worker and staff therapist in Counseling and Mental Health at USC Student Health. Padow earned his Master of Social Welfare at the University of California, Los Angeles.

His professional interests include anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, grief and loss, dating/ relationship issues, gender identity and dysphoria, stress management, assertiveness skills, anger management, social anxiety, specific phobias, and panic disorder.

Padow’s treatment approach is strongly influenced by Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), an evidence-based practice that believes that each individual is an expert in their own life and a therapist’s job is to “lead from behind.”

In addition to SFBT, he also incorporates best practice therapy interventions from his professional training and experience, including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness.

Padow serves as a liaison for the Neuroscience Program and is an embedded therapist with the Gould School of Law. His pronouns are he, him, his.